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April Becker

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Behavior Analysis
College
College of Health and Public Service

Education

BS, Colorado State University, 2015.
Major: Zoology
Dissertation Title: Mobbing Calls of Black-Capped Chickadees: Effects of Urgency on Call Production
MS, University of North Texas, 2015.
Major: Behavior Analysis
Degree Specialization: Animal Training, Cultural Analysis
Dissertation Title: “Psychological Appetite” or Schedule-Induced Deprivation
PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2015.
Major: Neuroscience
Dissertation Title: Targeting Cholinergic Neuromodulation in Stroke Recovery

Current Scheduled Teaching*

BEHV 3440.001, Data Collection and Analysis, Spring 1 2019
BEHV 3440.001, Data Collection and Analysis, Fall 1 2018 Syllabus
BEHV 5000.001, Observation and Measurement of Behavior and Environment, Fall 1 2018 Syllabus
BEHV 5815.712, Practicum, Fall 1 2018

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

BEHV 3440.001, Data Collection and Analysis, Summer 5W2 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 3440.001, Data Collection and Analysis, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
BEHV 5815.709, Practicum, Spring 2018
BEHV 5000.001, Observation and Measurement of Behavior and Environment, Fall 2017 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
1
Challenge and
Engagement Index
2
Response Rate
0
out of 5
0
out of 7
%
of
students responded
A Challenge and Engagement Index of "n/a" means
there were not enough student responses to calculate a score.
  • 1 Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • 2 Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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