Break-Out Session Descriptions
1. "Effective Rubrics!"
This breakout session explores what rubrics are, how to create and implement effective rubrics, and why employing rubrics is important for both faculty and students. We will also address myths and misconceptions about rubrics.
Location: Maryland Hall 242
- Martin Camper (Writing)
- Afra Hersi (Teacher Education)
- Lisa Scheifele (Biology)
2. "Incorporating Self-Assessment into Your Teaching"
In this roundtable we will talk about the benefits of helping both instructors and students learn through self-assessment of their work.
Location: Maryland Hall 243
- Carolyn Barry (Loyola College/Psychology)
- Kim Derrickson (Academic Affairs/Biology)
- Rachel Grover (Psychology)
- Peggy O'Neill (Loyola College/Writing)
3. "High-Impact Practices: Assessing Student Outcomes of Active Learning"
This session will discuss various ways to assess student outcomes following active learning classroom strategies. Best practices for assessment and active learning will be discussed. Presenters and participants will share examples of how they determine if active learning is working in their classroom.
Location: Maryland Hall 244
- Emalee Quickel (Psychology)
- Jeremy Schwartz (Economics)
4. "Finding Value in Assessment"
How do you decide what to assess? Learn how two programs in the School of Education have set up different assessment systems to measure student achievement and improve program outcomes. Then join in the shared exploration of the value of assessments as you complete a survey about your own perceptions and engage in a conversation about the results.
Location: Sellinger Hall 221
- Kelly Keane (Education Specialties)
- Leah Saal (Teacher Education)
5. "Evaluating and Implementing Learning Aims in the Classroom"
What is the difference between a learning aim and an objective? How can you be sure that you are assessing what you set out to teach? In this session, we discuss and compare learning aims, essential questions, objectives, and standards. Participants will be given an opportunity to think about and discuss aims and objectives from their own classes. Feel free to come with particular objectives that you would like to discuss.
Location: Sellinger Hall 223
- Timothy Clark (Mathematics and Statistics)
- Wendy Smith (Education)