Defining a learning objective is challenging. Accurately measuring a learning objective is even more challenging and requires familiarity with a number of assessment strategies. In 500 Tips on Assessment, best practices include exploring a variety of strategies such as peer and self assessment, portfolios, and practical work that are “authentic” and “redeemable” (i.e. opportunities to redeem failure when things go wrong).
If you’d like to take a closer look at your course assessment plan in a supportive environment and earn a Certificate in “Measuring Student Learning and Success”, join us in a series of three workshops on April 5, 12, and 19 in MLIB 252 from 11-12:30. Earning the certificate involves attending all three workshops that offer a comprehensive look at different stages of a course assessment plan. While you are welcome to attend as many workshops as your schedule allows, earning the Certificate requires full attendance at all three workshops.
April 5: Create and implement a course assessment plan (by Ben Seipel)
April 12: Interpret assessment data and close the loop (by Ben Seipel)
April 19: Create assessment-based evidence for your RTP dossier (by Chiara Ferrari)
If you’re interested, please complete this brief questionnaire.
Contact Chiara Ferrari for questions.
Workshops are offered by the Office of Faculty Development in collaboration with the Academic Assessment Council.