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.
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. This year's theme is Examining the Evidence of Student Learning.
Presenters may share their assessment initiative in an interactive session or as a poster. Pariticipants may also prospose a roundtable.
- Proposal Submission Link
- LTAF 2016 Presentation Guidelines
- LTAF 2016 Poster Guidelines
- Roundtable: A 50-minute roundtable discussion topic related to questions and issues in the assessment of student learning. These provide an opportunity for various kinds of interactions in a smaller group setting (10-15 people), such as discussion of a concept, approach, program, issue, case study, or reading. This format is ideal for connecting with others who may be experiencing similar challenges or issues and would like to share practices and ideas.
Forum Information Session:The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Forum Information Session II
Thursday, May 26, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Presenters may share their initiative in an interactive session or as a poster. We are also accepting a limted number of roundtable topics. On Thursday, May 26th, we will be hosting an information session about the forum from 1:30pm-3:00pm in the 202A Northwestern Room 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).
*Registration required. Please register here.
This year's theme is: Examining the Evidence of Student Learning.
The forum will take place on November 16, 2016 at the Norris University Center (Evanston Campus).We will post additional details about the 2016 Forum at the beginning of academic year. You may access 2013, 2014, and 2015 presentations here (netID required).