What makes an assignment, a classroom exercise, or other educational experiences inspiring, engaging, and transformative? In 2008, the scholar George Kuh outlined key elements of every “high-impact educational practice” and concluded: “Participation in these activities provides opportunities for students to see how what they are learning works in different settings, on and off campus. These opportunities to integrate, synthesize, and apply knowledge are essential to deep, meaningful learning experiences” (p. 17). Put another way, an essential component of all high-impact learning is the need for students to transfer what they have learned in one context into new and novel settings. In this interactive session, we will consider how recent research on transfer could inform how we design and assess student learning experiences in and beyond the classroom.
About Dr. Felten
Peter Felten is a professor of history, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and also of the POD Network (2010-2011), the U.S. professional society for educational developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.
What is Assessment Day?
Assessment day is an annual event hosted by UW-Whitewater as an opportunity to present, share, and converse about assessment and assessment-related topics. A keynote speaker presentation, panel presentation, and a poster session are included in the exciting events of the day-- and there are prizes for some of the outstanding work that's presented! We invite you to be a part of Assessment Day 2019!
To learn more about what happened at Assessment Day 2018, click here.
Check out the Assessment Day Archive to view information and results from 2013 and 2014.
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Assessment Day schedule
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