Now that I have shown you what I consider the major areas in a speech evaluation, now comes another tricky part: How much is each worth? I don’t think I have ever seen two speech instructors agree about this. I have been part of some pretty heated meetings where a common rubric was needed for assessment. […]
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Assessment of learning outcomes and other programmatic benchmarks by collecting quantitative and qualitative data for the purpose of improving education.
As I mentioned before, by “programmatic assessment,” I mean the assessment you need to do in the programs in which your courses can be found. These include your: Division (I was in the Communications Division) College (including initiatives like a Quality Enhancement Program) Degree programs (for instance, the AAS and the AA needed different outcomes; also think […]
In today’s educational landscape, course-specific assessment is required. Regardless of whether you are a corporate trainer teaching an eLearning course or a tenured professor at a state college, every course you teach should have clear, measurable goals. Most often, these are called “Learning Outcomes” (LO)or “Student Learning Outcomes”(SLO). Here’s examples from two of my most-taught […]
Assessment is a fact of life for educators. The days of “leave me alone and let me teach” are over. By that I mean that, in today’s world, it’s not enough to be a great teacher, you have to prove that you are a great teacher. Not only that, but programs must prove that they […]