|TITLE:||DUAL CREDIT CHE 111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I COURSE FACILITATOR FEEDBACK|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||TORRES Y TORRES, JANELLE|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||TEACHERS IN THE DUAL CREDIT CHE 111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I COURSE- BUT THEY ARE NOT INVESTIGATORS|
File Created: June 17, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: June 17, 2013
Current Status: Extension of Approval Granted
Action Date: June 17, 2013
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this study is to gain feedback from high school teachers, who participate as facilitators at their high schools, on their experience with the assessments and other course components used in the 2012-2013 delivery of Missouri Westernís Dual Credit CHE 111 General Chemistry I course. This study is designed to address these issues with the goal of improving the experience of the students and teachers participating in the program.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYFeedback from the teachers on the assessments and other course activities and components will be gathered through an anonymous survey administered by email through the Class Climate Course Evaluation Feedback System. The informed consent document for the survey will be in the body of the email, and clicking on the link to access the survey will indicate the teacherís acceptance of the informed consent. The surveys will be sent out to the participant list constructed from the emails provided by the teachers who serve as facilitators in the program. Each email received will include a password randomly generated by Class Climate, which will give the participant access to a link to the survey. The identity of the teacher will not be known to the investigator through the teacherís name, school, or password. The instructions in the informed consent document will convey that the teachers should not give any information in the free-response boxes that could lead to the identification of the teacher or their school. The principals at each of the teacherís high schools will be notified of the project, its goals, scope, and intent to gather information from the teachers at their school prior to offering the teacher an informed consent form or survey access. The confirmation of their approval of their teacherís participation, or their decision to not opt out of approving their teacherís participation (both by a communicated date) will constitute communication of their approval of their teacherís participation in the study. Principals who were employed at the participating schools during May 2013 were already given the opportunity to opt out of participating in the study described in proposal #1585 and future studies, which would include this one. The results of this research are intended to be used in presentations at professional meetings in the discipline of chemical education and peer-reviewed publications of scientific research. A copy of the survey will be emailed to Michael Ducey and to Brian Cronk. It could not be pasted into the same document as the informed consent agreement.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThis study should involve only minimal risk to the participants. The teachers may complete the survey in a location of their choice in an environment they deem to be safe and comfortable.
SUBJECT SELECTIONSurvey subjects will include high school teachers who participated in the program as facilitators during the 2012-2013 school year who choose to click on the emailed link to the survey (and then enter the password provided). The number of possible participants could be as high as 21 teachers. Students will not be included in this study.
CONFIDENTIALITYThe identity of all participants in the survey will be protected and each will be given a code that is not traceable to their identity by the investigator.
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Extension Request on 08-16-2013
Extension Request on 10-16-2013
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