Emily Faulconer

I started my teaching career in Surry County, Virginia, teaching high school sciences. I have been at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for six years. These days, I split my time between teaching sciences (Chemistry and Environmental Science) and administrative responsibilities. I hope to start working more with undergraduate researchers.




Embry-Riddle Aernautical University

Recent Posts by Emily

Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:26 PM in A Rationale for Integrating Science and Reading
I think too often it is assumed - even at the college level - that students have the reading skills required to gain information from scientific sources. I agree that integration can be a significant benefit to students! 

Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:43 PM in Make-up tests
I use all short answer for make-up tests. My normal tests have a mix of open and closed questions ... with 60-70% of the points in closed questions (MC, T/F, fill in the blank, matching, etc.) and about 30-40% in open questions (calculations and short answer).  I definitely do not use the same test as that is an unfair advantage ... they can easily ask what was on the test!   

Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:40 PM in Assessing within a Lecture
I no longer give traditional lectures because I teach asynchronous online for most of my courses ... but I favor using online polling platforms to maintain engagement, break up the lecture, and take a measurement on the students' understanding of the current topic.