There are two types of assessment – the kind you do for others, and the kind you do for yourself. This workshop will help you measure the impact of your courses on students. We will explore some common methods of assessment and give you hands-on time to develop your own strategy. [Details...]
At the May 3, 2017 Assessment Breakfast, Hunter’s 2016-17 Quantitative Reasoning Fellows (QRFs), Ernesto Garcia, Richard Gustavson, and Rachel Perlin presented “Using Diagnostic Exams to Run Semester-Long Assessment.”
Presenter(s): Ernesto Garcia, Richard Gustavson, and Rachel Perlin (Quantitative Reasoning Fellows)
Assessment done at the end of each semester makes it difficult to make instructional adjustments or identify students lacking certain prerequisite knowledge. This Assessment Breakfast will show how the use of diagnostic exams given at the beginning of the semester can improve the way instructors run semester-long assessment projects. [Details...]
Presenter(s): Nancy Guerrero (TTLG), Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT)
Nancy and Shiao-Chuan will talk about tools to assess students and tools to give and get feedback from students, such Blackboard quizzes, surveys, in-line grading and rubrics. They will also discuss best practices in using online tools for assessing students and suggest some ideas to address academic integrity online. [Details...]
Library instruction can be different from other college teaching. At the same time, librarians are urged to prove our impact. But how, in this model, do we measure our impact? What does successful library instruction look like?
Creating a well thought-out, comprehensive rubric takes work; but the effort is worth it. Rubrics, when used correctly, have a number of benefits. They have been shown to help students become more aware of their learning process and progress, improve student performance, and help instructors quickly and consistently assess assignments from student to student.
Traditional methods of teaching organic chemistry via lecture do not provide active learning opportunities for students. Instead, meaningful learning occurs when students are encouraged to participate and work on problems rather than waiting to copy instructors’ answers. We report how the use of “iPad with AirServer” in an organic chemistry lecture course can make student thinking visible.
Presenter(s): Kirsten Grant (Chemistry), John Pell (Hunter College Libraries), Scott Gentile (Mathematics and Statistics), Jochen Albrecht (Geography), Manashi Chatterjee (Chemistry)
Learn from Assessment Fellows about assessment tools and how assessment can be used to demonstrate and improve student learning. The panel, composed of faculty from a wide range of disciplines, will discuss what it takes to build a culture of assessment and to establish, grow and sustain assessment systems and processes on campus. [Details...]
Members of the ACERT community share their responses to "Make It Stick." This book challenges conventional thinking about student learning, with a particular focus on how inefficient and unproductive strategies and practices are often reinforced by educators.
Presenter(s): Anya Kamanetz (author of "The Test" and lead digital education reporter for NPR), Leah Gilliam (VP of Strategy and Innovation for Girls Who Code), and Bret Eynon (VP for Academic Affairs at LaGuardia Community College)
This livestreamed discussion, hosted by CUNY's Futures Initiative, will focus on the social and political implications of the ways we test, grade, measure, rank, and assess. [Details...]