Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Workshop


Spring 2017

Sense of the Senate Resolution SS-S16-1 authorizes the AVP, GUP to “...utilize the assessment facilitators group, under the leadership of the Director of Assessment, to gather input on potential strategies to assess core competencies from a wide range of campus groups (e.g., UCCD, BOGS, Associated Students)” and further “...urges the Director of Assessment to develop a proposal to present to the Curriculum and Research Committee regarding plans for the periodic assessment of the following core competencies: Information Literacy, Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Reasoning.” 

Agenda (Full Version) (doc)

Time Topics
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Welcome and Introduction Remarks
Thalia Anagnos - AVP of Grad & Undergrad Programs (SJSU)
Steve Branz - SJSU QR Task Force Chair
Click to download presentation (pdf)

Keynote Speakers:
Nelson Graff (CSU-MB) Writing Program Director - integrating QR & writing
Click to download presentation (pdf)
Supporting Material: QR Goals & Outcomes handout (pdf)

Dan Shapiro (CSU-MB) Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, & Assessment
Click to download presentation (pdf)
Supporting Material:Assessment Guide (pdf)

Mark Thompson (SJSU, English Dept) Director, Career & Professional Writing Program
Click to download presentation (pdf)

09:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Questions and Answers about QR group discussions, groups consideration of the definition of what QR is and what it is not. 

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Small Group Work - Consider where QR is already in Area R & Area S courses (or could be included)

QR Workshop - Courses Represented (pdf)

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Reporting out and group discussions; esp about content objectives and GELOs.

Content objectives and GELOs

11:45 AM- 12:00 AM Reflection and Closing Remarks

For more information, please contact Thalia Anagnos (thalia.anagnos@sjsu.edu) or Stephen Branz (stephen.branz@sjsu.edu).