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The Teaching Practices Inventory (TPI)(formerly called the “Teaching Practices Survey”) was designed to characterize the teaching practices used in undergraduate science and mathematics courses. The inventory requires 10-15 minutes to fill out and provides a detailed characterization of practices used in all aspects of a “lecture” course (it is not suitable for use with courses that are primarily laboratories, seminars, or project courses). It has been tested with several hundred faculty members at UBC and refined over a 6-year period.
Once completed, the results of the TPI are scored according to the rubric posted on the CWSEI TPI website. Our results are scored automatically within Qualtrics, so you don’t have to do it yourself (thought you certainly can using the Excel file on the TPI website). The results is called the “extent of use of research-based teaching practices” or ETP. The ETP is a total score, and is also broken down into the eight categories listed above, giving instructors an interesting view into their teaching practices. If you are interested in meeting to discuss your ETP score and how to interpret it, please let us know.
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