About KU Student Learning Symposium

Presented by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Student Learning Symposium is an annual event that brings together faculty, administrators, and staff to explore and use assessment results collected from multiple sources -- including KU Core review and degree-level assessment -- to illuminate what is going on in KU's classrooms and beyond.

The half-day program offers panel and discussion sessions about the study of student learning; several presentations from individual departments that serve as examples of best practices; a general plenary session that addresses a large, macro-level question through the presentation of institutional data; and lots of fun in the form of food, hands-on activities, and the bestowal of university-level assessment awards.

Notes from each year's SLS appear in the menu to the left.

You can register for this year's SLS by clicking here.

Agenda for 2018 Student Learning Symposium

Friday, February 23 in the Kansas Union from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM

Theme: Building Capacity and Community Around Assessment

8:00-8:30          Breakfast service, check in, and live music

8:30-9:00          Opening welcome and presentation of NILOA provosts' survey on assessment

9:00-10:00        Breakout Sessions
                              -- Visualizing Your Curriculum
                              -- Assessing Intercultural Competency
                              -- Managing Assessment Across Multiple Courses

10:10-11:10      Breakout Sessions
                              -- Reviewing the State of Assessment at KU
                              -- Assessing Undergraduate Research
                              -- Assessment in the Humanities

11:25-11:45      Presentation of Assessment Awards by the Provost

11:45-12:15      Lunch and Team Activity

12:15-1:00        Plenary Panel: Building Capacity and Community Around Assessment

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