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What a better way to start off the semester than with a new edition of the Office of Assessment newsletter!
Let's Have Breakfast Together!

The Office of Assessment, in collaboration with ACERT, is holding a series of interactive workshops open to faculty and staff on Wednesday mornings at 10:00am. Join us in the Charlotte Frank Room, 1203 E to talk assessment over breakfast! Coming up:

Don't forget to RSVP!

For the complete schedule of breakfasts, check out our website. Also remember to check out the ACERT lunchtime seminars every Tuesday and Thursday beginning September 29th!

Assessment Q & A

You asked and we answered! This new section will include questions submitted by faculty and staff, answered by the Office of Assessment!

Question: "What is the difference between a learning outcome and a learning objective?"

Answer: Often these terms are used interchangeably, but at Hunter we think of outcomes as more general and objectives as more specific, perhaps used for an individual class session or assignment. For example:

Outcome: Students will be able to describe the structure and function of the different branches of the American Federal Government.

Objective: Students will be able to identify the key leadership positions in the U.S. Congress and explain their functions.

Become an Assessment Fellow

The Assessment Fellows program develops and supports a cohort of on- campus assessment experts who will go on to share their assessment knowledge and mentor other faculty. The program provides funding for individual faculty to engage in professional development activities.

Assessment Fellows are expected to:

  • Participate in professional development actvities
  • Meet monthly as a cohort to discuss mutual challenges and opportunities
  • Share assessment knowledge more widely through blogging and presentations, including an interactive workshop at the Annual Assessment Day
  • Mentor faculty within and outside their departments, as well as next year's cohort

Click here to find out how to apply.

Don't Forget to Keep in Touch

Let us know all the great things you're doing when it comes to assessment and we will consider highlighting your work in an upcoming newsletter! If you have any burning assessment questions, let us know and we may feature it in the next round of "Assessment Q & A"!

As always, remember to visit our website for tutorials, sample tools and policies to help make assessment as easy as possible.

Finally, take a look at our most recent blog posts on peer assessment, responsible assessment, technology and assessment and more! You can also follow us on twitter.

The Office of Assessment works with faculty and staff across the College to help them explore student learning and success in their courses, departments, programs, and offices.

Visit us online, by phone at x6299, by email, or drop by 1008 East Bldg.

Assessment Cycle

Newsletter No. 7, September, 2015