DePaul has some great opportunities to learn more about assessment and hone your assessment skills! This winter, we will offer five different assessment workshops!
Introduction to Assessment at DePaul University
DePaul has a long-standing history of quality assessment of our curricular and co-curricular programs. This workshop will introduce participants to the elements of high-quality assessment, as well as a background in where we derive our assessment standards and practices.
Event Details: January 21, 2014; 11:30am-1:00pm (lunch will be provided); 11013 DePaul Center (LOOP – 1 E. Jackson Blvd.)
Cultural Competency in Assessment
DePaul’s students possess myriad identities (racial, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, religious, socioeconomic status, etc.), contributing to the university’s multicultural environment. The diversity of the campus population is an essential consideration when conducting program assessments. This workshop aims to prepare assessors to perform culturally competent assessment by employing intercultural awareness, knowledge, and skills.
Event Details: January 24, 2014; 9:30-11:00am; 325 Student Center (Lincoln Park – 2250 N Sheffield Ave.)
Writing and Revising Learning Outcomes
This workshop is for those writing new, or revising their current, learning outcomes. We will explore best practices in creating learning outcomes, including the steps involved in writing learning outcomes, the characteristics of well-written learning outomes, and potential uses for learning outcomes beyond assessment purposes.
Event Details: January 31, 2014; 12:00-1:30pm (lunch will be provided); 509 Theatre Building (LPC – 2350 N Racine Ave.)
Direct Assessment of Student Learning
This workshop will provide an overview of the differences between direct and indirect assessment of student learning. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and develop techniques for implementing direct assessment and using rubrics to assess student learning in both academic and co-curricular settings.
Event Details: February 28, 2014; 10:00-11:30am; 316 Student Center (LPC – 2250 N. Racine Ave.)
The key to maximizing the value (and minimizing the pain) of assessment is effective planning. In this workshop, we will review elements of an effective assessment plan, as well as strategies to ensure assessment projects run smoothly.
Event Details: March 7, 2014; 11:30am-1:00pm (lunch will be provided); 1411 Lewis Center (LOOP – 25 E. Jackson Blvd.)