COPUS: A Classroom Observation Approach to Evolve STEM Instruction

The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM, or COPUS, was designed “… to reliably characterize how faculty and students are spending their time in the classroom.” (Smith, Weiman, et al., 2013) From there, faculty and faculty developers have used the data to improve instruction and deepen student engagement and learning. As colleges and universities look for ways to grow the implementation of active learning, COPUS, together with aligned faculty development opportunities has emerged as a choice starting place to surface and evolve instructional practices. Join us for a closer look at COPUS.

Presented by: Dr. Tori Mondelli, Founding Director, University of Missouri’s Teaching for Learning Center