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Register for upcoming program assessment workshops

As part of the Office of the Provost’s ongoing efforts to enhance student learning across campus, we are continuing to offer a series of assessment sessions. Department chairs, faculty and staff are invited to join us for support and advice on developing academic degree program assessment plans. All academic degree programs should develop assessment plans by July 1, 2016.

In response to your input, sessions will provide overview information, be enhanced with UW-Madison examples, and provide extended opportunities for conversation with peers and campus experts to further work on your plan. Please share these opportunities with your colleagues.

To register for assessment sessions, visit http://go.wisc.edu/962k00.

Assessment Planning Working Brownbag
January 13th, 2016, 12 – 2 p.m., 3180 Grainger Hall
At this working session, we will provide a brief update on the assessment planning process, then offer a working session where peers and campus assessment experts will be available to respond to questions and assessment plans in progress. Please bring your drafts and questions so that we can assist you in moving forward during the spring semester. Examples and models of direct and indirect measures of student learning will be available as part of these consultations. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the session.

Assessment Planning for Academic Degree Programs
February 10th, 2016, 3-4:30 pm, Union South
At this session, we will discuss the elements of successful assessment plans: 1) learning goals, 2) curriculum maps (where the learning will take place), 3) assessment methods (how program faculty will know if the desired learning is taking place), and 4) action plans. We will provide successful assessment plan models for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. This is a reprise of a fall session where we will provide some additional examples and models of assessment plans, as well as direct and indirect measures of student learning.

Direct Measures of Student Learning – Reviewing Student Work Using a Rubric
March 4th, 2015, 8:30– 10:30 a.m., Union South
Direct measures of student learning may include reviews of student work in a capstone course, reviews of graduate theses, and tests and examinations, for example. Learn about how to design an effective program-level review of student work by 1) selecting a performance to evaluate 2) coming to agreement about criteria for evaluating work 3) structuring a rubric and 4) planning an effective review of student work. We will review and discuss models from UW-Madison and peer institutions.

Assessment Planning Working Brownbag
April 4th, 2016, 12 – 2 p.m., Union South
At this working session, we will provide a brief update on the assessment planning process, then offer a working session where peers and campus assessment experts will be available to respond to questions and assessment plans in progress. Please bring your drafts and questions so that we can assist you in moving forward during the spring semester. Examples and models of direct and indirect measures of student learning will be available as part of these consultations. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the session.

If you have questions about the workshops, please contact Mo Noonan Bischof at mo.bischof@wisc.edu.

Other Opportunities: Department/Program Consultations

Program-level student learning goals for undergraduate degree programs will be printed in the upcoming Undergraduate Catalog. You can review your learning goals on the Inside Assessment intranet site https://provost.wisc.edu/inside-assessment/.
On an ongoing basis, we are pleased to work with individual departments or schools and colleges to assist you with your assessment planning.

More information about developing an Assessment Plan is available at the UW-Madison Assessment website: http://provost.wisc.edu/assessment/basic-assessment-plan.htm.

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