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Assessment Summit 2017

9:00-12:00 Assessing What Matters Most
What must students need to be able to know and do when they complete your course or program? How do you know if they think differently about the world, internalizing core concepts, as a result of the learning experience? This hands-on session will guide you through a series of prompts about your goals with students and current practices in order for you to think about, contextualize, and convey your work in new ways. We will explore tools and apply concepts from backward design, critical thinking, and the assessment cycle.

During this session participants will:

  • Reflect, distill and share lessons learned from experiences in and outside the classroom regarding the interrelationship between learning, goals, disciplinary concepts, and assessment.
  • Strengthen your ability to apply core concepts of backward design, critical thinking and assessment to your particular disciplinary or work context.
  • Gain insights into the process of intentional design of your course, curriculum, or program for students.

Facilitator: Patricia (Patty) Payette, Ph.D.
Patty Payette, PhD. is the executive director of the Quality Enhancement Plans (QEP) at the University of Louisville and serves as the senior associate director of the institution’s Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning.  Patty brings to these roles her expertise in faculty development, curriculum design, organizational change, and higher education training and development.  

12:00-1:00- Lunch in Clarke Lounge

1:00-2:00 pm Afternoon Break-out sessions

Session A: Making it Meaningful: Best Practices for Closing the Loop
Clarke Lounge
Facilitator:  Dr. Patty Payette

“Closing the loop” in our work ensures that assessment never becomes an empty exercise or simply a  series of administrative hoops to jump through.  In this session, you will have an opportunity to step back with your colleagues and think about the opportunities you have in organizing, sharing and applying your assessment data in order to bring more meaning and clarity to your goals and processes.  We will use the central best practices in closing the loop to think expansively about how we can apply those principles to improving and informing our courses, programs and our work at the institution level.

During this session participants will:
-Explore and apply best practices in linking assessment results to courses, experiences or practices.
-Identify at least two new strategies for closing the loop in your work

Session B: Take the Pulse of Your Students: Classroom Assessment and Feedback Techniques
Taughannock Falls Room, Campus Center    
Facilitator: Dr. Deborah Rifkin

Associate Professor, Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition
What low stake techniques can you use to have students learn about their own learning while gaining information on how and what to teach?
During this session participants will:

-Consider uses of formative assessment
-Utilize technological tools for formative assessment
-Apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to formulate student learning outcomes
-Analyze assessment techniques and strategies using Bloom’s Taxonomy

2:00-2:30 Summit Debrief

(Register here)


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:00am to 2:30pm

Campus Center, Clarke Lounge

Event Type

Professional Development


Center for Faculty Excellence

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