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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. 


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 beginning at 10:00 AM. You can RSVP for these sessions here.

Learning Outcomes 101 on Dec 15 / Jan 20 / Feb 8
This year, KU is asking each of its departments to revisit its degree programs' learning outcomes. This workshop will talk about what makes a good, measurable outcome. We'll review examples from around KU and breakdown what "levels" of knowledge or skill within each outcome (i.e. introductory, intermediate, advanced) would look like.

Curriculum Mapping on Dec 16 / Jan 21 / Feb 9
With learning outcomes and levels of knowledge in-hand, you're ready to take the next step: mapping these outcomes and levels across the courses that are most frequently offered in your curriculum. This workshop will walk through how to go about building a consensus with colleagues about where outcomes manifest in a department's courses, and what to do with the resulting curriculum map.

Submitting Your Assessment Report on Feb 2 / Feb 3 / Feb 10
By February 25, departments are asked to submit their updated learning outcomes, and -- for each outcome -- define levels of knowledge or skills within that outcome and, where appropriate, align that outcome to one of KU's institution learning goals. This workshop will focus on the nuts-and-bolts of accessing the submission portal, navigating its pages, and filling out its questions. We'll work through a submission in real time and answer questions from the audience.  


In addition to these workshops, Joshua will also be hosting several sessions of virtual office hours for individualized consultations. These sessions will take place on Feb 21, 22, and 23, each day from 9:00-11:00 and then again from 1:00-3:00. All office hours will take place remotely on Zoom. You can RSVP for these sessions here.

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



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Degree Assessment Due
February 25, 2022

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