Integrating Oral Exams and Interactive Presentations to Test Substantive Knowledge and Build Practical Intelligence (2021 Faculty Showcase)
From Aaron Royer
Mark Shapiro, Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Career Advancement, Business Law
This session would focus on the pedagogy used in BSL 476 The Law of Risk. In this course, designed to teach decision-making in the face of imperfect solutions, using law and risk management as the construct, students are required to participate in a 15-minute oral quiz with the instructor and a 60-minute group presentation presenting to a "boardroom" (other students and the instructor who actively ask questions and participate during the session). It ends with a one-on-one feedback session with students as to communication skills and personal goals. The session would focus on the integration of substantive course material with interactive communication assignments and faculty engagement as a course instructor, mock CEO, and mentor/advisor.