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Title:Quantum Mechanical Analysis of Donor -Acceptor Interactions in Organometallic Complexes and Comparative Analysis of Class Size and Teacher Experience on Student Experience Satisfaction and Learning
Author(s):Flener, Charity
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gregory Girolami; Thom Dunning
Department / Program:Chemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Chemistry, Inorganic
Abstract:Chapter 6 discusses the results of a year long research project studying student perceptions and success in two types of general chemistry courses. This study uses three ways to determine if student performance and satisfaction were different between the two types of sections: exam scores, attrition rates, and student happiness in the class (as measured by effectiveness ratings). On average, students in the small discussion performed worse on exams, left the course in higher numbers than large lecture students and rated their instructor less effective than students in the large lecture course. However, students in sections with experienced TAs performed significantly better than students in the large lecture course, suggesting that small classes with TAs can be effective provided that TAs are trained and motivated. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).
Issue Date:2009
Description:223 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3406743
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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