Assessment Workshops

The CTE builds assessment development for faculty into each of our programs, from our Best Practices Institutes and Documenting Learning Collaboratives to our January Jumpstarts and Curriculum Innovation Projects. Leading into every annual degree-level reporting cycle, however, the CTE runs a series of standalone workships specficially focused on preparing departments for this important process. The workshops are redesigned each year through collaboration between the CTE's assessment specialist and KU's faculty reviewers. 

DEGREE-LEVEL ASSESSMENT WORKSHOPS

Whether you are just beginning your department's assessment project or need help pushing an extant project across the finish line, Dr. Joshua Potter will host a series of workshops for faculty and instructional staff December through February. These workshops are a great opportunity to jump-start your unit's annual assessment of student learning in advance of February's reporting cycle.

All sessions will take place remotely on Zoom and enrollments are capped at 30. RSVP here for these sessions.

Assessment 101
Friday, December 4 from 10:00-11:00 AM
This workshop will cover basic assessment concepts for faculty who are newly responsible for the management of student learning in their departments. Topics will include the five-step assessment cycle; guidance on crafting meaningful inquiries into student learning; modalities of assessment tools and approaches; and recommendations for building department-level momentum around change initiatives.

 

Assessment Results and Change Initiatives
Thursday, December 10 from 10:00-11:00 AM
Assessment work is at its most valuable when it directly informs change initiatives within our courses, course sequences, or curricula at large. But linking the results of assessment (often derived at the micro level) to “big picture” redesign work (often applied at the macro level) requires careful attention. This workshop will offer recommendations on how to set the groundwork upfront for evidence-based design and change initiatives down the line.

Assessment 101 (Repeated)
Friday, January 15 from 10:00-11:00 AM

This workshop will cover basic assessment concepts for faculty who are newly responsible for the management of student learning in their departments. Topics will include the five-step assessment cycle; guidance on crafting meaningful inquiries into student learning; modalities of assessment tools and approaches; and recommendations for building department-level momentum around change initiatives.

 

Collecting and Analyzing Assessment Data
Tuesday, January 19 from 10:00-11:00 AM
Where can we look for data about students' ability to meet the learning outcomes of our degree programs? How do we embed program-level assessments within individual courses? Or harvest a representative sample of student assignments for analysis? What is the difference between assessment data derived from rubrics and data generated through focus groups? This workshop will help participants think through how to get, analyze, and interpret data.

 

Two-Part Advanced Workshop: Learning Analytics and Assessment
Tuesday, Feb 2 and Thursday, Feb 4 from 10:00-11:00 AM
Data about our courses, our students, and our degree programs are everywhere. Some of this data emerge from our own efforts as instructors and mentors; some come from institutional sources that track things like retention, progression, and enrollment; and still more emanate from external origins like employment data and alumni surveys. This two-part workshop series is designed for faculty practitioners of assessment who seek to merge their department-level data on student learning with other sources of data about their students more generally. It will discuss hybrid assessment concepts such as curriculum traffic models, predictive performance analysis, and cross-course linking of student learning.

 

Have degree-level assessment questions, but cannot attend the workshops? Please email Joshua at joshuadpotter@ku.edu to set up a consultation.


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