Understanding the Impact of Attendance and Participation on Academic Achievement

Our paper on the impact of attendance and participation on academic achievement is now available online! Here is a pre-formatted version of the paper.

In this study, we provide evidence demonstrating that it is not enough for students to be physically present in class to do well in a course – students’ engagement in class, not attendance, is predictive of their achievement in the course.

Thanks to all my co-authors – Sharry Shakory, Arman Azad, Celia Popovic and Lillian Park – for a great collaboration!

Our Statistics for SoTL Course is now Accredited by the EDC!

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Natasha May (Educational Developer at the Teaching Commons, York University) to co-create and co-facilitate a course for graduate students on providing statistical support for SoTL researchers.
Our course is now accredited by the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC), which is a huge win! Many thanks to Natasha for being such a fantastic partner throughout this whole process!

STLHE 2018 Cracker Barrel Session on Supporting SoTL Researchers

We had a great turnout yesterday, and very insightful discussions on how to support SoTL researchers, at our cracker barrel session: “Insights into how to best support scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) researchers //Aperçu de la façon de mieux soutenir les chercheurs du SoTL.” If you couldn’t make it to our session, attached is our handout.