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Wednesday, June 6 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fearing to Fail: How Common Assessment Practices May Cause Stagnation

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Many of the assessment reports that come in from academic and co-curricular programs indicate that "all outcomes are met:as if that were a good thing. When programs can demonstrate that they are reaching all of their learning goals, there is no reason to change. Curriculum doesn't need to change, pedagogy can remain the same, student engagement seems to be fine, and there is no need to really talk about transformation. Much of this occurs because our education system focuses on NOT failing. We are taught to succeed; to avoid failure. But what if failing at something actually teaches us more powerfully than any success can ever do? What if our fear of showing failure is actually holding us back from improvement? This session explores the fear-of-failure that is part of higher education and develop action plans to overcome this so that we find the opportunities to improve and transform.

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Catherine Wehlburg

Associate Provost, Texas Christian University
Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg is the Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Texas Christian University. She has taught psychology and educational psychology courses for more than a decade, serving as department chair for some of that time and then branched into faculty development... Read More →


Wednesday June 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tucson

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