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My Fall 2011 Schedule:
ComS 8 Interpersonal Communication T Th 10:30-11:45
ComS 8 Interpersonal Communication T Th 12:00-1:15
ComS 181 Senior Seminar in Small Group Communication T 6-8:50

My Teaching Style Scores:

Expert: 2.125 Low
Formal-Authority 3.625 High
Personal Model 3.375 Moderate
Facilitator 4 Moderate
Delegator 3.5 High

First, I am trying to understand the scale that is used resulting in the above scores. How is it that a score of 3.6 is considered high, while a score of 4 is considered moderate? If I only look at the scores and not the words low, moderate, high, I am not surprised by the results. I see myself as a facilitator of learning with relatively high expectations, providing a considerable amount of structure for learning to occur. The delegator score is the one that is most surprising, since I don't really delegate much authority to my students. I might be misinterpreting what that category is truly measuring.

My Questions:
What teaching insights will be identified by working with a partner in a discipline other than my own?

What unique benefits can be derived by working in a multi-disciplinary team toward improving our teaching?

And what critical research questions can and should be addressed in using cognitive coaching among peers?