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Working Sessions on Learning Outcomes and Assessments

Upcoming faculty institutes fostering dialogue and focused on your interests and courses:

New Faculty Institute
Junior Faculty Course Design Institute
Faculty Institute for Diversity
Course Design Institute

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) offers hands-on workshops for faculty interested in discussing the assessment of student learning in their course or program. CTI staff members provide feedback and share best practices, materials, and resources in the areas of course design, learning outcomes and assessment.

Participants are encouraged to bring relevant materials (assessment plans, syllabi, curriculum, or course descriptions, etc.) to the workshops.

Working sessions for the upcoming year include:

  • General Assessment Workshops
  • Our Assessment Plan is Done, Now What? Implementing Program Assessment Plans
  • What do we do with the Data? Analyzing, Utilizing and Sharing the Assessment Data


The CTI can also provide individual consultations and customized department workshops for faculty on assessment and student learning. Please contact us at cornellcti@cornell.edu or 255-7224 if you would like to set up an appointment.

General Assessment Workshops

Participants can discuss any area of assessment at the course or program level, as well as at the undergraduate or graduate level. Topics will depend on participant interest, but can include: developing student learning outcomes, selecting appropriate measures, creating an assessment plan, collecting and analyzing data on student learning, developing rubrics, and writing an assessment report.

Our Assessment Plan is Done, Now What? Implementing Program Assessment Plans

Even after an assessment plan has been developed and approved, evaluating student learning remains a challenge. Topics will depend on participant interest, but can include: gathering and interpreting data on student learning, strategies for collecting samples of student work, and practical advice for writing an assessment report.

What do we do with the Data? Analyzing, Utilizing and Sharing the Assessment Data.

Assessment data is collected in order to make informed decisions about a program. This session addresses analyzing assessment data, implementing a process for utilizing the information gathered, and options for reporting on the data collected and the changes made.

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