Award Winners

During a difficult year, our colleagues rose to the occasion by developing new assessment methods, leveraging challenges as opportunities, and placing their students' learning and welfare at the forefront of their design work. This page collects many of the finest examples from across campus and links to these instructors' own descriptions of their projects. We also "tag" each project according to the design principles it most readily exemplifies. Are you looking for examples of equity in design work? Want to learn more about scaffolding assignments? Look for the relevant design icons next to each winner's photo.

Please take some time to peruse these examples, as they'll provide the backbone of our SLS program, where these faculty will co-facilitate breakout sessions and speak directly with audience members about their assessment work. (Note: some links embedded in these documents work best with Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.)



Course-Level Assessment Innovation Awards


Laura Kirk / Theatre and Dance
Adapting Artistically to Unintended Consequences in a 300-Level Theatre Course




Cambrey Nguyen / Pharmacy Practice
Reformating the "Mystery in a Forensics Lab" Project for a Virtual Learning Environment




Kyle Velte / School of Law
Protest Songs and Lobbying Legislators in an Advanced Survey Course for Law Students




Tracey LaPierre / Sociology
Using Gradescope to Streamline Grading, Improve Feedback, and Identify Learning Challenges




Shuai Sun / Chemistry
Build-a-Molecule Project as Counterpart to a Final Exam in a Large Introductory Course




Kevin McCannon / Sociology
A Scaffolded Summative Research Project on "COVID-19 and the American Family"



Annual Degree-Level Assessment Awards


Sean Gullickson / Spanish and Portuguese (Winning Department)
Assessing the Curriculum using Direct Evaluation, Institutional Data, and Student Surveys




Jordan Taylor / Health, Sport and Exercise Science (Runner-Up)
Leveraging Course-Embedded Case Studies for Program Assessment



Christopher Haufler KU Core Innovation Award


Peter Bobkowski / Journalism
Iterating a "Research Brief" Assignment to Incrementally Build Real-World Skills

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