Curriculum & Assessment Track

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Divisional Assessment Coordinators are happy to announce the Curriculum & Assessment track of faculty professional development for full-time and adjunct faculty! At the end of this popular program, learners will be able to discuss and participate in course, program, and college outcomes assessment.

Faculty know that they “own” the curriculum – but what does that mean exactly?  Faculty are responsible for assessing student learning – but where do you start? This six session track will answer these questions and assist full and part-time faculty in understanding their rights & responsibilities relative to the official curriculum.  Participants will discuss development and assessment of course, program, and college learning outcomes. Faculty will have an opportunity to develop course and program assessment tools.

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September 29, 2017
Rights, Responsibilities and Rigmarole
11-322

1:00 - 3:00 PM

An overview of curriculum and assessment including faculty responsibilities and ownership of the curriculum, academic freedom and accreditation. Discussion of how assessment has been built into the curriculum. Provide an overview of CMT and describe the process for developing the official curriculum.

October 6, 2017
Get out the MAP!
11-322

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Curriculum Mapping: Identification and discussion of unit, course, program and general education outcomes, how they are connected and their importance to assessment. Focus on how to write outcomes that are appropriate and measureable.

October 13, 2017
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Developing the Teaching Syllabus
11-322

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Overview of the teaching syllabus, how the teaching syllabus relates to assessment and the relationship between the teaching syllabus, the master syllabus and academic freedom. Focus on development of a teaching syllabus that incorporates unit outcomes and complies with the requirements of the faculty handbook.

October 27, 2017
Assessment Made Easy: Rubrics & Roses
11-322

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Discussion and demonstration of classroom, program, and college assessment techniques. Overview of rubrics for grading and assessment including principles of rubric development will be presented. Participants will spend time developing a grading rubric for a current assignment.

November 3, 2017
Assessment Made Easy: Rubrics & Roses (continued)
11-322

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Discuss advanced assessment methods including the RosEvaluation tool the college is exploring for general education. Learners will engage in a norming activity for use in department or college level assessment.

November 17, 2017
Putting the Puzzle Pieces in Place
11-322

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Focus on the pieces that need to be in place for course and program assessment to occur. The role of the master course (getting everyone on the same page), course level Angel tools, and common assignments in enabling assessment across multiple sections of the same course. Overview of Program Review and Annual Updates and their role in Sinclair's assessment efforts. Finally, how can we help adjunct faculty to be part of assessment?

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