SoTL Commons Conference Presenters
Session 1 : 9:00 am – 9:45 am
The valid and reliable assessment of student learning outcomes relative to an academically-sound and employer-relevant standard presents a challenge to the scholarship of teaching and learning. In this session, participants will be guided through a flow-process methodology useful for developing and validating a rubric integrating baseline data collected collaboratively from academics and professionals. The methodology addresses two goals: (1) To formulate and test a rubric as a teaching protocol for a multi-section course taught by various instructors; and, (2) To assure students that their learning outcomes will be reliably and validly assessed against the rubric regardless of teacher or section. Participants will be exposed to steps in the process for collecting data, and sequential analyses techniques to validate the rubric, including Delphi results, ANOVA related to how professionals and faculty detect differences in individual student papers, and a resulting methodology to precisely grade students' work.