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.
On February 16, the Office of Assessment sponsored “Designing Multiple Choice Assessments for Critical Thinking” workshop in Bluemont Hall. This event was led by Warren White, Professor of Special Education and Director of Assessment in the College of Education.
This workshop was a part of the Year of Critical Thinking, an effort led by the Teaching and Learning Center. You can learn more about this endeavor here.
You can view the workshop below. We hope you enjoy and will continue to be a part of the Year of Critical Thinking.
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