University of North Georgia

PKAL Atlanta Regional Network 2011 Spring Meeting

Collecting and Sharing Evidence of Student Learning in STEM

April 15, 2011
North Georgia College and State University
Special Collections Room: Library Technology Center
117 Georgia Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30597

STEM faculty increasingly use pedagogies of engagement to improve teaching and learning and to engage and retain students in their courses. How do faculty from different disciplines determine what students are learning and how do they use this information to inform and improve their teaching? Attendees learned from faculty in various STEM fields about ways to assess the efficacy of different teaching methods and their impact on student learning so they can apply these techniques in their classes.

List of Attendees (pdf)


8:45am - 9:15 am


9:15am - 9:30 am

Welcome and Overview

9:30am - 10:45 am

Plenary Presentation: Assessment of Peer-Led Team Learning and Evaluation of Classroom Teaching (pdf)

Scott Lewis, Kennesaw State University

10:45am - 11:00 am


11:00am - 12:15 pm

STEM Faculty Panel Discussion: Gathering Evidence of Student Learning

Deb Sauder (Georgia Gwinnet College), Rachelle Spell (Emory University) and Amy Sullivan (Agnes Scott College)  will lead an interactive discussion of assessment tools they have used in their courses. Attendees will have an opportunity to share their experiences and motivating factors for assessing student learning.

12:30pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch & Discussion

An opportunity for faculty in disciplinary or interdisciplinary groups to network and discuss next steps in advancing their work

2:00pm - 3:15 pm

Poster Session

NGCSU STEM faculty and students highlight their work; Attendees can explore the beautiful NGCSU campus

3:15pm - 3:30 pm

Wrap-up: Next Steps