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February 28, 2014

Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education rubric information sessions March 14

Submitted by Chris Urban

AAC&U VALUE Rubric Project

Sessions on using the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education, or VALUE, rubrics to improve assessments will be offered throughout Friday, March 14. Ashley Finley, senior director of assessment and research at the association and author of "Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment," will lead a variety of sessions for both those familiar with and new to the rubrics.

Cultural Competence with the Intercultural Knowledge and Global Learning VALUE Rubrics

  • 8—9:30 a.m., 106 Bluemont Hall
  • All are invited to this special session designed for College of Education faculty and staff.

Introduction to the VALUE Rubrics

  • 9:30—10:20 a.m. and 1:30—2:20 p.m., 401 Hale Library
  • Learn the basics of using the rubrics to assess student learning and improve learning both in the classroom and at the program level will be covered.

Using the Oral Communication, Written Communication and Critical Thinking VALUE Rubrics

  • 10:30—11:20 a.m. and 2:30—3:20 p.m., 401 Hale Library
  • Participants will go in-depth to understand how to implement the oral communication, written communication, and critical thinking VALUE rubrics. This session is encouraged for participants in the VALUE Rubric pilot project.

Brown Bag Session

  • Noon to 1 p.m., 401 Hale Library
  • Bring your questions and your lunch to learn about the association's VALUE Rubrics.

Attendance Information
Sponsored by the office of assessment, sessions are free and open to all K-State faculty and staff-no registration required. Find more information, including links to all 16 VALUE rubrics.

About the VALUE Rubrics: As part of the Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education project, or VALUE, teams of faculty and other academic and student affairs professionals developed rubrics for sixteen of the Association of American Colleges and Universities Essential Learning Outcomes, creating this set of 16 rubrics for use in any institutional context. The VALUE rubrics emerged from analysis and synthesis of existing campus rubrics, organizational statements on outcomes, input from experts in the respective fields, and faculty feedback from campuses.

Each rubric contains the most common and broadly shared criteria or core characteristics considered critical for judging the quality of student work in that outcome area. Thus, the VALUE rubrics reflect faculty expectations for essential learning across the nation, regardless of institution type, size, location or mission.