Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Quality Assurance: Theory to Practice
The Quality Matters White Paper Series: Academic Rigor
Academic rigor is often touted but rarely defined, leading to assumptions it exists without evidence. A new definition distinguishes teacher/student responsibilities, disentangles rigor from curriculum/learning and leverages evidence to document it.
Distinguish between constructs typically confounded with academic rigor.
Cite multiple types of evidence to document rigor.
Identify revisions at your institution that are needed to better assess rigor.
Intended Participants - Role
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Dr. Andria F. Schwegler, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University Central Texas
Andria F. Schwegler is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Counseling and Psychology Department. She teaches a range of fully online courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels including statistics, research methods, and social psychology. She is the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Science in Educational Psychology program.