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Assessment Workshops & Town Halls

Fall 2017 Learning Outcomes Lunches (LOLs)

The Center for Teaching Excellence will host several learning outcomes lunch workshops (LOLs) during the Fall 2017 semester to assist departments as they evaluate student learning within their degree programs and the KU Core. The LOLs focus on short presentations followed by the discussion of specific illustrative examples. Participants will leave with several types of resources to help them continue the practice of assessment in their home department.    

Included below are the dates and descriptions of each LOL session. All sessions run from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM with lunch service beginning at 11:50 AM. All sessions will be held in the Center for Teaching Excellence located in the southwest corner of Budig Hall, Room 135.

RSVP forms will be posted here in August. In the meantime, questions or requests for assistance with your department's assessment needs can be directed to Joshua Potter in the CTE at

Basics of Program Assessment - September 2017
This session will introduce participants to program assessment as a continuous process of defining learning objectives, constructing measurements of student learning, collecting and evaluating data, and revising curricula and courses in line with results. We will discuss why assessment is becoming important on college campuses and devise strategies to make the work of assessment more manageable in your department.

Interpreting and Applying Assessment Results - September 2017
This session will engage faculty, staff and/or department heads who are responsible for interpreting and reporting their assessment results in a conversation on making sense of assessment results to inform their decision-making and program improvement. Participants are encouraged to bring their own assessment data for discussion.

Reporting Assessment Online - October 2017
This low-tech session will walk you through the reporting process on Assessment Systems Online. We will talk about how to respond to the questions required by the annual report as well as how to enter the data in an online system in a way that many other assessment activities can cross-reference.

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Fall 2017 Degree-Level Assessment Town Halls

Every November, KU asks that its departments report on assessment activities within their degree programs. A faculty board -- the University Academic Assessment Committee (UAAC) -- reviews these reports and provides feedback to individual units. This October, for the first time, the members of the UAAC will hold public town halls with KU faculty and support staff to address any questions or concerns ahead of the November reporting deadline. More details on these town halls will be posted here in August.