The Learning Improvement by Design (LID) initiative is a joint effort between select academic units, the Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies (CARS). The purpose of the LID initiative is to support lasting change in how faculty and students work collectively to develop a sustainable culture of evidenced student learning improvement. Specifically, LID purposefully connects campus faculty development and program assessment specialists with academic program leaders and faculty to:

  1. Concentrate on select program-level student learning outcomes (SLOs),
  2. Develop or enhance program assessment methods,
  3. Collect baseline program-level student learning assessment data,
  4. Develop or enhance evidence-based curricular and course pedagogical interventions,
  5. Re-assess student learning to evaluate impact of interventions on learning, and
  6. Publish products and findings in reputable, peer-reviewed journals.

Assessment, pedagogy and faculty development specialists from CARS and CFI are currently working with faculty in the Computer Information Systems and Communication Studies programs.  Current work focuses on Physics.

For more information on the LID program including the motivation for its development and criteria for successful LID implementation go to:

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