Fall 2013 Workshop Series
Student-Centered Learning & the Whole University
The first of four sessions will focus on introducing participants to student-centered learning strategies and concepts. At the end of this session, participants will be able to define their roles in the holistic student experience at K-State, develop ideas to enhance student learning through assessments, and begin to form networks that bridge the curricular and co-curricular realms. Participants will also understand the differences between faculty-centered instruction and student-centered learning and ways to bring theory into practice.
Student-Centered Learning Outcomes
This session will focus on strategies to define student learning across curricular and co-curricular realms. At the end of this session, participants will be able to create and implement effective student learning outcomes, map outcomes to curricula and programming, and utilize resources to efficiently track student learning. Participants will also be exposed to best-practices in student learning outcomes and how they fit into the larger student-centered learning landscape.
Measuring Student Learning
Building from sessions I and II, this session will focus on measuring student learning. At the end of this session, participants will be able to develop plans to effectively measure student learning outcomes, implement strategies to ensure an efficient and encompassing measurement process that is integrated in their work, and utilize various techniques to ensure reliability of measurements. Participants will also discuss how their measures tie into program, department, college, and institution outcomes.
Continual Improvement of Student Learning
This final session focuses on using the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in sessions I through III to put student-centered learning concepts into practice. At the end of this session, participants will be able to utilize evidence to improve student learning within programs and curricula, enhance departmental/unit student learning improvement plans, and persuade others to incorporate a student-centered mindset. Particular emphasis will be placed on high-impact practices and utilizing multiple sources of evidence to continually improve student learning.