Assessing Cooperative Work in Life sciences Research

Assessing Cooperative Work in Life sciences Research
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Since 2020 the University of Hawaii, Manoa School of Life Sciences has developed curriculum and assessment for all its undergraduate degree programs based on a single shared set of student learning outcomes (SLOs) adopted to better guide scientists and science-literate citizens in a rapidly changing world. All modern science is conducted in the context of collaboration, so it is critical that we both provide instruction in effective collaboration and that we have tools for assessing our success in those efforts. We therefore aimed to increase students’ ability to apply scientific logic, improve cooperative research skills, and establish new assessment for an SLO related to working in groups. A course updated in Summer 2023 served as a testbed through which we developed a rubric to assess teamwork in real-world scenarios. Here I present student input to that rubric, implementation challenges, and considerations for broad application of a novel assessment tool. By Justin Walguarnery

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Recommended Citation:
Waulgaurnery, J. (2024, April 1-5). Assessing cooperative work in life sciences research [Poster presentation]. Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit, Assessment and Curriculum Support Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA.