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Richard Kim Talks About Assessment

June 01, 2020
Become a better teacher

Richard Kim, Professor of Asian American Studies, explains how focusing on student learning outcomes helped him "learn to be a better teacher."

Mona Monfared: Assessment of Student Learning (COVID-19)

May 15, 2020
Assessment of Student Learning in Remote Teaching and Learning Contexts A catalyst for lasting changes.

By Mona Monfared, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Q: How have you reconsidered your (course level) assessment plans in light of the remote teaching and learning context? 

Assessing Student Learning in Remote Contexts

May 11, 2020
Assessing Student Learning in Remote Contexts Perspectives from across the country 

UC Davis faculty, students, staff, and administrators are all learning about what it means to take instruction online in a hurry.  The challenges are very real, as are the stakes. Following are perspectives from faculty and assessment practitioners that shed light on the questions we have. 

Tessa Hill: Assessment of Student Learning (COVID-19)

April 24, 2020
Assessment of Student Learning in Remote Teaching and Learning Contexts Increased Flexibility, New Assignments, Adapted Group Work

By Tessa Hill, Professor of Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences

Q: How have you reconsidered your (course level) assessment plans in light of the remote teaching and learning context?

A: I have made several changes to my assessment in my upper division course (70 students) this quarter.

Anne Todgham Talks About Assessment

April 10, 2020
Focus on what matters

Anne Todgham, Associate Professor of Animal Science, explains how investing time to think about assessment allows her to approach her teaching more creatively, while also focusing on what matters most.

 

Heather J. Hether Talks About Assessment

April 03, 2020
Understand what students are learning

Heather J. Hether, Associate Professor of Teaching Communication, explains how clarifying and communicating her goals for student learning supports students and provides her valuable and actionable information about student achievement in her courses.

Mark Verbitsky: Assessment of Student Learning (COVID-19)

April 03, 2020
Assessment of Student Learning in Remote Teaching and Learning Contexts Focus on More Formative Assessments

By Mark Verbitsky, Assistant Professor of Teaching Political Science

Q. How have you reconsidered your course-level assessment plans in light of the remote teaching and learning context?

Dig Deeper - Framework for Inquiry (Quick Start)

March 03, 2020
Dig Deeper - Curious about Student Learning? Questions to Get You Started

The following questions reflect a utilization-focused approach to inquiry. We believe that all successful projects begin with questions. Have a look! What other questions do you ask? Tell us.

2020 Student Learning Outcomes Symposium Postponed

May 22, 2019
2020 Student Learning Outcomes Symposium Annual event postponed due to COVID-19

The Student Learning Outcomes Symposium, which was scheduled to take place on May 22 will be postponed due to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide stay-at-home order, which currently extends until May 1.  

 

2019 Learning Outcomes Inventory

April 28, 2019

On behalf of the campus Accreditation Liaison Officer, we are currently gathering information about how UC Davis programs assess student learning outcomes as part of our 2019 Mid-Cycle Review with WSCUC. The questions provided to undergraduate program chairs and vice-chairs are linked here: 2019-Condensed-UGQs.pdf. (Similar questions were distributed to graduate program representatives.)

2019 WSCUC ARC Special Interest Group

April 10, 2019
2019 WSCUC Academic Resource Conference: Special Interest Group (Research-intensive institutions)

Slide deck (pdf) -- includes photos of posters and references.

Let us know if you have questions! 

Getting Curious about Teaching (link)

January 09, 2019
2019 is the Year of Reflective Teaching at UC Davis!

To support faculty in getting curious about their teaching, the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) is giving away journals in which to capture insights about teaching.