Assessment for Learning Workshops

Descriptions for each workshop topic are indicated below. All participants must register at Any workshop with less than 4 attendees will be canceled; however, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness staff will be in contact to schedule individual consultations should this occur. Cancellations will be sent 24 hours prior. To set up workshops at other times, please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

Applying the Backwards Design Framework

Applying the Backwards Design Framework provides beginner level material needed to design your courses/programs. Participants will be introduced to three stages of backwards design: (1) identifying the desired results; (2) determining acceptable evidences of learning; and (3) designing the learning experience.

Building Rubrics

If you love chocolate and learning, this workshop is for you. Building rubrics will provide participants with the basic elements of an academic rubric, while brainstorming the essential components of the world’s best chocolate chip cookie!

Creating Assessment Plans

Creating assessment plans provides a quick overview of the essential parts needed to complete your program’s plan: mission statement, student learning outcomes, curriculum map, and direct and indirect methods. At the end of the workshop faculty will leave with an assessment plan that can be uploaded into Taskstream.

Curriculum Mapping

Curriculum mapping is a visual depiction of your SLOs mapped to your curriculum. It provides clarity on exactly where the outcomes are being addressed in the curriculum. It also allows you to consider where the logical assessment points are throughout the curriculum. Curriculum mapping is often viewed as a heinous task by faculty, however creating a curriculum map is not only necessary to program assessment, it can also promote unity and collaboration in the program. Participants will be introduced to mapping concepts and the purpose and use of maps so they can immediately begin drafting their program’s curriculum map. A friendly tip – before creating a curriculum map be sure to have a list of all required courses and student learning outcomes from your program.

Developing Student Learning Outcomes

A student learning outcome is a type of program outcome that describes the intended learning outcomes that students must meet on the way to attaining a particular degree, certificate, or diploma. Participants will be introduced to writing effective Specific Measurable Attainable but aggressive Results-oriented Time-bound (SMART) outcomes and using Bloom’s taxonomy.

Foundation and Fundamentals of Student Learning Assessment

Foundation and Fundamentals of Student Learning Assessment provides beginner level material needed to jump-start your institutions commitment to continuous improvement. Participants will be introduced to the assessment process, blooms taxonomy, curriculum mapping, direct and indirect methods, and rubrics.

Integrative Learning Core

To arrange for departmental workshops regarding the Integrative Learning Core, please contact Dr. Tara Rose, Director of Assessment.

Available Workshops

The OIE Calendar provides a listing of available workshops.


Dr. Tara Rose
Director of Assessment


Dr. Josiah Nyangau
Assistant Director of Assessment

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Tori Clement

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