The K-State Teaching & Learning Center has recently named 2017 as the Year of Critical Thinking. In keeping with these efforts, the Office of Assessment will host the second critical thinking event of March, “Designing Rubrics to Teach Critical Thinking.” This workshop will be led by the Office of Assessment’s Director, Fred Burrack and will take place on March 15th and 16th (repeat session) from 3-4 p.m. in Room 209 at the Union.
Critical Thinking in the context of an assignment or within a discipline is an expectation in most courses and programs. This session will explore how to assess student demonstrations of traits associated with critical thinking and provide examples of rubrics that can be adapted for a variety of assessment tasks. Participants will consider how students demonstrate critical thinking within their courses and programs and connect them to rubric design choices that enable authentic assessment of critical thinking.
More information can be found at the Office of Assessment events page and Twitter. To become a part of the critical thinking work at K-State, please plan to attend this event and engage on social media with the hashtag #MarchTowardCriticalThinking.
The event is free and no registration is required.
The Teaching and Learning Center and Faculty Exchange for Teaching Excellence will present “Teaching Critical Thinking to College Students within the Logic of One’s Own Discipline.” on January 27th. The annual teaching workshop is designed to examine critical thinking and how it is used in higher education.
Fred Burrack, Director of Assessment, will begin the day with a brief presentation on what we know about Critical Thinking at K-State. Dr. Gerald Nosich, author of Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across Curriculum is the main workshop speaker.
Registration is open. This event will take place Friday, January 27 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Alumni Center. We hope to see you there!
The 2016 Institute for Student Learning Assessment/Diversity Summit will be held on November 3rd from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Student Union.
The event provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn about research and teaching practices that relate to diversity learning outcomes. Participants will hear how faculty across a variety of disciplines teach and assess diversity, how students and alumni view diversity education, and how students and faculty are approaching diversity topics in research.
The event includes a faculty panel on teaching diversity, a student panel on diversity perspectives, and a diversity research forum. The full schedule can be found here.
Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to attend and learn about the future of diversity at K-State. The summit is sponsored by the K-State Office of Diversity, Office of Assessment, Teaching and & Learning Center, Vice President for Research, and Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at K-State Libraries.
More information about this event can be found here.
The Office of Assessment is launching Interactive Assessment Dashboards this fall. The dashboards combine data from direct assessments, surveys, and other sources to create dynamic views of data.
One-hour workshops will guide program assessment coordinators through using the interactive dashboard to get information to improve undergraduate programs. Workshops are available on the following dates:
- Oct 6 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
- Oct 7 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
- Oct 10 – 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
- Oct 11 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 112 Leadership Studies Building
No registration is required for the workshops.
Go to http://www.k-state.edu/assessment/surveys/dashboard/ for more information and to see a sample dashboard.
Additional sessions can be scheduled by contacting the Office of Assessment at firstname.lastname@example.org.