Faculty Forum

Assessment: Focusing on Learning that Matters

Lunch Forum
October 18, 2011

For nearly three decades, educators have grappled with the role of assessment in higher education.  Throughout this period, institutional responses have been shaped by the inherent tension between two purposes of assessment: accountability and improvement. 

UNC facultyPlease join this year’s faculty assessment fellows for a luncheon conversation about the current state of assessment in higher education.  Drawing from a set of readings by Peter Ewell, Peggy Maki, and the Higher Learning Commission, as well as faculty perspectives and experiences, we’ll explore ideas about how educators can respond to calls for greater accountability while retaining our focus on learning that matters.

Facilitated by UNC Assessment Fellows:

Jason Byrnes, Assoc. Professor of Music,
Performing & Visual Arts

Lyda Ellis, Instruction Librarian,
University Libraries

Christine Marston, Asst. Professor,
Economics, Humanities & Social Sciences

Heng-Yu Ku, Professor, Educational Technology Instruction,
College of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Jay Lightfoot, Professor, Computer Information Systems,
Monfort College of Business

In Absentia:

Julie Sexton, Research Associate, MAST Institute
College of Natural Health Sciences

Tuesday October 18th, 2011
11:30am- 1:00pm

Peggy Haynes Room
Tobey Kendel Dining Hall
Central Campus, 10th Ave and 19th St.

Please RSVP to CETL@unco.edu

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and UNC Office of Assessment