Workshops/Events

2019 Poster Exhibit

On April 5, 2019, the Campus Center Executive Dining Room was abuzz with excitement when the Assessment Office …

2016 Poster Exhibit

On April 15, 2016, the Assessment Office of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) hosted the 2016 …

2015 Poster Exhibit

The Assessment Office hosted the 2015 Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit on April 17, 2015 at the …

Using Surveys for Understanding and Improving University Educational Programs

This workshop provides advice on using surveys in university departments/programs, focusing on assessment project planning, survey development, and …

How to Use Course Assignments/Exams for Program Assessment

This workshop attempts to show that by using existing course assignments and exams, programs can efficiently assess student …

Capstone Experience to Assess Knowledge and Skills

This workshop shows how the Geology & Geophysics capstone experience prepares majors to be better scientists, and it …

2017 Poster Exhibit

On March 24, 2017, the Assessment Office of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) hosted the 2017 …

Facilitating Use of Program Assessment Results for Program Improvement

This workshop shows that using the assessment process and results for program improvement are what makes program assessment …

2014 Poster Exhibit

On April 11, 2014, the Assessment Office hosted a Poster Exhibit at the Campus Center Executive Dining Room …

Oral Communication and Program-level Assessment

In this workshop you will learn how to ensure the oral presentations are aligned to program learning outcomes; …

How to Use a Rubric for Program Assessment

In this workshop, the presenters will discuss how to use a rubric for program assessment, and how to …

Designing a Syllabus to Promote Student Learning

This workshop will help you design an effective, learning-centered syllabus that encourages students to take responsibility for their …

Foundations Quantitative Reasoning: Assignment Design for Enhanced Student Learning

This workshop is for faculty interested in improving undergraduate students’ quantitative reasoning knowledge and skills. “The world of …

Collect Evidence of Student Learning Using a Signature Assignment

This workshop explores how a signature assignment can be an elegant solution to the question, “How can a …

2009 Poster Exhibit

On December 8, 2009, the Assessment Office hosted an Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Showcase and Assessment Exhibit …

Designing Effective Surveys

This workshop will introduce you to the basics of survey design, from planning to question construction and layout. …

Annual Assessment Report: Information Workshop (Academic and Co-curricular)

This series of workshops was to acquaint participants with the Academic Annual Assessment Reporting system, answer questions, and …

Annual Assessment Report: Information Workshop

This workshop introduces the Annual Assessment Report System and Procedures. PowerPoint and Handout

Critical Thinking: Teaching, Learning, and Assessing

In this workshop, participants will learn about key principles from the research on teaching and learning critical thinking …

Assessment Planning for Busy People

In this workshop, the facilitator will describe elements of a feasible plan, provides tips and strategies, and attendees …

2008 Poster Exhibit

On November 10, 2008, the Assessment Office hosted the “Strengthening Student Success: Assessment in Action poster session” at …

Using “Signature” or “Key” Assignments for Program-Level Assessment

In this workshop you will learn how to create a signature or key assignment that is aligned with …

Using Program Assessment Results: Closing the Loop

This workshop provided strategies to identify and use existing artifacts and discussed the benefits of using assignments from …

Talks with Dr. Marilee Bresciani

Connecting Student Learning and Assessment (PowerPoint) Meeting for Program Assessment Coordinators (PowerPoint) Meeting for Campus Leaders (PowerPoint) Meeting …

Designing, Teaching, and Assessing Ethical Reasoning

In this workshop participants will think through the definition of ethical reasoning and how it is assessed. They …

Assessing Graduate Student Theses/Dissertations for Program Improvement

This workshop will provide considerations, rubrics, and strategies on how to best utilize faculty’s evaluation of thesis/dissertation work …

Using Rubrics in Program Assessment

In this workshop, participants will learn about finding good examples of rubrics to adapt or adopt; working with …

Data, Now What?

This workshop introduces basic methods of summarizing data and provides tips on effectively sharing results so your program …

Collecting Evidence of Student Learning

This workshop will introduce you to common evidence collection methods used in program assessment: exams, portfolios, surveys, interviews, …

Rubrics: Save Grading Time & Engage Students in Learning

In this workshop, participants will learn how to construct and use rubrics to save time and engage students …

Oral Presentation Assignment Design Strategies

This workshop is designed for faculty interested in developing students’ oral presentation skills. Carefully and strategically designed assignments …

Make Undergraduate Program Decisions Based on Evaluation of Individual Student Learning

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use individual student results for program-level assessment and decision making; …

Facilitating Program Assessment Decision-Making

This workshop introduces several basic facilitation techniques to help workshop attendees lead a collaborative meeting. HandoutsWorkshop Evaluation Report …

Meaningful Program Assessment

In this workshop, attendees will learn and practice techniques to identify meaningful assessment projects and address program concerns …

Course Learning Outcomes: Creating & Aligning

This workshop will answer questions such as: What are course-level student learning outcomes? Why should a course have …

Learning Outcomes & Curriculum Maps

This workshop is an introductory tour of the what, why, and how of learning outcomes and curriculum maps designed for faculty and …

Quantitative Reasoning Assignments and Activities

A workshop on optimizing students’ QR learning outcomes Sponsored by the General Education Office, Assessment Office, and the …

Identify Learning Evidence for Program-level Assessment Uses

In this workshop, participants will learn how to select appropriate pieces of evidence that demonstrate student learning using …

Bring an Assessment Challenge

In this workshop, you can get advice on your assessment challenges from colleagues, Assessment Office faculty specialists, and …

Curriculum Map: An Elegant & Powerful Tool in Your Assessment Toolbox

This workshop shows how a curriculum map can reveal the contribution of individual courses to the goals of …

Efficient Program Assessment

This workshop provides strategies to identify and use existing artifacts and discusses the benefits of using assignments from …

Chair’s Series. The Wheel of Assessment: Roles & Responsibilities

This workshop looks into the assessment cycle and how a department chairperson can help move assessment forward in …

Quantitative Reasoning: Faculty Share Session

In this workshop, the facilitator(s) will present examples of quantitative reasoning assignments. Well-designed assignments are important to helping …

Examples of Embedded Assessment: Using Existing Student Work for Program-level Assessment

This workshop is a panel session on program learning outcomes assessment with faculty from Architecture, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation …

Making Sense of Assessment Data

This workshop talks about how to use meaningful questions to guide data analysis. PowerPoint and notesHandout Workshop Evaluation Report …

24: Program Assessment in 24 Hours/Year

In this workshop, attendees will leave with several blueprints that will help them move their program through the …

Curriculum Mapping for Graduate Programs

This workshop will explain how to develop a graduate program curriculum map, including strategies for programs that tailor …

Examples of Program-level Assessment

The workshop used real-life examples to demystify assessment; participants listened to a short lecture and engaged in a …

Making Sense of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Results

In this workshop, after faculty evaluate student learning evidence (e.g., written reports, oral presentations, exams), they start to …

From Evaluation of Individual Students to Program Level Assessment of Learning – Implications for Graduate Programs

In this workshop, participants will learn program learning outcome assessment practices in graduate programs; tools and strategies to …

Assessing Student Learning Outcomes with Theses and Dissertations – Going Beyond Completion Rates

This workshop will provide tools, illustrate process, and showcase best practices in using students’ achievement work (e.g., theses, …

New Faculty Orientation: Everything New Faculty Need to Know About Assessment

This workshop is an introduction to what program assessment is; to understand faculty members’ roles in program assessment; …

Council of Academic Advisors: Assessment Overview & SLOs

This workshop is an introduction to Program Assessment and the Assessment Cycle. PowerPoint and Handout  

Faculty Perspectives on Assessment

This workshop features a panel of faculty members from different disciplines sharing their own take on assessment. Panel …

Use of Program Assessment Results: Best Examples from UH Manoa

This workshop looks at possible ways to use program learning assessment results. How can programs make programmatic changes …

Collaborative Development of Evaluation Criteria

This workshop teaches two strategies to facilitate collaborative development of evaluation criteria: structured observation guide and rubric adaptation. …

Using Program Assessment Results to Improve Student Learning

In this workshop, the facilitator will discuss how faculty members can use program-level assessment results for program improvement. …

Focus Group, Interview, or Survey: Which is Right for Your Academic or Co-Curricular Program?

This workshop will describe the purpose, strengths, and weaknesses of each data collection method. For Academic Programs:PowerPoint and …

Techniques for Using Rubrics in Program Assessment

This workshop lets participants evaluate their programs’ learning outcomes (SLOs) related to critical thinking, problem solving, oral communication, …

Assessment Planning & Using Assessment Templates workshop

This workshop was an introduction to assessment templates as tools to help departments plan and report. It was …

Presenting and Communicating Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Results

In this workshop, participants will learn several simple techniques to create clear tables, charts, and one-page reports. Clear …

Map Your Program Student Learning Outcomes to Institutional Learning Objectives

This workshop will help undergraduate programs complete the new question on the annual assessment report that asks them …

How Good is Your Multiple-Choice Test? Find Out by Using Item Analysis

In this workshop, you will learn the basic concepts: item difficulty, difference index, B-index, distractor analysis; how to …

Increasing Faculty Involvement in Program Assessment

In this workshop, you can learn how assessment champions and coordinators can increase faculty colleagues’ participation in program …

Program-level Assessment: What is it? Who does it?

This workshop is a big-picture perspective on program-level assessment. The facilitators will use a UHM assessment report to …

Assessment is for Learning. New Teaching Assistant Orientation

This workshop is an orientation for new teaching assistants to learn more about assessment. PowerPointHandout  

Introduction to Program Learning Assessment for Graduate Students

This workshop is collaboratively presented by the Assessment Office and Graduate Education Office. Graduate students have a great …

What’s Good Enough? Setting Standards (AALHE)

Workshop at the AALHE Conference, June 2-4, 2014 PowerPoint slides & speaker notesHandoutsExcel file 100 is a good …

Best Practices for Planning Program-Level Assessment of Student Learning

In this workshop, attendees will learn components of an assessment plan; strategies to involve faculty and students in …

Make The Most of Your Curriculum Map

This workshop is an introduction to the Curriculum Map: it is a graphical illustration of the relationship between …

An Introduction to Learning Outcomes

This workshop looks into what learning outcomes are and how they can enhance student learning. PowerPoint and HandoutWorkshop …

Program Assessment at Manoa: What is it? Who does it? New Faculty Orientation

This workshop is an orientation for new faculty to learn about assessment. Handout

Assignment Design for Powerful Learning in Oral Communication

This workshop is collaboratively presented by the Assessment Office, General Education Office, Oral Communication Board, and Institutional Learning …

Assessing Learning in Graduate Programs

This workshop aims to support improvement of graduate program assessment of student learning and help participants develop assessment …

Using Excel’s Pivot Table to Analyze Learning-Assessment Data

This workshop looks at how Excel’s Pivot Table can help. PowerPoint and HandoutExcel data fileWorkshop Evaluation Report Are …

Graduate Program Assessment: From Student- to Program-level Assessment

In this workshop, participants will learn how to extract assessment data from student evaluations such as oral exams, …

Exit Interviews: Student Perception and Achievement

This workshop explores how exit interviews can be used to collect direct evidence of student learning. PowerPoint and …

Assessment for Reflective Teaching and Scholarship

This workshop explores how to use program learning assessment to reflect on your own course design and scholarship …

Developing Learning Assessment Surveys

This workshop introduces attendees to survey questions that reveal respondents’ perceptions of learning, and it provides information on …

Basic Techniques in Using Excel to Analyze Assessment Data

In this workshop you will learn basic techniques to enter data into Excel; check for data-entry errors; summarize …

Program-Level Assessment

This workshop was facilitated for a non‐UHM campus. Based on pre‐workshop meetings with the campus leaders, the AO …

An Introduction to Curriculum Maps

This workshop is an introduction to curriculum maps. PowerPoint and HandoutWorkshop Assessment Report Do your students understand your …

Assignment Design for Powerful Learning

A joint workshop with the Center for Teaching Excellence. Flyer PowerPoint slides and handoutsWorkshop Evaluation Report Tuesday, March 15, …

Take the Next Step in Program Learning Assessment: Collect & Review Evidence of Learning

In this workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to consider various options and discuss which might work best …

What’s Good Enough? Setting Standards

NOTE: The 2014 standard setting workshop presentation slides include the speaker notes. In this workshop, you will learn …

From Conversations to Systematic Program Assessment

In this workshop, participants will learn how to document conversations and use them as evidence in program assessment. …

Alumni and Employer Surveys for Program Improvement

This workshop shows how programs can conduct alumni and employer surveys for improvement. For the last 2 years, …

Assignment Design Charrette

Workshop Facilitators: Natasha Jankowski, PhD, is associate director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes (NILOA) and Research …

Program Assessment of Learning: Examples of what it is and is not

This workshop explores what good program assessment of learning might look like. PowerPointHandoutWorkshop Evaluation Report Level: BeginnerFormat: Presentation …

Analyzing Open-Ended Survey Responses – Where to start?

In this workshop you will learn how to carry out a preliminary analysis of open-ended survey responses; how …

Student Surveys: Perceptions of Achievement

In this workshop, the presenters will take participants through a step-by-step procedure to create surveys about student learning …

Creating an Assessment Plan & Using Assessment Templates

This workshop will introduce you to two planning tools available to help you create a meaningful, actionable, and …