Tools to Help You Blend Critical Thinking Standards into Everyday Assessment

It’s time to get up close and personal with your assessment! This session will provide you with an opportunity to explore the assessment of student learning and critical thinking. Using Ideas to Action (i2a) Intellectual Standards (clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness), identify new ways and tools to assess student learning and critical thinking.

During the session, you will be invited to reflect upon your own process of assessment in order to determine if you’re making the most of the data you gather. In addition to sharing best practices for formative and summative assessment, facilitators will provide faculty examples of critical thinking assessment. These examples will be provided to help you think more carefully about how to use similar tools in your own courses.

Upon completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the student learning assessment process;
  • Identify relevant Intellectual Standards;
  • Distinguish formative and summative assessment; and
  • Apply new assessment techniques to a current classroom practice, assignment, and/or measure.

Session Date

  • 1-14-2015

    Wednesday, 12-2pm
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bios

Il Barrow, M.A., is the i2a specialist for assessment. Prior to this role, Il was the senior institutional research analyst for the University of Louisville’s Office of Academic Planning and Accountability. Il brings to his i2a role an extensive knowledge of national assessment instruments (e.g. NSSE, CIRP, CAAP), assessment of student learning outcomes, retention studies, and various data analyses related to student success. He also brings wide-ranging experiences in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and graduate admissions and student services. Il coordinates unit and university i2a assessments.

Nisha Gupta, Ph.D., is the i2a specialist for culminating undergraduate experiences and an adjunct faculty member in women and gender studies. Her work focuses on the development of programs, courses, and projects of engagement, diversity, senior experiences, and related critical thinking projects. She has worked in faculty development for over 20 years and as a faculty member in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at Syracuse University with a particular focus on the authentic self and the reflective teacher.

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