November 1, 2022 — Dr. Natasha Jankowski will visit SF on Nov. 4th for an Equity and Excellence Workshop. Her areas of focus include assignment design, transparency, evidence-based storytelling, equity, mapping and alignment of learning, and assessment. She will hold both a Keynote from 10 -11 a.m. and a Faculty Workshop from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Building R-001.
Please bring an assignment (a sample GELO assignment from LAS, for example) to the Faculty Workshop. Dr. Jankowski will be leading an assignment-design component where work can be shared while receiving suggestions and feedback.
Keynote: The Possibility and Promise of Assessment
This keynote provides an overview of the current landscape and future directions for assessing student learning by outlining ways in which assessment practice can be infused into teaching and learning. Informed by national surveys and various institutional examples, the role learning outcomes can play in support of student learning through educational and assignment design will be explored, along with how students can be engaged in meaningful assessment processes and practices.
Faculty Workshop: Assignment Design for Student Learning and Success
Assessment can be a tool for enabling teaching, learning, equity, and student success. Yet, faculty, staff, and students are exhausted, over-extended, and sometimes disinterested in assessment-related processes and practices. This workshop will help participants position assessment in the daily work of faculty engaging with students through assignments and assignment design. Tools, tips, resources, and examples will be shared with a focus on student involvement, assignments, communication, policies, and implementation support.
Dr. Natasha Jankowski is a higher education and assessment expert, Senior Fellow of Community Colleges for Strada Education Network, and the former Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Her areas of research include assignment design, transparency, evidence-based storytelling, equity, mapping, and alignment of learning. Under her leadership, NILOA was the proud recipient of the ACPA Contribution to Higher Education award. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois State University