Assessment Workshops

We will have a series of virtual workshops related to assessment. Topics include writing learning outcomes, research methodologies, and survey design. You can attend all three or just one or two, depending on your schedule and interest. Dr. Diane Waryas-Hughey, who served as a speaker during our Summer Institute, will present the three hands-on workshops. Here you will find more information about the workshops as well as how to register.

Workshops

October 6, 2021 

Writing Learning Outcomes

In this short workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to write original learning outcomes or refine existing learning outcomes to measure unit objectives.  The session will include a brief discussion about what learning outcomes are, their purpose, and components of learning outcomes.  Several outcomes will be created by the group to apply the information just discussed.  After the group practice, participants will be given time to work independently or with a partner to develop or refine at least one learning outcome statement.  The facilitator will be available during this time to answer questions as they arise.  

 

November 5, 2021

Assessment Methodologies

In this short workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to develop new methodology statements or refine existing methodology statements to measure assessment outcome statements.  The session will include a brief discussion about selecting methodologies for outcomes assessment, common methodologies used to assess outcomes, and components of methodology statements.  Participants will draft practice methodologies as a group to apply the information just discussed.  After the group practice, participants will be given time to work independently or with a partner to develop or refine at least methodology statement.  The facilitator will be available during this time to answer questions as they arise.

 

Friday, December 3, 2021 

Survey Design

In this short workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to learn more aboutbasic survey design and use in outcome assessment activities.  The session will include a brief discussion about why a decision might be made to use a survey method to collect data to measure assessment outcomes, strategies for streamlining survey related data collection, survey data collection strategies and survey design considerations.  Basic question stem and rating scale considerations will also be discussed.  The group will review and discuss several outcome examples to determine if a survey is an appropriate method, and what considerations should be given to the design and implementation of the survey.   After the group activity, participants will be given time to work independently or with a partner to outline relevant considerations for survey design and implementation for one or more outcomes that have already been drafted.