The Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Program Review and the University Assessment Committee will hold the fourth annual Assessment Day Wednesday, April 5, in Libbey Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Assessment Day will include a morning workshop, a lunch and keynote speaker, and an afternoon workshop presented by Dr. Tom Angelo, an internationally recognized expert and consultant on higher education teaching and learning.Angelo will share his expertise on classroom assessment, fostering creative thinking and in-depth learning. He is a clinical professor of educational research and innovation at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy in Chapel Hill.
Topics for the morning workshop will focus on helping faculty and staff design effective undergraduate courses to promote student learning, while the afternoon session will offer an introduction to classroom assessment and how it can help students become more independent and effective learners, said Alana Malik, university assessment director.
The morning workshop will run from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; the afternoon workshop will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
“Both workshops will provide attendees with practical, research-based strategies to help them improve their teaching skills,” Malik said.
Lunch will be provided from noon to 1:30 p.m. with a keynote address from Angelo on the topic of fostering creative thinking and innovation.
The free events are open to all UT faculty, administrators and students.
Angelo has consulted on teaching and learning improvement, assessment and curriculum design for more than 250 educational institutions and 65 associations and organization in all 50 states and 18 countries.
He has delivered more than 90 higher education conference keynotes and authored or co-authored four books and more than three dozen articles and chapters.
Those who wish to attend the events should sign up at utoledo.edu/aapr/webforms/2017AssessmentDay.html.