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September 26, 2014



Register for the Academy for Student-Centered Learning

By Chris Urban

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Become an Academy for Student-Centered Learning scholar by participating in events to enhance the culture of student-centered learning and assessment at Kansas State University. The academy is designed for faculty and staff with a commitment to continually improving student learning across the curricular and co-curricular realms.

Register now for the fall 2014 academy series. Attend two of the following events to become an academy scholar. Separate registration required for the Assessment in Canvas and Institute for Student Learning Assessment events. There is no fee for participation in the academy.

Assessment 100: Introduction to Student Learning — Participants will learn the basics of assessment and how it can be used to improve student learning. An overview of the student learning assessment process and resources to support assessment will be shared.  Register here. There are two sessions available:

• 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in 301 Hale Library
• 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 301 Hale Library

Student Learning Assessment in Canvas — Participants will learn how the tools in K-State new learning management system, Canvas, can be used to monitor student progress across learning outcomes and target interventions to improve student learning. Register in HRIS. See the Office of Assessment events list for more information. There are three sessions available:

• 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in 301 Hale Library
• 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in 301 Hale Library
• 10:30-11:30 Tuesday, Nov. 4, in 301 Hale Library

The Institute for Student Learning Assessment is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the K-State Student Union. Register at the institute website. See the call for proposals. Attend part or all of the session.

The annual Institute for Student Learning Assessment will feature best-practice posters, sessions and workshops focused on improving student learning using effective assessment. The 2014 institute will have sessions on practical classroom assessment techniques, assessment for first-year student retention, online course assessment, and assessment for transfer students.