Center for Faculty Innovation

Designing Creative Assessments (Workshop)

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:  Rose Library room 5211


The word "assessment" is not necessarily popular with teaching faculty: it has the whiff of administrative imposition, and the assessments that faculty in fact use in their classes are usually the least popular items in a teacher's work day — exams, essays, term papers, in short, everything that requires grading. This workshop provides a different perspective on assessments by showing how creatively designed and well-placed formative and summative assessments can be used to guide student learning without making classes more boring. The workshop will provide an overview of differences between assessments, demonstrate different types of assessments, guide participants in a reflection of their own use of assessments, and provide opportunity to redesign a class assessment.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these outcomes:

  • Identifying how to align assessment, whether summative or formative, with learning outcomes,
  • Employing a creative process to develop new ideas, and
  • Creating a new assessment to implement in a specific course.

Facilitator:  Andreas Broscheid, Ph. D., a candidate for the Assistant Director of Teaching at JMU’s Center for Faculty Innovation, will give a workshop on Designing Creative Assessments.  Participants will explore different assessments, reflect on their own use of assessments, and have an opportunity to redesign a class assessment. 

Cirriculum Vitae for Dr. Broscheid, Ph.D.

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