Assessment at Lane
Join the Student Learning Assessment Conversation Spring 2017!
Goals for the Student Learning and Assessment Planning Conversation:
- Share information about student learning assessment practices and develop a shared language around assessment on campus.
- Gather information and feedback from departments/individuals on understanding of student learning assessment and current projects. (Take the Faculty Survey (google form)
- Solicit feedback about faculty and staff needs related to assessment.
- Contribute to a student learning assessment plan.
Please share your ideas and questions with us by April 30, 2017.
Review the assessment conversation documents and related materials and share your ideas via the Online Feedback Form:
- Student Learning and Assessment Conversation Kit web page and PDF document
- Student Learning Assessment Planning Context
- Student Learning Assessment Plan Outline
- NWCCU standards
What is assessment? Lane's vision is to transform students' lives through learning, but how do we know this is so? To know, we must develop clear learning outcomes and evaluate our curriculum and pedagogical practices regularly to ensure a quality learning environment. Assessment of student learning focuses on students' attainment of knowledge and skills at the course and program or discipline level. This is accomplished by infusing the curriculum with general education learning outcomes intended to prepare students for success in the 21st century.
Assessment is at the heart of teaching and learning: Classroom teachers assess student performance all the time, often on a daily basis, gauging student mastery of course objectives/learning outcomes. At a shared course, sequence, department or program level, however, “assessment” necessitates that faculty articulate clearly to students and other stakeholders a shared understanding of what students will learn, how they will do so, and to what degree they will demonstrate proficiency.
Lane's Core Learning Outcomes
Role of assessment and general education at Lane: At Lane, the cross-discipline, general education goals that bisect our transfer and Career Technical education curriculum are called Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs). They represent the transferable skills that an educated citizen should possess. Such skills enable an individual to live, work, and think productively in our increasingly complex, global society.