The assessment of student learning outcomes arrived on the higher education landscape in the mid 1980s, and it is now an expectation on most campuses. Sometimes driven by concerns from outside academe about the quality of undergraduate education, its most powerful practices stem from the questions that faculty, programs, and institutions are asking about their students’ experience and how to improve it. In this interactive workshop we’ll look at the features of assessment that lead to real improvement, examples of effective campus programs and approaches, and the roles that both faculty and students can play in such work. This will include an introduction to work by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment on the role that classroom assignments can play in an effective assessment program.
Presenter(s): Dr. Pat Hutchings
Biography: Pat Hutchings is a senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Her work has focused on a variety of strategies for creating a campus culture of teaching and learning: student learning outcomes assessment, integrative learning, the peer collaboration and review of teaching, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Recent publications include The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact, co-authored with Mary Taylor Huber and Anthony Ciccone (2011); and, as part of the NILOA team, Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015).
November 16, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PMMountain Time
Room 7-266A, MacEwan University10700 104 AveEdmonton, Alberta T5J 4S2Canada
Centre for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence - CAFÉ
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