Tips & Tools for Alignment

Alignment benefits faculty and learners

"If our teaching and learning activities, including modes of instruction and assignment design, are not aligned to the goals we set for our students, we are unable to demonstrate the excellent work in teaching that we do" (Jankowski, & Marshall, 2018, p. 58).

Resources to promote alignment

Suskie's (2018) guidelines for writing objective assessment instruments. 



Resources, Tools, Templates, Examples Writing learning outcomes

Select language that corresponds aligns with your expectations for student learning. While not the end-all, be-all, the revised Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives provides a good framework from which to get curious about the language you use to describe your expectations for student behaviors, performances, and / or habits of mind.