“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” (Tom Bodett) Many instructors think of assessments as an endpoint, where students show what they have learned (past tense). In this interactive workshop, we will explore how assessment can instead be part of the learning process. We will discuss how to create relevant, learner-centered assessment tasks. Participants will work on modifying their own assignments to be more authentic and transparent. We will also review strategies for helping students use the assessment process to reflect and deepen their own learning. Participants are encouraged to bring an assignment that they want to work on modifying.
As a result of participating, faculty will be able to…
- Define transparent and authentic assignments
- Explain how transparency and authenticity can improve student learning
- Evaluate and revise current and future assignments for transparency and authenticity
This event is part of the CTL series New Faculty Seminars and Academic Integrity REGISTRATION REQUIRED..
* Graduate students are welcome to attend all CTL events, space permitting. If an event fills up, GTAs will be moved to the waitlist in the order in which they registered.