Symposium on Assessment of Learning

Symposium on Assessment of Learning

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Join us for the 2021 UC Davis Symposium on Assessment of Learning, hosted by the Academic Assessment Team from the Center for Educational Effectiveness. This year's theme is "Save the best and get rid of the rest: Lessons from assessing learning in turbulent times." You won’t want to miss keynotes from national experts on assessing learning in higher education, faculty-led workshops, and student and faculty panels responding to timely assessment questions. Sessions are designed to provide participants with opportunities to learn about concrete, evidence-supported assessment strategies they can adapt to their own contexts. 

New Session Added!

Image: Phillip Dawson

Surveillance, cheating and academic integrity: what can we leave behind?

Phillip Dawson, Professor and the Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Throughout the pandemic, markets for cheating services for students and anti-cheating technologies for colleges and universities have boomed. As we move into a new academic year, can we leave all of that behind? This presentation provides a research-informed look at what we’ve learned about addressing cheating and promoting academic integrity from the sudden global shift to online assessment and provides a framework and strategies for integrating what we have learned. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm


About the presenter: Phillip Dawson is a Professor and the Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Phill researches assessment, focusing on cheating, feedback and assessment design. He has published some of the first empirical studies into the security of online exams, the detection of contract cheating, and the effectiveness of legal approaches to stopping cheating. His most recent books are Defending Assessment Security in a Digital World (Routledge 2021) and the co-edited Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World (Springer, 2020).

2021 Symposium on Assessment of Learning Committee:

Hannah Minter Anderson, Human Ecology | Joe Anistranski, Human Ecology | Debbie Fetter, Nutrition | Rob Furrow, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology | Heather Hether, Communication | Melinda Livas, Shields Library | Miriam Martin, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics | Meryl Motika, Center for Educational Effectiveness | Chris Nitta, Computer Science | Kate Andrup Stephensen, University Honors Program & First Year Seminars | Patricia Turner, Center for Educational Effectiveness | Mark Verbitsky, Political Science 

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