Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review

Upcoming Activities

University Assessment Day - 2017

Date: April 5, 2017
Libbey Hall, Main Dining Room

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Schedule of Events
Morning Workshop: 9:30-11:30am
Deeper Learning by Design: Making Courses More Coherent, Connected & Consequential
While effective teaching is clearly important, good course design may ultimately matter more in promoting high-quality learning. 
In a well-designed course, even an inexperienced but willing teacher can help average students achieve above-average learning. In a poorly designed course, on the other hand, even experienced, excellent teachers and above-average students struggle simply to survive. Given how much of the curriculum nationally is now taught by part-time faculty, effective course design is more important than ever. This session provides several simple, practical, research-based strategies for designing/ redesigning undergraduate courses to promote learning outcomes effectively and efficiently.

Lunch & Keynote: 12:00-1:30pm
Fostering Creative Thinking and Innovation: Practical, Research-Based Strategies
Applied research on creativity and innovation has advanced dramatically in the last three decades. During that same time, higher education’s espoused interest in promoting these learning outcomes has increased exponentially. Today, given our nation’s and humanity’s pressing need for these skills, how well-grounded are most efforts to teach and assess them?  In this highly interactive session, we’ll consider potentially transformative, research-based “lessons” learned and related practical strategies for promoting expertise, creativity and innovation.

Afternoon Workshop: 1:30-3:30pm
How Well Are Students Learning What We're Teaching? An Introduction to Classroom Assessment
This workshop will begin with a brief review of what Classroom Assessment (CA) is, how it works, and how it can help students become more independent, effective learners. Throughout, it will provide participants with hands-on practice using at least six simple, flexible CA techniques to assess students' learning and to help them assess and improve their own learning. It will also share lessons learned from experienced teacher-assessors and practical guidelines for success – dos and don'ts -- based on nearly a decade of field-testing, as well as materials and resources for follow-up.  By workshop’s end, participants will be prepared to try at least two or three new techniques for assessing – and improving – their students' learning.

About the Speaker

Tom Angelo, EdD
University of North Carolina
Eschelman School of PharmacyTom Angelo

Dr. Thomas Anthony Angelo is clinical professor of educational research and innovation at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Over the past 30 years, Tom has served as a university faculty member, researcher, faculty developer, and academic administrator in the United States, New Zealand and Australia. He has also consulted on teaching and learning improvement, assessment, and curriculum design for more than 250 educational institutions and 65 associations and organizations in all 50 states and 18 countries. Tom has delivered more than 90 invited higher education conference keynotes and authored or co-authored four books and more than three dozen articles and chapters.

Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government, with Honors, from California State University, Sacramento, a Master of Arts and a Master of Education from Boston University, and his doctorate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

Last Updated: 5/2/17