TeachingGraduate New Initiatives to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Assessment: Projects and Perspectives

AHA Session 33
Friday, January 2, 2015: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Regent Parlor (New York Hilton, Second Floor)
Nancy Quam-Wickham, California State University, Long Beach
Ssrc Measuring College Learning
Josipa Roksa, University of Virginia
Beyond the Bubble
Joel Breakstone, Stanford University
SSRC Measuring College Learning from a Historian’s Perspective
Lendol G. Calder, Augustana College; Tracy L. Steffes, Brown University
Lumina Tuning
Norman L. Jones, Utah State University

Session Abstract

This session will address initiatives dedicated to improving teaching, learning, and assessment in the discipline of history.  While a number of tools exist to measure students’ generic skills, we lack subject-specific tools that truly reflect faculty goals for student learning. To respond to this need, this panel will focus on efforts to develop tools that can measure subject-specific skills and competencies.  The panel will introduce participants to the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Measuring College Learning (MCL) Project, as well as complementary national initiatives such as Lumina Tuning and Stanford's Beyond the Bubble.

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