Increasingly, university and professional accreditation bodies are asking universities to provide evidence that students achieve the learning outcomes they are promised. Developing clear, measurable statements about student learning and understanding how courses contribute to program outcomes are crucial first steps in being able to provide evidence our students are learning what we say they are.
This will require faculty members to look closely at what they want students to be able to do when they graduate and how the individual courses and other experiences provided get them closer to those goals.
At the next UCITE session, Susan Perry, director of outcomes assessment, will walk attendees through how to re-conceptualize courses and programs in this way.
This lunch discussion will take place Thursday, June 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Herrick Room, located on the ground floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library Building.