This workshop will help you to identify some common mistakes we make when designing and grading writing assignments in the undergraduate classroom, and provide you with some strategies to help you avoid these stress-inducing (for the students) and time-consuming (for you) practices. This workshop will address designing clear assignments, writing effective rubrics, and planning time-saving grading strategies.
Designing a high-quality survey that meets your research needs is key to a successful classroom research project, but so is getting students to take those surveys. This workshop will cover research-based recommendations for both the design and implementation of online surveys. The first hour will focus on survey basics and question design for those somewhat new to survey methodology. After a brief break, the second hour will focus on reducing barriers and perceived “cost” of taking—and analyzing—the survey for students and researchers using motivational techniques and Qualtrics options. Details
Assessing students’ written work and teamwork, whether for programmatic assessment purposes or SoTL research, just got easier thanks to the VALUE rubrics, developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). These validated rubrics in 16 areas are free to download and have been used in numerous SoTL studies and for classroom, course and programmatic level assessment. The first half of this workshop will introduce the rubrics and demonstrate how VALUE rubrics have been used in published SoTL research, while the second half will focus on best practices for scoring student work with the VALUE rubrics.
You have done the work of writing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), collecting data, and analyzing results. Now what happens? This session will explore how to use and make sense of assessment results and address how programs can (or should) use results to ultimately improve student learning and strengthen academic programs. Details