Evaluating Teaching

Evaluating Teaching and Learning

Assessment and evaluation contain everything from individual student-level outcomes within a course to institutional-level metrics of success. The assessment process and its products are both vitally important to our work as educators.

Assessment can be conducted at the class period, course, program, departmental, and institutional levels. Any assessment plan or activity should begin with an objective. For example, learning objectives may be very specific within a class session (e.g., students will explain one specific concept), and relate to broader course outcomes (e.g., students will identify key theories in the field), connect with broader academic program outcomes (e.g., students will apply disciplinary content to solve problems), and speak to even broader institutional outcomes (e.g., students will demonstrate critical thinking skills).

Assessment Foundations

Collecting Feedback

Document Your Teaching