Meaningful Course Revision
Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data
Faculty are often motivated to change the activities and design of their courses for reasons not based on data. In
Meaningful Course Revision, the author seeks instead to illustrate how the appropriate use of multiple, direct measures of student-learning outcomes can lead to enhanced course development and revision.
One: Date-Based Decision-Making.
Two: Designing Course-Based.
Measures you Already Have.
Measures You Can Create.
Student Satisfaction Measures.
Specific Methods for Course-Based Assessment.
Three: Using Data Enhance Innovation in Course Redesign.
What is innovation in course redesign?
Four: Rethinking Teaching and Learning.
Transfer of Learning.
The `Guide on the Side.`
Applying Rubrics to Enhance Learning.
Five: Embedding Assessment Activities in Meaningful Ways.
Outline Your Teaching Goals.
Review Current Teaching and In-Class Activities.
Consider Adapting Existing Activities.
Create New Methods to Assess Student Learning.
The Importance of Embedding Activities.
Six: Planning The Course.
Student Learning Outcomes and Other Data Sources.
Teaching and Learning Activities.
Grading Policies and Process.
Enjoyment of Teaching.
Seven: Closing the Feedback Loop.
Collecting Informal Feedback.
Embedded Assessment Items.
Closing the Feedback Loop.
Eight: Moving from Course-Level Decision-Making to Departmental Curriculum Planning.
Development of Student Learning Outcomes.
Determining When Specific Outcomes Should Be Met.
Sharing Objectives with Students.
Collecting Information on Specific Objectives.
Identifying Other Sources of Data.
Using Data to Make Departmental Curricular Decisions.
Nine: Creating a Culture of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment.
Benefits of a Culture of Assessment.
Possible Obstacles to Building a Culture of Assessment.
Transforming an Institution`s Culture.
Characteristics of an Institutional Culture of Assessment.