Assessment Planning Workshops

The Provost’s office will provide several workshops during Spring 2017 to assist programs with their assessment work. Units may send one or more people to each event. Please register for any of the sessions you would like to attend using this online form. If you are interested in the topic but are unable to attend, please complete the online form and we will share the workshop materials with you.

Writing Learning Outcomes

Staci Provezis, Assistant Provost for Assessment
Cheelan Bo-Linn, Senior Specialist in Education, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Feb. 28, 3 – 4 PM (ACES Library, Heritage Room)

The primary goal for this session will be to share the campus student learning outcomes and discuss how to write measurable learning outcomes for your degree programs. Program-level learning outcomes should describe the skills, attributes, and knowledge of a learner at the end of the program. Examples will be shared from across campus. Participants are encouraged to bring draft outcomes with them and will work in groups to discuss the outcomes.

We will also provide guidance on completing the Assessment Process Template that is due May 1, 2017.

Mapping Your Curriculum

Jenny Amos, Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Staci Provezis, Assistant Provost for Assessment

March 6, 2 – 3 PM (Illini Union, Rm 104)

During this session, we will describe the purpose and value of curriculum maps. A curriculum map allows you to visualize how your learning outcomes align with the content and experiences in the curriculum, revealing strengths, gaps, and redundancies in the curriculum. Best practices in curriculum mapping will be shared. Please bring learning goals, so that you can start to map your curriculum to your program goals. We will also provide guidance on completing the Assessment Process Template that is due May 1, 2017.

Methods & Measures for Assessing Learning and Program Quality

Denice Hood, Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
Staci Provezis, Assistant Provost for Assessment

March 31, 2 – 3 PM (Illini Union, Room 104)

In this session, we will share various direct and indirect methods to measure student learning, describing for you campus-level tools that may be useful, such as the Chancellor’s Senior Survey, First Destination Survey, and ePortfolios at Illinois. Direct measures of student learning may include reviews of student work in a capstone course, reviews of graduate theses, and tests and examinations, for example. We will also provide guidance on completing the Assessment Process Template that is due May 1, 2017.

Assessment Planning Working Brown Bag

April 13, Noon – 1 PM (ACES Library, Heritage Room)
April 21, Noon – 1 PM (Illini Union, Illini Room C)

At this working session, we will provide a brief update on the assessment planning process, then offer a working session where peers and campus assessment experts will be available to respond to questions and assessment plans in progress. Please bring your drafts and questions so that we can assist you in moving forward during the spring semester. Examples and models of direct and indirect measures of student learning will be available as part of these consultations. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the session.

Please contact Staci Provezis, Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness, if you have questions about the workshops or assessment planning.