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The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and assessing teaching effectiveness and student learning. We assist faculty, academic units, and teaching assistants in improving instruction. In addition to the events listed below, we are always available for individual consultations or special activities within a department or college. Most of the workshops count toward CITL certificate program continuing education credit. Please check back often to see what events have been added. Want reminders of what teaching sessions are coming up soon? Join our CITL listserv by sending an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to listserv@illinois.edu, and in the body of the message write only the following:  subscribe CITL

S'24 Faculty Workshop Series on Teaching & Learning, wksp #6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL)
Location
Room 182, Armory Building (east side of the building)
Date
Mar 6, 2024   11:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Cheelan Bo-Linn
Cost
No cost for joining the faculty learning community.
Registration
Registration is required. Please click here to register
Contact
Cheelan Bo-Linn
E-Mail
cbolinn@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-3859
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Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning

Theme: "Outstanding teachers... know what and how their students learn"

 “they achieved remarkable success in helping their students learn in ways that made a sustained, sustainable, and positive influence on how those students think, act, and feel.” 

K. Bain, What the best college teachers do

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You are invited to join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed workshop series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Come and meet new colleagues. Great conversations and handouts guaranteed.

Session 6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics

Have you heard your students say this?

  • “We weren’t taught that” 
  • “This test is too hard and too long” 
  • “This quiz was useless”

The task of assessing and grading student learning is one of the most complex and stressful responsibilities of the faculty member and, at the same time, one of the most important.  It is critical that the assessment of our students is fair, reliable, valid, and relevant. Different test items serve different purposes and we will learn how to write the most effective items using the key principles of test construction. This is an opportunity to “test” your own test items!  We'll address the above questions and more in this highly interactive workshop. Handouts with sample assessment forms will be provided. 

*This workshop counts towards completion of any of CITL's Teaching Certificates. To learn more about our Teaching Certificate program please visit https://go.illinois.edu/teaching_certificates.

 

Please mark these dates on your calendar

Wed, Feb. 7, 2024         Session 1:  Informal (IEF) & Formal (ICES) Student Feedback to Improve Teaching & Learning: “I wish I had known that earlier”

Wed, Feb. 14, 2024       Session 2: A Reflective Teaching Philosophy Statement for Promotion and Tenure

Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 3: Opening the Classroom Door: Join Us for Opportunities to Observe Exemplary         Teachers (Introductory Session).  NOTE TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Wed, Feb. 21, 2024       Session 4: The Art of the Enhanced Lecture (Part II)  Active Teaching = Active Engaged Learning by Our Students

Wed, Feb. 28, 2024       Session 5: Strategies for Helping Students Learn How to Learn Better

Thurs, Feb. 29, 2024      Annual Faculty Retreat "The Evolving, Engaged Learner in a Digital World” Note Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Wed, March 6, 2024      Session 6: Develop Effective Assessments of Student Learning: Tests, Exams, & Rubrics

 

For more teaching information, visit our main CITL web site.  To join our CITL listserv, send an e-mail message (must be from your University of Illinois address) to listserv@illinois.edu, and in the body of the message write only the following: subscribe CITL

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