Session Materials: 2016 General Education and Assessment

AAC&U thanks the session facilitators for sharing their work. Resources and materials are provided at the discretion of the facilitators. Additional materials will be posted over the next few weeks.

Thursday, February 18, 2016; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Managing Multiple Assessment, Accreditation, and Strategic Planning Practices
Tim Merrill -  Randolph-Macon College
Handout (PDF)

Assessment for Free: Fully Integrating Learning and Assessment Practices
Peter Doolittle - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Handout (PDF)

Plenary I:  Integrative Conceptual Frameworks

Beyond General Education:  Integrative Learning at University of Charleston
Barbara Wright, Donna Lewis, and Letha Zook—all of University of Charleston
Handout (pdf)

Developing Consensus Outcomes to Extend General Education into the Majors and the Co-Curriculum
Valerie Hanson, Katharine Jones, Tom Schrand—all of Philadelphia University
Handout (pdf)

Addressing Wicked Problems of Meaningful Undergraduate Education in the Completion Era
D. Kent Johnson—Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Handout (pdf)
Presentation (pdf)

Building Shared Approaches to Integrative Thinking Across the Undergraduate Experience
Martha Stassen, Claire Hamilton—both of University of Massachusetts Amherst
Handout (pdf)

GEMs Summary
Handout (pdf)

Signature Pathways
Handout (pdf)

Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Movement Moves Away from Standardized Tests, According to New National Survey
Press Release: February 17, 2016

National Survey of College Leaders Reveals Clear Consensus on Learning Outcomes, Greater Emphasis in General Education on Integrative, Applied, and Project-based Learning
Press Release: January 19, 2016

CS 1:  Beyond General Education: Integrative Learning at University of Charleston
Barbara Wright, Donna Lewis, and Letha Cook—all of University of Charleston
Handout (pdf)

CS 9: Trends in General Education Assessment and Design
Debra Humphreys-AAC&U
Handout (PDF)

Thursday, February 18, 2016; 4:30 - 5:30 pm

CS 17: Competency Based Practices in General Education
Cori GordonNorthern Arizona University; and Debra HumphreysAAC&U
Handout (PDF)


Friday, February 19, 2016; 8:30 – 9:15 am

Plenary II:  Assessment Transparency

Has a Reformed General Education and Assessment Effort Improved Student Learning?  An Institutional Perspective
Patricia Sollars, and Nancy Mitchell—both of University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Handout (pdf)

Intrinsic Assessment –Extrinsic Gains:  How Inclusive General Education Can Drive College-Wide Inclusive Excellence
Michelle Filling-Brown, Seth Frechie, Laura Groves, Darryl Mace—all of Cabrini College
Handout (pdf)

Making Assessment Authentic:  Student Involvement at Every Level
Bradley Griffin, Kailee Rogers, Matthew Finley—all of Pepperdine University
Handout (pdf)

Assessment Campus-Wide Engagement and Change
Bert Eynon—LaGuardia Community College; and Laura Gambino—Guttman Community College
Handout (pdf)

Friday, February 19, 2016; 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

CS 38: Technology to Advance Faculty-Driven Assessment of Student Work
Courtney Peagler-Taskstream; and Yvonne Kirby-Central Connecticut State University
Handout (PDF)

Friday, February 19, 2016; 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Plenary III: Equity, Empowerment, and Agency
Global Citizenship as a High Quality and Equity-Focused Framework for General Education
Karla Davis-Salazar and Nicole West—both of University of South Florida
Handout (pdf)

"The Thronged and Common Road": First Generation College Students and Civic Engagement
Ellen Riek—Arizona Western College
Handout (pdf)

Using the Learning Sciences to Enhance Student Agency through Inclusive Pedagogy
Peter Doolittle-Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Presentation (PDF)

Saturday, February 20, 2016; 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

Plenary IV: Pedagogies and Practices
Patterns of Effective Teaching Practice in General Education and Non-General Education Courses
Allison BrckaLorenz and Tom Nelson Laird—both of Indiana University Bloomington
Handout (pdf)

Digital Approaches to Accessibility and Student Engagement:  Learning in Openly Networked Connected Spaces
Laura Gogia and Valerie Holton—both of Virginia Commonwealth University; Autumm Caines—Capital University; and Jim Luke—Lansing Community College
Handout (pdf)

Integrating Evidence-based Instructional Methods and Assessment:  Learning Assessment Techniques
Claire Major—University of Alabama
Handout (pdf)

CS 56/65:  It Takes a Village:  Applying a Public Pedagogy Town Hall Format to General Education Reform
Amy Sarch and Eric Leonard—Shenandoah University; and Thia Wolf—California State University, Chico
Worksheet (pdf)

CS 58:  Integrating Evidence-based Instructional Methods and Assessment:  Learning Assessment Techniques
Claire Major—University of Alabama
Handout - Learning Goals Inventory (pdf)
Worksheet  - Learning Assessment Techniques (pdf)

CS 61: "One Book, Three Professors, Six Credits, and 75 Students: An Integrated Curriculum Experiment"
Amy Green, Susannah Crowder, Richard Haw—all of City University of New York John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Handout - 100 Years of Solitude Course Syllabus  
Handout - Weekly Reading Analysis Journal
Handout - Museum Visit Assignment

CS 67:  Integrating Evidence-based Instructional Methods and Assessment: Learning Assessment Techniques
Claire Major—University of Alabama
Handout (pdf)