Assessment is often seen as an external mandate to be "done with," or even better, to be "done away with." This is usually because assessment seems to be a superficial, make-work exercise that is unrelated to what is really important: improving student learning. This interactive seminar/workshop outlines six research-based foundational steps for building a working assessment program that satisfies the expectations of external accreditors while saving instructor time, money, and effort. More importantly, it focuses squarely on improving student learning by closing the feedback loop.
Presenter: Doug Eder, Director, Offices of University Evaluation and Testing, University of Arizona.Co-sponsored with the Office of Faculty and Organizational Development. This workshop can be used to fulfill the MSU CCTP competency: Assessment of Learning.