MBA Roundtable Innovator Award Winners Webinar
featuring the University of Delaware
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PAC
Join the MBA Roundtable in celebrating our 2021 Innovator Award Winner the Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware. Learn about their innovative Motivational Tiered Assessment: Rethinking How We Assess Our GME Students. University of Delaware Professors Mark Serva, Amanda Convery and Amanda Bullough redesigned how Lerner College assesses graduate management students (GME) by creating an innovative motivational tiered assessment (MTA). MTA is changing assumptions about grading in the Lerner MBA program, MTA's relative advantages, data that support these advantages, and how MTA will be integrated into Lerner GME programs in the future. Under MTA, students can achieve higher grades only when they exhibit higher levels of intrinsic motivation, because students choose the amount (and difficulty) of work they complete. In this webinar you can learn about their experience and best practices for curriculum innovation and change and discover some potential ideas for your own programs.
Presenter: Mark Serva - Associate Professor of MIS, Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware
Mark A. Serva is an associate professor of management information systems at The University of Delaware. Professor Serva received his MBA from Syracuse University, and his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. He has published numerous articles in the areas of e-commerce trust, latent growth modeling, and the improvement of student learning. He is also the recipient of many teaching awards, including the Lerner College’s Outstanding Teacher. Dr. Serva is the former director for UD’s Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, a leading advocate for the integration of student-centered pedagogies into higher education. He is also a well-traveled educational consultant, having conducted teaching improvement workshops on five continents, including Egypt, Brazil, South Korea, Turkey, and India. In 2019, Professor Serva earned his Teacher-Consultant Certification in Team-based Learning from the TBL Collaborative.
Moderator: Stephen Taylor, BusinessCAS Research Director
Steve joined the BusinessCAS team as Research Director in 2020 after 15 years in higher education administration. Serving in leadership roles for business schools at institutions like Harvard Business School and Arizona State University, Steve’s experience has focused on enrollment management, process and systems efficiency, and organizational culture. His most recent administrative role was Associate Dean for Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, where he led the unit responsible for all graduate business programs. He holds undergraduate degrees in General Studies and Information Systems, a Master of Business Administration, a post-grad degree in Philosophy, and took courses in Information Technology and English Literature at Harvard University.
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