2015 KU Annual Student Learning Symposium

The first ever KU Student Learning Symposium, presented by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching Excellence, has concluded on Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Oread Hotel.

Highlights of the event:

  • Live music brought by Steve Kapp, our KU colleague from School of Social Welfare. (Thanks, Steve, for the beautiful music!)
  • Two Awards were presented at the event: the Degree-Level Assessment Award and the KU Core Hauler Innovation Award.
  • A short film that helped lead off Saturday’s Student Learning Symposium showed that assessment isn’t always serious business.
  • Three concurrent sessions
  • Brunch Session: Senior Vice Provost Sara Rosen hosted an engaging game show "Name the Number: KU Student Learning Edition", which led to the rest of the afternoon program about how each of our academic units contributes to student progress to degree through course and curriculum refinement.
  • Reflections & Observations: CTE Graduate Assistants participated in table discussions throughout the event and documented those engaging conversations through reflections/observation notes. Reflection 1; Reflection 2; Discussion Notes 3; Discussion Notes 4
  • Feedback from participants: We have received very positive comments and constructive suggestions from the participants. Friday seems to be a better time for such an event and we are looking for a venue available on a Friday in mid March for next year. Participants also would like to have more discussion time with colleagues across disciplines. We will make sure we build in more time for this. We will also organize more lunch sessions throughout semesters to address common assessment needs emerged from the feedback such as "how to access good assessment data about own units", "how to use assessment results for improvement", and "how to engage other units on assessment issues based on common interests."








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