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Practical Solutions for Faculty: Assessing Learning

For faculty looking to improve assessments and feedback to help students better succeed, this Magna Online Course provides practical solutions from experienced educators who understand the time restraints you face. 

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Group Enrollment Pricing
1 person$329 per person
2-4 people$295 per person
5-9 people$209 per person
10-19 people$165 per person
20-39 people$139 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.
The course enrollment will expire one year after activation.

Assessing student learning is an essential part of any college-level class, yet it can be stressful for students and time consuming for faculty. Assessing learning is not just about giving students an exam. It’s about measuring learning throughout the course, helping students retain course content as they learn it, and providing meaningful and valuable feedback on assignments and exams.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Assessing Learning is your guide to helping students succeed through meaningful assignments, well-written assessments, and thought-provoking feedback.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Assessing Learning is an 8.5 hour course that begins with strategies to create a culture of excellence and foster intrinsic motivation. You’ll also be introduced to teaching practices directed to improving cognition and retention as well as guidance in creating assignments and exams to assess learning. Finally, you’ll receive proven advice on not only simplifying the grading process, but also how to maximize feedback to impact learning.

This asynchronous course also features transcripts, note-taking guides, supplementary materials, and regular assessments to enhance your learning, as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Help students master your content! Learn from your brilliant colleagues who have been there before and get the tools to succeed with Practical Solutions for Faculty: Assessing Learning!

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Learning Goals

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Customize academic-integrity strategies to the discipline taught and level of rigor expected of learners
  • Adopt academic-integrity strategies to create and sustain a climate of ethical behavior
  • Understand why reusing your old exams is a big mistake
  • Have effective strategies for discouraging cheating on assignments
  • Construct an assessment system designed to promote mastery learning and reduce cheating
  • Reframe or redesign courses to foster intrinsic motivation and reduce the incentive to cheat
  • Incorporate frequent, low-stakes assessments that will create deeper learning and increase student self-efficacy, thereby reducing the incentive to cheat
  • Encourage communication and honesty in your students
  • Define metacognition and explain its role in learning
  • Identify how microactivities might be integrated into your class
  • Create multiple-choice questions that effectively target different cognitive levels
  • Write multiple-choice questions that trigger retrieval learning processes that are known to enhance later recall
  • Understand assessment as a holistic, transformative, and authentic means to enhance student learning
  • Develop specific strategies for authentic assessments
  • Design tests and quizzes to elicit honest responses from students
  • Apply principles of positive psychology and neuroscience to create a climate of academic honesty for individual assessments
  • Optimize feedback provided to students while being strategic about the time invested in grading
  • Create activities to be used in the classroom that reduce the need for individual grading
  • Restructure feedback to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes
  • Improve the effectiveness of standardized testing by re-conceptualizing the post-exam review into a powerful teaching and learning tool
  • Investigate the benefits of classroom teaching through post-exam reviews to deepen student learning
  • Identify curricular designs that support the integration of post-exam reviews into course design

Who Will Benefit from This Course:

  • Faculty
  • Educational Developers
  • Instructional Designers

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Discount pricing is available for multiple seats purchased at the same time.

For 10 or more seats, please contact Magna Sales at sales@magnapubs.com or call 800-433-0499 ext. 183 to receive a customized quote.

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Product Code: PO22IA

 

Meet Your Presenters

Ken Alford, PhD
Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University

Oliver Dreon, PhD
Professor, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Lauren Hays, PhD
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology, University of Central Missouri

James M. Lang, PhD
Professor of English & Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College

Maria Marconi, EdD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Rochester

Wren Mills, PhD
Pedagogical Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University

Amy B. Mulnix, PhD
Director of the Faculty Center, Franklin and Marshall College

Gary Pavela, JD
Faculty, Syracuse University

Danielle Schwinn
Instructional Design and Technology Consultant, Central Community College

Jim Sibley
Director, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia

Michael G. Strawser, PhD
Assistant Professor and Founder, Legacy Communication Training and Consulting LLC

Thomas Tobin, PhD
Program Area Director, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Maryellen Weimer, PhD
Professor Emerita, Penn State Berks

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Group Enrollment Pricing
1 person$329 per person
2-4 people$295 per person
5-9 people$209 per person
10-19 people$165 per person
20-39 people$139 per person
Group Enrollment discounts are applied in the cart.
The course enrollment will expire one year after activation.

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