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Monday, June 4 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop 8: Tuning as Assessment: Leveraging Faculty Buy-in, Improving Student Learning

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This interactive, collaborative workshop will introduce the Tuning process to participants. Working in small groups, participants will collectively define an “intractable curricular problem” at an institution. Such problems might include curricular bloat, general education revision, program reorganization, and retention and graduation issues (including improving assignments). Participants will then use the Tuning process to develop solutions to these problems. The workshop will provide participants with knowledge of the elements of the process, its disciplinary and regional adherents in American higher education (including the state of Utah), and how to introduce Tuning on their own campuses. Because Tuning has been endorsed by disciplinary organizations, it is an ideal process for promoting faculty discussion of and participation in assessment and initiatives to improve student learning. This workshop utilizes some of the insights from design thinking methods to facilitate resolutions to difficult problems where faculty input and engagement is necessary to bring about meaningful institutional changes. Tuning also promotes the idea that assessment is a dynamic, relational practice leading to enhanced educational opportunities for students, not only the practice of documenting student learning.

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Norman Jones

Norman L. Jones is professor of history at Utah State University. Author of eleven books and numerous articles on the Elizabethan era, he is a prize-winning teacher. He writes and consults on higher education issues, especially on General Education, the Degree Qualification Profile... Read More →
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Nancy Quam-Wickham

Office of Assessment of Teaching & Learning
Nancy Quam-Wickham received her doctorate in History from the University of California, Berkeley. She was formerly Chair of the History Department at California State University, Long Beach and worked as a Senior Assessment Specialist at WSU. She has a longstanding interest in the... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
  Pre-Conference Workshop