Using Embedded Assessment to Enhance Course and Program Effectiveness


During the Workshop


Outcomes Mapping

·         Map program outcomes to related courses, student learning outcomes and ongoing assignments.



Annual Assessment Plan

·         Specify student learning outcomes to be assessed during the upcoming academic year and develop a plan to assess them.

·         Conduct assessment activities, evaluate results, and use finding to identify problems and take appropriate actions.


NOTE: create a course portfolio as you develop the assessment plan.



Course Effectiveness Outcomes (CEOs)

·         Study assessment findings and develop a plan to improve course materials, teaching methods, evaluation techniques and other aspects of selected courses as needed.




·         The facilitator will demonstrate a free, user-friendly website for finding and creating performance assessment rubrics.



Hands-on Activity

Participants will complete the curriculum mapping exercise, develop at least one intended outcome statement for an annual assessment plan, and create a course effectiveness outcome. 




After the Workshop

(no additional charge)


Peer Review

·         Submit your course portfolios (syllabi, assessment plans, samples of teaching activities, examples of student work, course effectiveness outcomes, etc.) to the CEO Network for review by colleagues in your region of the country.



SLO/CEO Tracking System

·         Track your annual assessment plans and findings. 



Secure Website

·         Curriculum Maps, Annual Assessment Plans, Course Syllabi, Rubrics of Faculty from All Regions of the United States



Professional Development

·         Webcasts, Webinars and Online Discussions

·         Updates on Workshops, Conferences and Other Programs





Please bring a list of your program goals and copies of course syllabi, assessment plans, and related information.  An agenda, presentation handouts, and forms for hands-on activities will be provided at the workshop.



WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: $50.  To find a registration form, go to and click on “Workshop Registration Form”.  Complete the form and return it with a check payable to “KAPS” to:


Dr. Larry Kelley

Kelley Assessment & Planning Services

824 N Gay Street

Auburn, AL 36830