Learning Assessment Council: General Resources
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Professional Development Opportunities:
- Learning Assessment Blog
- Library Resources
- Assessment Resources and Rubrics
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Resources and Rubrics
- Winners of the Learning Assessment Grants
Two Winter 2013 offerings and one Spring 2013 offering (as of 2/2013)
Inclusive Environments to Address Learning Differences
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (with 1 hour lunch break)
Location: Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall 112
Instructors: Kari Hanken, Gabe Hunter-Bernstein
Length: 1-day (6-hour) class
CEU Info: 0.6 ceu credits
Course Number: CEU 3348
- Utilize knowledge of learning differences to meet student needs.
- Apply principles of universal design to maximize opportunities for students.
- Adapt presentations, classroom activities, assignments, and assessments to increase accessibility for students.
- Explore various instructional strategies to provide more access to content.
- Survey technologies and resources available at PCC to promote accessibility.
- Examine learning and processing disabilities and how they impact students in a learning environment.
- Analyze one’s own practice to determine where accessibility can be further developed.
- Investigate methods to create an atmosphere of approachability.
Email Gabe Hunter-Bernstein: email@example.com. Include in your email the class name and your G#.
-Class is currently running Winter 2013
-2013-2014 offering is likely (watch your email)
This class is ideal for anyone involved in program/discipline assessment through your SAC or for those who want to explore the heart of the biggest mystery in higher ed today.
Here are a few of the topics:
- How does grading in my class differ from assessing at the program/discipline level?
- What are the pressures on higher education that are driving changes in accreditation regarding assessment and accountability? How are PCC and other institutions responding? What is happening internationally?
- What does a quality assessment process at the program/discipline-level look like at PCC (ie, sample size, norming, direct/indirect, full-time and part-time faculty participation, signature assignments, exam, portfolio, rubrics, checklists, trending, LDC and CTE concerns, etc.)?
Educators across the nation are discovering the value of working in collaborative groups to talk over their teaching successes and challenges.
Summer 2011, 14 instructors from PCC were trained in one of the most successful formats for collaboration, Critical Friends.
For more information, or to request to join a group, contact Sally Earll 971-722-7812
[No offerings currently scheduled]
Facilitated conversations between Full-time and Part-time faculty members
In many PCC offices, PT teachers sit with other PTers. FT faculty may not even know who teaches in their discipline. When people are separated and rarely meet, even for casual interaction, misconceptions and stereotypes never get corrected.
Using a conversation guide from Public Conversations Project, we will try to talk through these divides, to get to what brings us together: better serving our students' needs.
971 722 3900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you tired of divisive debates that just perpetuate the lines between us and them? Want a respectful and productive conversation about important issues?
Give NIF a try!!
What is NIF?
In order to have wise decisions, we can't just sound off, argue over solutions, or impose our values. We have to struggle with the hard choices that every issue entails, considering the pros and cons of each option. That is deliberation in a nut shell. Deliberation is not debate.
NIF stands for "National Issues Forum." This is a group that has been working for a long time to increase the quality of conversations about public morality. A group of PCC faculty and staff has been trained in the forum process, and will be inviting members of the PCC community to engage in conversations relating to education and local concerns.
For information on how to get involved, contact Neal Naigus, email@example.com or call 971-722-4122
2012-2013 Grant Assessment Winners
- Adult Basic Education (Michael Hunter-Bernstein)
- Comp/Lit (Lutgarda Cowan, Elizabeth Smith)
- Dental Hygiene (Nancy Pilgrim, Cara Kao- Young, Sandie Curren)
- Developmental Education (Beth Kaufka)
- Geology and General Science (Melinda Hutson)
- SPARC Subcommittee (Michael Meagher, Alissa Leavitt, Erin Stanforth)
- History Tuning Project (Robert Flynn)
2011-2012 Grant Assessment Winners
- ART (Elizabeth Bilyeu)
- BA (Usha Ramanujam)
- CG (Sonya Bedient)
- CHLA (Doris Werkman)
- DE (Leslie Boyd)
- GRN (Jan Abushakrah)
- LIB (Torie Scott)
- MTH (Carly Vollet)
- NRS (Priscilla Loanzon)
- NRS (Doris Rink)
- SOC (Jordan Durbin)