Winter 2023 Assessment Brunch

Dear Faculty & Staff Colleagues, 

Please join us at the Winter Assessment Workshop on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.  

The workshop will be held during common time (10:55 – 11:55 a.m.) in the Hicks Student Center Banquet Hall.  

Every day in our work at the College, all of us observe students, form perceptions about what we see, and then act on those perceptions to make decisions about our work and programs. As an assessment community at K, we want to understand and systematize this work to make even more effective decisions and to gain important perspectives that allow us to tell the story of our successes even more clearly. 

We plan for an interactive session that will provide hands-on experience putting assessment into action with YOUR real-life examples. Please consider bringing an example of something you are already working on, such as: 

  • existing syllabus  
  • assessment plan 
  • any program, process or project  in your unit that impacts students

Don’t have a project currently in mind? We will share some examples of what your colleagues are doing in both curricular and co-curricular settings. 

We think this workshop will be an especially helpful and time-efficient way for department chairs and others responsible for unit-level assessment to leverage the power of the campus-wide assessment community. 

A few more important details: 

  1. Brunch Buffet will be available at the workshop, and participants are invited to attend as much or as little of the hour as their schedule allows. 
  1. To help with planning, please RSVP for the Workshop by 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 23. 
  1. Visit the Institutional Assessment webpage to read more about the work of the Assessment Academy and preview the ILO rubrics

Assessment Brunch – Learning Outcomes

Finally, assessment begins with stating goals and desired outcomes:

  1. Participants will be able to understand, based on the presented examples, how assessment rubrics can be applied in practice.
  2. Participants will be able to adapt one of the College’s ILO rubrics to a program, project or process in their unit/area and have a more practical foundation from which to provide feedback on how the current rubrics work.
  3. Participants will use the language and developmental stages of assessment rubrics either with their own example or by contributing to a colleague’s example, to better understand how a program, project, or process contributes to a student learning outcome specific to their unit/area.

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