Assessment in Action Blog Posts

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.)

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. 

2017 Program Assessment Outcomes Showcase

June 13, 2018

On March 17, 2017, the Office of Undergraduate Education hosted the first annual Program Outcomes Assessment Showcase to celebrate the growing campus engagement in sustainable learning outcomes assessment practices in UC Davis undergraduate academic programs. Faculty from undergraduate academic programs UIPR cluster 3 shared their successes, challenges, and lessons learned as trailblazers in integrating direct assessment of student learning into the Undergraduate Program Self-Review process. For most of these programs, this represented the results of the first year of program-wide

"Yeah, that's a B+ paper": Evaluating student writing before rubrics

June 13, 2018
"Yeah, that's a B+ paper": Evaluating student writing before rubrics

Noah Guynn, Chair of the Department of French and Italian shares his epiphany about rubrics, which he experienced while teaching Global Humanities Forum (HUM 2A), which had an enrollment of 200 students.

Assessing Writing in English 10

June 13, 2018
English 10 Assessment Pilot: Results

Authored by former Assessment Analyst Tiffany Johnson, this report describes part of a multi-year effort undertaken by the Department of English to develop sustainable outcomes assessment practices to inform curricular, budget, and strategic planning efforts, as well as program self-study processes. 

Introduction to Engineering Design pilot (2014)

June 13, 2018
Engineering 098 Pilot (2014)

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the course outcomes in the pilot offering of Introduction to Engineering Design (ENG 098) had been met. Students from the pilot offering were interviewed in groups about the content knowledge they gained and their experiences in the course as well as the College of Engineering (CoE) in general.

Improving Engineering Writing Outcomes

June 13, 2018
Improving Engineering Writing Outcomes

EME 150A - Mechanical Design; EME 107A -Experimental Methods

UWP 102E - Engineering Writing