What was the 2020 SLS all about? Since KU had shifted to online instruction in March 2020, the university's instructors had worked diligently and creatively to assess student learning within their courses. This work was hard on faculty, but invaluable to our students as they navigated new challenges in learning remotely. The CTE took the opportunity in 2020 to identify several exemplary instances of innovative course-level assessment work from our colleagues around campus and organized them within a template of "design principles" created by the Bay View Alliance.

This pre-event website was designed to provide participants with some tentative answers to the question: what do well-designed assessments look like in online and remote settings? At the SLS event itself, through discussion and activities, we worked to collectively answer a second question: how do we scale up excellent course-level work to the program or department as a whole?

The links in the lefthand margin above include the resources we shared with participants before the SLS, as well as some work products that emerged from the event itself. The response to these materials -- especially the award winners' narratives -- was so positive that we have decided to warehouse them permanently at this web address.


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