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2022 Student Learning Symposium

Register for this year's SLS here!

This academic year and next, KU is asking its departments to shift their attention away from annual assessment reporting in their degree programs, and instead channel their efforts into rebuilding assessment plans that are both sustainable and meaningful.

This year's SLS will take place on Friday, January 28 and has been designed to capitalize on this approach by focusing on the "cornerstones" of a healthy curriculum:

  • learning outcomes that are exciting to students and faculty alike
  • curriculum maps that ensure these outcomes are well-scaffolded throughout the degree program
  • measurement tools faculty need to represent the core results of their assessment work with an eye toward revision and change

Opening Plenary: Designing and Sustaining a Healthy Curriculum
Featuring examples of excellent work drawn from departments across KU and remarks from Provost Bichelmeyer

Concurrent Sessions Round I
- Dynamically Linking Learning Outcomes to Curriculum Maps
- Using Assessment to both Study and Support Equity*

Concurrent Sessions Round II
- Moving from Curriculum Maps to Long-Term Assessment Plans
- Conversation on the Challenges and Opportunities of Using Assessment Data during a Pandemic*

Concluding Plenary
With (virtual) door prizes and exciting announcements about new CTE programs for faculty working on program assessment  

*Depending on the number of attendees, this topic may be offered during both rounds of concurrent sessions.

Quick Hits

Degree Assessment Due
February 25, 2022

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