Assessing Student Learning in Higher Education
Outcomes for Faculty Training on Assessment
Following completion of this faculty assessment training, participants should be able to:
SLO 1 Define assessment purposes and guidelines and access appropriate resources.
SLO 2 Create a set of DRAFT SLOs for a course or program that:
∑ Supports the faculty memberís teaching goals.
∑ Integrates thinking complexity appropriate to the course.
∑ Addresses at least two of the domains [cognitive, psychomotor, and affective].
∑ Aligns with program and institutional goals and outcomes.
∑ Complies with professional standards and specifications.
∑ Incorporates modifications through dialogue.
SLO 3 Plan for and implement assessment for the SLOs created.
∑ Describe assessment data and tools.
∑ Evaluate and select appropriate assessment methods.
SLO 4 Discuss, evaluate, and act on the assessment data.
Participate in cross disciplinary dialogue about assessment
Evaluate the changes needed in a course or program following
Implement modifications to improve student learning, student
∑ Create a public report to communicate the strengths and weakness in a course or program based upon student learning outcome data.
SLO 5 Coach another faculty member to write SLOs and implement assessment.
* Note - These outcomes do not occur sequentially. For example SLO 3 will require time, perhaps a year or more, while SLO 4 can begin at any part of the process following the "see one, do one, teach one" method.