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Assessment Forum

3/4/2013

Assessment Forum with Dr. Peggy Maki

Assessment is driven by curiosity about what your students are learning and how well they are learning— making meaning and developing enduring learning that lasts and can be transferred, applied, or re-used as students progress in their education. Since learning has no boundaries: students construct meaning not only in their courses, but also in the life outside of those courses.

Concordia University Chicago’s co-curriculum professionals will use this unique opportunity to provide you with data about students’ learning based both on their performance and by tracking their ability to integrate their studies.

Monday, April 29
8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Christopher Center, Room 200
Free and open to the public*
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Dr. Peggy Maki

Schedule of Events
Dr. Peggy Maki, Workshop Leader

Morning session 8:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Assessing for Learning Across the Co-Curriculum
Since learning has no boundaries, students continue to construct meaning outside their courses and into their lives outside their courses. The University’s co-curriculum professionals have this unique opportunity to provide you with data about students’ learning based on their performances.

This forum will focus on the essential steps of assessment, including:

  • Collaborative writing of learning outcome statements
  • Identifying sources of evidence of student learning
  • Improving pedagogy based on students’ rubric scores   

Bring copies of both the institution’s general education outcomes and outcomes for specific programs or educational opportunities.

 

Afternoon session 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Assessing Student Learning:  More Than Reporting Numbers
Assessment is more than the act of reporting numbers; it is driven by curiosity about what your students are learning and how they are doing it. This forum will focus on chronologically assessing student learning, mainly the importance of tracking students’ continued abilities to integrate their general education studies into the work they produce in their major course of study. Participants will learn about:

  • Chronological collaborative assessment
  • Sharing results of students’ learning
  • Designing scoring rubrics that will assess authentic student work

 

Discussion with guest speaker Dr. Peggy Maki 3 – 5 p.m. 

(Only open to University assessment Committee and General Education Committee.
Closed to the public.)*

Dr. Peggy Maki is a higher education consultant who specializes in the integration of assessment of student learning into best practices. Maki is the Assistant Field Editor at Stylus Publishing, LLC and serves on several editorial advisory boards for assessment publications.

 

For more information

Call 708-209-3566 or email elizabeth.owolabi@cuchicago.edu