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2011 Canadian Assessment Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Canadian Assessment Forum on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

May 3, 2011

Agenda

Draft Program
7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Jim Zimmer, Mount Royal University
        Faculty of Teaching and Learning
Richard Gale, Mount Royal University
        Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

This session will open the Forum and provide ideas about how we will initiate and sustain the discussion surrounding assessment and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
9:00 -10:00 am Plenary Session: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & Student Outcomes Assessment: Building Bridges

Pat Hutchings, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The scholarship of teaching and learning and student outcomes assessment share some core values and practices. But they have different histories, champions, methods, and strengths, and the two movements have not really converged. In this session we will look at how they can contribute to, draw on, and enrich each other in ways that strengthen both, and support higher education’s teaching and learning mission.
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am Tandem Sessions (EC2065, EC2075)

Facilitated tandem sessions offer participants a chance to talk about how the plenary session might resonate within your own institutional contexts. Please check the list provided and proceed to the designated room.
11:15 – 11:30 am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Plenary Session: Where is scholarship of teaching and learning in the Canadian assessment landscape? Getting to the heart of the matter!

Pierre Zundel, University of Sudbury

This interactive session will outline pressures, trends and approaches to assessment in Canadian post-secondary education and identify the reasons why scholarship of teaching and learning must be a prominent feature in that landscape. It will illustrate this with a concrete example and invite participants to imagine and share how they can link scholarship of teaching and learning with the assessment practices underway in and around their institutions.
12:30 – 2:00 pm Buffet Lunch and Ongoing Discussion

Please continue the dialogue about assessment, scholarship, and institutional capacity over lunch and also use this time for networking and collaboration.
2:00 – 3:00 pm Plenary Session: So much assessment, so little improvement - Lessons from the Wabash Study

Charles Blaich, The Center of Inquiry at Wabash College

As Director of the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium, Charles Blaich is at the centre of the United States’ assessment movement, and will share some of the ways that scholarship of teaching and learning can and should interface with ongoing practices.
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 – 4:15 pm Tandem Sessions (EC2065, EC2075)

Facilitated tandem sessions offer participants a chance to talk about how the plenary session might resonate within your own institutional contexts. Please check the list provided and proceed to the designated room.
4:15 – 4:30 pm Break
4:30 - 5:30 pm Closing Comments and Considerations

Pat Hutchings, Pierre Zundel, Charles Blaich, and Richard Gale

This closing session will offer participants a chance to discuss as a group the ideas and issues raised during the Forum. At this time we will also invite facilitators from the tandem sessions to report back to the group about their colleagues’ insights and interests.

Please join us for a wine reception after the Forum.