How Can I Build a Mindset for Assessment in an Academic Department?

How Can I Build a Mindset for Assessment in an Academic Department?

Assessment is at the heart of effective teaching and student success. Assessment is regularly practiced in the classroom by faculty; yet moving assessment into a more formal, structured and systematic department process may make faculty feel vulnerable. This program gives you tools to create a transparent and effective assessment process for your department.


After this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between course and program assessment
  • Explain the varied types of assessment data available
  • Recognize the challenges to department-driven assessment and explore solutions
  • Explain the value of creating a mindset for assessment among faculty
  • Explore questions to prepare for crafting or revising student learning outcomes



  • The basics of assessment
  • Benefits of assessment to department and institution
  • Moving assessment from the classroom level to the departmental level
  • Types of data collected
  • Challenges of assessment
  • Purpose of designing Student Learning Outcomes and choosing the right assessments to measure those outcomes



This program will benefit:

  • Academic Deans
  • Department Chairs
  • Program Chairs
  • Academic Leaders
  • Those involved in faculty and/or program assessment

Product Code: OM19GD

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