Workshop: Course Outcomes and Assessment

On Thursday April 2, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in SS 1332, the Faculty of Arts Teaching + Learning Committee will host a workshop on Course Outcomes and Assessment, presented by Patrick Kelly and Lin Yu (both from the Taylor Institute).

During this hands-on session you will write student-centred course outcomes using Bloom’s Taxonomy for courses you are teaching. Based on those outcomes, you will then create a student assessment blueprint to evaluate student learning.

For those who are interested, a follow-up work session is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 from 9-10am where you can get feedback on the alignment between your course outcomes and assessment blueprint.

Please refer to the article here for an advanced reading.

  • 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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