Workshop: Goals and Grades

On Tuesday December 9th, from 10:30-12:00 p.m. in SS 1339, the Faculty of Arts Teaching + Learning Committee will host a workshop on Goals and Grades, presented by Patrick Kelly (Taylor Institute), Lin Yu (Taylor Institute), and Michael Ullyot (Associate Dean Teaching + Learning).

In this hands-on session you’ll draft some student-centred outcomes using Bloom’s Taxonomy for your courses, and then make an assessment blueprint to measure how well they worked. In other words, you’ll match your assignments to your expectations. This is something we all do implicitly, but in this workshop you’ll learn some habits to help you match them explicitly — and ultimately, to get better results from students.

Lunch will be provided.

  • These are cross-disciplinary workshops that will directly affect your course designs and delivery. Each one have an immediate and concrete impact on your teaching in every department and discipline in the Faculty of Arts.
  • Registration is required. Most will have pre-workshop questions or even exercises for registrants to complete or consider before attending.
  • Materials and resources will be available — normally here on this website — for those who want to follow up with them, and for those unable to attend.
  • A new feature for 2014-15 is formal recognition of those who attend three or more workshops in an academic year, or who present in any workshop. A letter from the Faculty of Arts will testify to your professional development in merit, promotion and tenure applications.
  • For more information, leave a comment below or e-mail Michael Ullyot, Associate Dean (Teaching + Learning).

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