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 and work-in-progress for program student learning outcome assessment and improvement. Graduate student thesis/dissertation work and work-in-progress are an extremely valuable source of evidence of student learning.

PowerPoint slides and handouts
Workshop Evaluation Report

Level: Basic knowledge recommended (e.g., learning outcomes, curriculum map)
Format: Presentation + Hands-on practice
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM and repeated at 1:30 PM -2:45 PM, KUY 106

Workshop outcomes:

  1. You will be able to align faculty expectations of the thesis/dissertation work and work-in-progress with program learning outcomes.
  2. You will leave with a draft rubric to evaluate the quality of thesis/dissertation/defense aligned with program learning outcomes.
  3. You will be able to develop strategies to use the assessment results for program improvement.