Involve students, faculty, and staff in assessments

November 1, 2022 – Dr. Natasha Jankowski will visit SF on November 4e for a workshop on equity and excellence. His areas of interest include assignment design, transparency, evidence-based storytelling, equity, learning mapping and alignment, and assessment. She will hold both a keynote address from 10-11 a.m. and a faculty workshop from 12:30-2 p.m. in Building R-001.

Main speech: The Possibility and Promise of Evaluation

This talk provides an overview of the current landscape and future directions for assessing student learning by outlining ways to integrate the practice of assessment into teaching and learning. Drawing on national surveys and various institutional examples, the role that learning outcomes can play in supporting student learning through instructional and homework design will be explored, as well as how students can be involved in meaningful assessment processes and practices.

Faculty workshop: Assignment design for student learning and success

Assessment can be a tool for teaching, learning, equity and student success. Yet faculty, staff, and students are burned out, overwhelmed, and sometimes disinterested in assessment-related processes and practices. This workshop will help participants position assessment in the daily work of faculty who come into contact with students through assignments and assignment design. Tools, tips, resources and examples will be shared with a focus on student engagement, assignments, communication, policies and implementation support.

Dr. Natasha Jankowski is a higher education and assessment expert, Senior Fellow of Community Colleges for Strada Education Network, and former Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). His areas of research include assignment design, transparency, evidence-based storytelling, equity, mapping, and learning alignment. Under his leadership, NILOA was the proud recipient of the APAC Contribution to Higher Education Award. She holds a doctorate. in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an MA in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a BA in Philosophy from Illinois State University

Norma A. Roth