Conference on Teaching and Learning: Documenting Student Learning
Tuesday August 29th from 8:30-12, in Valhalla B
The purpose of this workshop is to help instructors identify their major teaching goals and to acquaint instructors with classroom assessment techniques that match these goals. Instructors will identify a specific subject within a course and leave the workshop with a draft of an assessment tool. We will also discuss ways to document these results in a format that will help in publication, promotion and tenure.
· Brief introduction of what we know about how students learn.
· Participants complete the Classroom Assessment Techniques Teaching Goals Inventory (CAT-TGI). You can complete the TGI ahead of time at this site (select ‘Take TGI’) and the computer will automatically calculate your scores. Print out a copy and bring it along. Paper copies will also be available.
· Summary of Classroom Assessment Techniques by Angelo & Cross. Copies will be available at each table.
· Participants think of an exercise that addresses their most important TGI and share with colleagues.
· A few examples of projects underway on campus showing quantitative/qualitative/case study measures of student learning will be presented.
· Participants discuss ways to assess their students on the topic they chose.
· Discuss teaching portfolios and publications as ways to disseminate results.