Fall 2021 Teaching & Learning Talks – Student Assessment

Assessing Student Learning: Why, When and How

[1st Session]

Facilitated by Mark Hofer and Adam Barger |  September 28, 2021

This fall, STLI’s Teaching & Learning Talks will focus on Assessment. Assessing student work might not always look or function the way it seems at first glance. Please join us for our first session “Assessing Student Learning: Why, When, and How.”

Deeper Thought and Less Anxiety Using The Public Exam System

[2nd Session]

Facilitated by Dr. Ben Wiggins, University of Washington |  October 21, 2021

Instructors and students agree that exams are a challenging and problematic mixture of best intentions, complex content, and a range of sometimes competing goals. Using best practices from education literature, we’ve been reformulating summation exams in a style that we call ‘public exams’. Our research has shown that the student experience within public exam courses is significantly positive and that the benefits are found especially in deeper thinking, more efficient studying, and in helping students to perform best under anxiety-inducing pressure. For anyone that gives, takes or thinks critically about exams.

Universal Design: Making Classes more Accessible & Rigorous

[3rd Session]

Facilitated by Leslie Cochrane, Ph.D. |  December 2, 2021

How can we make our courses more accessible for our diverse students while enhancing rigor? Professor and STLI Fellow Leslie Cochrane talks about her project on accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Hear about taking an inclusive approach to accessibility in the college classroom. and how to apply UDL ideas to one of your own courses!