Stuck in the Assessment Swamp? - Chronicle of Higher Education
Webinar: Beyond the "A" Word: Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation - American Association of College & Universities
Kevin Gannon, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University shares why assessment is good for faculty and department success:
"Assessment is our story. It’s the faculty telling the world...that we are indeed
doing what we say we’ll do. It’s a way for us to show that we’re building the
habits of mind and tools for informed citizenship that our students need."
Access the recorded webinar (requires signing in with email and password or create a new account) to hear how using VALUE rubrics empowered professors to innovate in the classroom. "It outlines...A nationwide project that examines direct evidence of student learning. The VALUE initiative presents a unique approach for colleges and universities that...situates defining and measuring the quality of student learning within the learner-faculty relationship, at the course level, without sacrificing questions of rigor."
Read a short article on 17 inconvenient "truths" about assessment that promotes rethinking how we measure what students know to redirect our teaching for greater learner success.
Cathy Davidson, a Distinguished Professor in the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, shares how faculty can shift their perspective on writing learning outcomes to improve "[our] ob helping students translate the specific content or knowledge gained in our classrooms into a tool (informational, conceptual, methodological, epistemological or affective) that will help them thrive in life."
A bit of inspiration and revelation as you read how self- and student assessment were techniques or a source of remorse for these skilled college educators.