• 1.Measuring College Learning in Art History: At the College Art Association

    In 2017, the Measuring College Learning panel in Art History convened to lay the groundwork for establishing a framework of essential concepts, competencies, and potential avenues for an assessment tool in the introductory course in Art History. The panel, composed with the help of the College Art Association (CAA), will be featured in a session at the CAA's 2018 Annual Conference. The session is designed as an opportunity to share this draft document with CAA members, solicit feedback and suggestions, and respond to questions from the community.

    Date
    , 2:00pm –
    Location
    Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 511A
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Measuring College Learning in Art History: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    On July 21, 2017 the Measuring College Learning panel in Art History convened for the first time. With the help of the College Arts Association, the meeting organized eight experts, including artists, freelance art historians, and faculty from across the nation, in order to lay the groundwork for establishing a framework of essential concepts, competencies, and potential avenues for an assessment tool.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.Measuring College Learning in American Government: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    On May 22, 2017 the Measuring College Learning panel in American Government convened for the first time. The meeting organized eight experts, including faculty from across the nation and representatives of the American Political Science Association, in order to lay the groundwork for establishing a framework of essential concepts, competencies, and potential avenues for an assessment tool.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.Measuring College Learning in Public Speaking: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    On May 11, 2017 the Measuring College Learning panel in Public Speaking convened for the first time. This was the first MCL panel to discuss not just field-, but course-specific learning outcomes and assessment for undergraduates. The meeting organized nine experts, including faculty from across the nation and representatives of the National Communication Association, in order to lay the groundwork for establishing a framework of essential concepts, competencies, and potential avenues for an assessment tool.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.MCL-CALOHEE Summit

    In September 2016, MCL held a summit with a parallel European Union project, CALOHEE (Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe), which has begun developing EU-wide assessment frameworks in Civil Engineering, Nursing, History, Physics, and Education. The meeting was held in New York City, with support from the Lumina Foundation, to share lessons learned across the two initiatives and discuss potential avenues for future collaboration.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 6.Measuring College Learning Project Summit

    On September 25, 2015, the Education Research Program of the Social Science Research Council brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to reflect on the first two years of the Measuring College Learning (MCL) project.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    American Sociological Association, Washington, DC
    Program
    Education Research Program
    Meetings & Events
  • 7.Measuring College Learning in History: Continuing the Conversation

    On March 13-14, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in History panel, a group of ten historians from across the country, gathered to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in undergraduate history education. On March 13-14, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in History panel, a group of ten historians from across the country, gathered to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in undergraduate history education. In addition to discussing the essential skills, concepts, and habits of mind that history students should develop in college, the group engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about the future of assessment in history. To aide in this brainstorming process, the historians were joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service, the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, and the Stanford History Education Group. The meeting also served as a workshop for the Measuring College Learning in History white paper, which will be published in early 2016.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 8.Measuring College Learning in Biology: Continuing the Conversation

    On March 6-7, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in Biology panel convened for a second time to discuss learning outcomes and assessment for undergraduates in their field. On March 6-7, 2015 the Measuring College Learning in Biology panel convened for a second time to discuss learning outcomes and assessment for undergraduates in their field. The meeting offered an opportunity to discuss undergraduate education in the field as a whole, and to think about ways to ensure that today’s biology students gain the skills and conceptual understandings they need to be lifelong learners in a rapidly changing field. The meeting also generated feedback and new insights for the Measuring College Learning in Biology white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The group was joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, who offered further insight into best practices and innovations related to articulating and assessing field-specific learning outcomes.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 9.Measuring College Learning in Economics: Continuing the Conversation

    On February 6-7, 2015 a group of ten economists convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals for economics undergraduates. On February 6-7, 2015 a group of ten economists convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals for economics undergraduates. In addition to evaluating student learning outcomes (SLOs) and assessment opportunities, the group workshopped the Measuring College Learning in Economics white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The meeting ranged from specific critiques and planning for next steps, to a more philosophical discussion about the risks and opportunities presented by various assessment strategies. The economists were joined by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, who offered further insights into ways to articulate and assess student learning outcomes.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.Measuring College Learning in Business: Continuing the Conversation

    On January 5-6, 2015 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Business panel, a group of sixteen experts in business education, was brought together for a second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment. On January 5-6, 2015 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Business panel, a group of sixteen experts in business education, was brought together for a second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment. Building on the discussion from an earlier meeting in the spring of 2014, the group engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about the essential knowledge and skills they expect business undergraduates to acquire over the course of their college careers. They also offered feedback on an initial draft of the Measuring College Learning in Business white paper, which will be published in early 2016. Aided by representatives from the Educational Testing Service and the Institute for Evidence-Based Change, the group discussed best practices and future directions for assessing student learning in undergraduate business programs.

    Date
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.Measuring College Learning in Sociology: Continuing the Conversation

    On November 7, 2014 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Sociology panel, a group of eleven faculty members from across the country, convened for the second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in sociology. On November 7, 2014 the SSRC’s Measuring College Learning in Sociology panel, a group of eleven faculty members from across the country, convened for the second time to discuss teaching, learning, and assessment in sociology. A portion of the meeting was dedicated to reviewing a draft of the Measuring College Learning in Sociology white paper, which will be published in early 2016. The group also discussed the various ways in which sociological learning might be assessed at the classroom and program level, evaluating the benefits and tradeoffs of each method.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 12.Measuring College Learning in Communication: Continuing the Conversation

    On October 17, 2014 a group of eleven communication scholars convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals and assessment in undergraduate communication education. On October 17, 2014 a group of eleven communication scholars convened, for the second time, to discuss learning goals and assessment in undergraduate communication education. In addition to reviewing the learning outcomes articulated in a draft of the Measuring College Learning in Communication white paper, which will be published in early 2016, the group engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about the future of assessment in communication.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.Measuring College Learning in Business: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of business faculty to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in business.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 14.Measuring College Learning in Economics: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of economists to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in economics.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 15.Measuring College Learning in Sociology: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of sociologists to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of sociology.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 16.Measuring College Learning in Biology: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of biologists to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of biology.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 17.Measuring College Learning in Communication: An Initial Conversation with Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of communication scholars to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of communication.

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events
  • 18.Measuring College Learning in History: An Initial Conversation With Faculty

    The SSRC’s Education Research Program convened a group of historians to discuss ways to define and measure student learning outcomes in the field of history.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Social Science Research Council
    Program
    Measuring College Learning Project
    Meetings & Events