If you were asked to provide an instance of program- or university-level learning improvement at your institution, could you do it? Research demonstrates that the vast majority of colleges around the United States cannot.
We endeavor to change this situation, and we invite faculty, assessment practitioners, faculty developers, and senior administrators to join us.
Compiled from a decade of working with college programs, authors Keston Fulcher and Caroline Prendergast share their playbook for accomplishing learning improvement at scale. The time has come to move beyond conceptual discussions to practical, step-by-step guidance for higher educators committed to re-imagining assessment, faculty development, and teaching. In this webinar, we will discuss the status of learning improvement across the United States, define key terms and concepts, introduce a six-step model for improving student learning, and share an exercise included in Improving Student Learning at Scale: A How-To Guide for Higher Education.
Keston H. Fulcher is the executive director of the Center for Assessment and Research Studies and professor in graduate psychology at James Madison University (JMU). Fulcher’s research focuses on structuring higher education for learning improvement. He serves on the advisory panel to the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, collaborates extensively with the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, and is one of the founders of the Learning Improvement Community.
Caroline Prendergast is completing her PhD in Assessment and Measurement at James Madison University. She has six years of experience in educational assessment, ranging from international large-scale assessment to work with small student affairs programs in higher education. Her current work involves providing assessment-related training and resources to faculty and staff across JMU’s campus and beyond.