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Taking it up a level: Program assessment for the Dietrich Curriculum 

Monday, May 10, 12 to 1 p.m., Remote

Marsha Lovett, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching Innovation & Learning Analytics
Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

In this session, we will discuss what's involved in program-level assessment, including how it's similar to and different from course-level assessment. To illustrate this distinctive approach, we will (with permission) share one or two examples from other program assessments. Then we will preview what program-level assessment will look like for the Dietrich Curriculum, with a focus on the faculty members' perspective (e.g., what they contribute, what they receive, how their effort and expertise can make a difference).

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Dietrich College Professional Development Event: Designing Foundational Writing Instruction for Learning Transfer 

Tuesday, May 11, 4 to 5 p.m., Remote

As faculty, we design our instruction so that our linguistically diverse students will take their learning outside of the boundaries of our courses — to other academic courses, to metacurricular experiences, to their workplaces after graduation. For those purposes, we will explain how we have redesigned Carnegie Mellon’s foundational writing courses so that we prime students with rhetorical reasoning skills for taking on new reading and writing tasks. We will also share three different ways that we have been monitoring our program’s development: through student perception data; through program assessment with the Eberly Center; and through our ongoing work building a data-informed understanding of our assignments across the first and second-year writing course sequence in English (first-year writing and 76270, Writing in the Professions). Presented by:

  • Danielle Wetzel, Director, Writing & Communication Program
  • David Brown, Assoc Director of Research and Assessment, Writing & Communication Program
  • David Kaufer, Mellon Distinguished Professor of English
  • Necia Werner, Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Dudley Reynolds, Co-Area Head, Arts & Sciences, CMU-Qatar

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