learning outcomes assessment

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. 

Meet the Assessment Team

You're an expert in your field.  We're experts in ours.

The UC Davis Academic Assessment team provides expert guidance and coaching for faculty-initiated, action-oriented inquiry about assessment of student learning. We foster a culture of curiosity about student learning; advocate for inclusive, equitable, and sustainable assessment practices; and embody kindness through strengths-based engagement.

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?

Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

More than twenty years ago, leading scholar-practitioners authored a set of Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning to provide universities and colleges a starting point for conversations about assessment as a primary tool for improving student learning. Universities and colleges across the nation and around the world continue to return to these principles as conversation-catalysts

General Education Goals for Undergraduate Learners

General Education (GE)

The UC Davis General Education requirement advances the intellectual growth of undergraduates. By taking courses outside of their majors, students deepen their interdisciplinary knowledge, broaden their perspectives, and hone skills crucial for thoughtful, engaged participation in our community, nation, and world.

GE Assessment

The Committee on General Education oversees assessment of learning in GE-certified courses.