Graduate Program Assessment-for-Learning-Improvement Showcase

In collaboration with the Graduate Division, the Assessment and Curriculum Support Center hosted this workshop: Graduate Program Assessment-for-Learning-Improvement Showcase.

Meaningful learning assessment, when done well, can serve as a powerful tool to enhance students’ learning environment, foster a shared vision among faculty, and enhance a program’s educational quality. 

Have you ever wondered how learning assessment can be done in a feasible yet meaningful way for both our students and faculty? Join us in this panel session that features exceptional graduate programs and faculty who will share their tales of assessment for learning improvement (i.e., stories of how assessment processes and findings lead to curriculum changes that result in improved student learning). Learn about a variety of creative and thoughtful ways to conduct learning assessment from our colleagues in Communication Sciences & Disorders MS, Hawaiian MA, Learning Design and Technology PhD, and Social Work MSW programs.

Participants will learn:

  • What counts as assessment-for-learning-improvement and assessment resources
  • Data collection strategies 
  • Strategies to lead collaborative curriculum discussions and decisions
  • Methods to evaluate learning improvement

Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with a panelist of their choice in breakout rooms.

Workshop Intended Outcomes:

  • Identify assessment-for-learning-improvement practices.
  • Select strategies to complete the assessment-for-learning-improvement cycle that are feasible and meaningful for their context.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 10:30-11:30 am

Intended Audience: graduate program assessment leaders, curriculum leaders, and interested faculty and staff

Yao Z. Hill, Associate Specialist, Assessment and Curriculum Support Center
Seunghye Hong, Associate Professor, Social Work
Pauline Mashima, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Mike Menchaca, Professor & Chair, Learning Design and Technology
Maya Saffery, Specialist, Hawaiian