Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 11:30 am in Union Building 231/232.
Too often we think of “assessment” as a series of bureaucratic rubrics designed from above to keep watch on us as teachers. It feels punitive and meddlesome. But really assessment is something that should come from us and be part of the very design of our courses. Are we setting useful and appropriate goals for our students? Are we meeting those goals? How can we make our classes even better, more dynamic, and meaningful experiences for our students (and for us)? This roundtable is designed as a forum to discuss techniques that we might use to explore our own approaches to setting and meeting goals for our students. We will be pulling from Angelo and Cross, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd edition (Josey Bass, 1993) but also hearing form a range of colleagues across campus.