Assessment of Individual Courses
As part of the Curriculum Development grants awarded,
faculty agreed to assess the courses (or parts of courses) they
developed. However, many faculty members are unfamiliar with assessment
methods, and some have little motivation to do assessment, partly
because they are resistant to the additional work required to learn
and run assessments. We ran two Assessment Workshops to help faculty
learn the purposes and principles of assessment and to develop their
assessment tools. We hoped that if we could show faculty why and
how to do assessment, that they would continue the process beyond
the duration of the AIRE. We believe that relatively small efforts
can yield useful information about an innovation's effectiveness
and ways to improve its impact.
Quantitative Assessment Workshop run by Judi Beinstein-Miller
and Patty deWinstanley, June 2000.
Qualitative Assessment Workshop, run by Elaine Seymour, July 1999:
run by J. Beinstein-Miller and P.deWinstanley, June 2000.