Professional Development

Teachers recognize the importance of assessment and use assessment as a core element in planning instruction. Resources are invested to ensure that appropriate professional development opportunities are provided to academic staff and teaching assistants so they can gain the required expertise on assessment theory, strategies, and ways to effectively utilize assessment data

Teachers seek out meaningful conversations with colleagues about assessment challenges and how to access resources to enhance discipline-appropriate assessment practices and course design support.  Detailed guidance for graduate assistants (teaching) is essential to fair, consistent, learning-focused assessment experiences

Example:

TA Development (Interview with Dr. Jason Donev)

Literature:

Seven Propositions for Assessment Reform in Higher Education: Boud and Associates (2010)

Making Sense of Assessment Feedback in Higher Education:  Carol Evans (2013)

Give Assessment a Fighting Change: Barret Havens (2012)

Guiding Principles to Impact an Institution Wide Assessment Initiative: Scott Heinerichs, R. Lorraine Bernotsky  and Loretta Rieser Danner (2015)