Improving Courses through Embedded Assessment and Course Portfolio Review

 

AGENDA

 

1:00-2:00

 

Outcomes Mapping for Assessment

         List program learning outcomes. 

         Identify courses that contribute to each outcome. 

         Target a course or courses for assessment.

         Review syllabi and identify related SLOs and means of assessment.

 

Hands-on activity: participants will complete an outcomes mapping exercise.

 

 

2:00-3:00

 

Developing and Implementing the Annual Assessment Plan 

         Specify SLOs to be assessed in 2009-10.

         Identify assignments in which assessment will be conducted. 

         Select assessment procedures.

         Specify student performance criteria.

         Conduct assessment activities. 

         Evaluate data and report findings. 

         Close the loop.

 

Hands-on activity: participants will develop an annual assessment plan.

 

 

3:00-4:00

 

Creating a Course Improvement Plan

         Study findings from assessment activities and a review of course portfolios.

         Determine areas needing improvement. 

         Specify course effectiveness outcomes (CEOs). 

         Select teaching methods and/or evaluation techniques for each CEO.

         Identify criteria for success. 

 

Hands-on activity: participants will create a course improvement plan.

 

Dr. Larry Kelley

aukelley@aol.com

http://kaps.kelleyeducation.com