Assessment

Assessment, as defined here, is a major part of pedagogy and used to answer questions such as these:

  • How well do the students understand the concept?
  • Are the students improving in their understanding?
  • How well are the students able to perform the skill?
  • Why are the students unsuccessful?
  • Is the faculty member an effective teacher?
  • How is the mentoring process contributing to the growth of the individual?
  • What is the difference in learning when a new teaching strategy is used versus the former strategy?

Select the topic from the side bar at the left and either explore the content or use it as a guidebook to successful assessment practices.

In addition to the information included here, we invite you to participate in events focused on Assessment listed in our calendar and to contact the Faculty Center for additional assistance.

 

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Kristen Schellhase
College of Health & Public Affairs Kristen Schellhase Be Prepared Plan lectures, labs and exams well in advance. The more organized the educator is, the more organized the student can be. The class syllabus should have a deliberate direction. All assignments should lead to further understanding of the material. Preparation includes making sure that the direction and...

Lindsay Neuberger
College of Sciences Lindsay   Neuberger As an instructor I use four specific pedagogical techniques to encourage an engaged environment: 1) remain organized, 2) develop examples connecting course content to salient student situations, 3) align course concepts with employment opportunities, and 4) be available to students. Organization may seem like ...

Robert Cassanello
College of Arts and Humanities Robert   Cassanello I teach because I am drawn to the rewards and challenges of teaching. The classroom provides me the opportunity to mentor students, contribute to their intellectual growth, and collaborate with them in the production of original knowledge that shapes the field. I teach courses on state and local history, moder...