Franklin Dollar is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the UCI School of Physical Sciences, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. He has served on graduate admissions for the past 5 years, where holistic admissions have become a key component of the admissions process in the department. He serves on the steering committee for the University of California Leadership & Excellence through Advanced Degrees (LEADs) program, and is a site lead for the National Science Foundation Science & Technology Center STROBE. He has been awarded for his work in research, teaching, and outreach efforts, being an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, the American Indian Science & Engineering Society’s Most Promising Scientist, and the National Science Foundation’s early CAREER award.
Specifications Grading in a Large Lecture, Introductory Physics Class
In this presentation, I will show the implementation of specifications for a large lecture introductory physics class. Utilizing multiple smaller assessments, mastery in electrostatics, DC circuits, magnetism, and induction will need to be demonstrated in order to pass the course. I will present the class structure, which involves active learning techniques such as flipped classrooms and Just-in-time teaching, and show how specifications grading can be deployed in such a course.