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Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #4

Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #4

Faculty Info Name: Emily FairfaxAcademic Program: ESRMAverage Number of students per section: 40Featured Course: ESRM 100: Introduction to Environmental Science and Resource Management**Part of a living learning community Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until the shift (1.5 semesters now). What practice or […]

Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #3

Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #3

Faculty Info Name: Stacey AndersonAcademic Program: EnglishAverage Number of students per section: 20Featured Course: ENGL 102:  Strategies of Successful College Writers* (two sections)*This course focuses on helping incoming first-year students develop habits of mind and strategies for success in writing at the college-level. Students learn to make use of campus resources and academic technologies throughout […]

Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #2

Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #2

Faculty Info Name: Hillary TejadaAcademic Program: ChemistryAverage Number of students per section: 25Featured Course: BIOLCHEM 150: Critical Thinking for Science Majors Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until the shift in Spring 2019 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? […]

Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #1

Assessment, Alignment and Feedback Spotlight #1

Faculty Info Name: Stacey BeauregardAcademic Program: EnglishAverage Number of students per section: 20Featured Courses: English 102: Strategies of Successful College Writers (four sections) English 330: Interdisciplinary Writing Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  Yes, for two years prior. What practice or technique have you implemented […]

How My Program Assessment Got 250 Homeless People Homes of Their Own

How My Program Assessment Got 250 Homeless People Homes of Their Own

The day I fell in love with assessment was the day I found out that my assessment resulted in the Veterans Administration securing funding for homes for 200 chronically ill homeless veterans. Assessment measures impact and impact influences important people. Say that 10 times fast! The assessment I conducted was of an intervention that started […]

Postpone Grading: Read This Blog Instead

Postpone Grading: Read This Blog Instead

It’s that time again—the papers are queuing up. Also, not coincidentally, the time when your closets are miraculously organized, lasagnas appear in the fridge, the barbecue grill is scrubbed—whatever form our grading procrastination takes, it manifests—all to avoid the stacks of paper hovering in cyberspace or piled on desk corners. How can we make grading […]

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