The Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Forum is an annual event sponsored by the Office of the Provost, in collaboration with the University Assessment/Accreditation Council.
This university-wide event is designed to:
- Provide faculty, doctoral students, postdocs, administrators, and staff the opportunity to showcase their assessment initiatives at the class, department/program, school, and/or university levels;
- Share and highlight teaching, learning and assessment innovations, strategies, practices, and outcomes;
- Demonstrate the University’s assessment framework in practice; and
- Promote dialogue about assessment, its purpose, and its value for improving learning and teaching.
This year's theme is: Building on a Culture of Assessing Learning
The forum will take place on November 18, 2015 at the Norris University Center (Evanston Campus).
Call for Proposals
We are seeking contributions from a range of schools, disciplines, programs, and course types to share their assessment of learning initiatives. Topics might include: assessing learning without exams; simple but meaningful assessments; assessing learning beyond the classroom; assessing a curriculum; designing and implementing an assessment strategy; research studies on student learning at Northwestern.
Presenters may share their assessment initiative in an interactive session or as a poster.
Information Session: June 17th, 2015 (Click to Register)
Presenters may share their initiative in an interactive session or as a poster. On June 17th, we will be hosting an information session about the forum from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Wildcat Room 101B in Norris University Center (Evanston). In this session we will help participants explore ideas related to the assessment of student learning, reflect on the assessments they are already doing, and consider whether those assessments may be innovative and valuable to others (assessments typical in one discipline might be groundbreaking in another).
We will post additional deetails about the 2015 Forum at the beginning of academic year. You may access 2013 and 2014 presentations here (netID required).