Accession Number:

ADA611151

Title:

Transforming Warrant Officer Career College Instructor Assessment for the Army Learning Model

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 2011-Jun 2013

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

This research involved transforming classroom and end-of-course EOC instructor performance metrics at the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Career College WOCC to reflect the Army Learning Model ALMs emphasis on adult pedagogical approaches. An instructor guide was also developed to help instructors capitalize on the feedback provided by the metrics in order to enhance their ALM prescribed skills. The Academic Instructor Assessment AIA was developed and utilized to assess instructors of three WOCC courses. Fellow instructors and lead personnel utilized the AIA to conduct instructor evaluations and completed follow-up questionnaires regarding the AIAs usability and relevance to assessing ALM criteria. The supplemental EOC questionnaire was also implemented with students in three classrooms. Both the AIA and the supplemental EOC were well received. Restrictions in the sample and completion rates limited the psychometric properties calculable, but the AIA and EOC show promise as an improvement to assess ALM properties. The AIA and EOC were revised to reflect personnel feedback. The AIA, EOC, and Instructor Guide were delivered and briefed to the WOCC lead personnel and Commandant. The AIA and EOC were preliminarily incorporated into the WOCC instructor evaluation process and the Instructor Guide was immediately incorporated into WOCC instructor preparation and training.

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE