Looking at Learning Objectively
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Looking at Learning Objectively

A workshop by Dr. Stephen Zerwas
Director, Office of Academic Assessment, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Friday, March 23, 2007
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sky Room, Holmes Student Center


This workshop by Dr. Zerwas will focus on the development of student learning objectives at both the course and program level. The workshop will include both presentation and hands-on application on the principles of developing student learning objectives and the link between student learning outcomes and course-embedded assessment activities. Dr. Zerwas will also give a brief demonstration of The Objective Builder, as well as permission for workshop participants to use the tool free-of-charge for 90 days.

All teaching faculty and staff, program coordinators and department chairs interested in improving development of student learning objectives and assessment in their courses, programs and departments will find this workshop beneficial. Tentative schedule of the workshop is as follows:

Workshop Outline:

Morning (8:00 am - 12:00 pm) Afternoon (1:15 pm - 4:30 pm)
8:00 am
Check-in and Refreshments
1:15 pm
Using objectives to build assessments of student learning outcomes
8:30 am
Introduction, Warm-up: What do you hope to take from this workshop?
2:30 pm
9:00 am
Objectives 101
2:45 pm
What do I do when my assessments of student learning outcomes don't work?
10:30 am
3:30 pm
Wrap up and Questions
10:45 am
Using objectives to improve learning
4:00 pm
Closing, Certificate Presentation and Workshop Evaluation
12:00 pm

About Stephen Zerwas:

Dr. Stephen Zerwas Dr. Zerwas has over 20 years of experience as a faculty member and in student affairs. He is the author of The Objective Builder, a computer application that facilitates the writing of measurable learning objectives. Dr. Zerwas has made numerous national presentations on student learning development including pre-conference workshops at The Commission on Colleges-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools –Annual Meeting and the ACPA Annual National Convention.

Registration Information:

This workshop is open only to faculty and teaching staff (not TA/GA/RAs). Registered participants will receive workshop materials, refreshments, lunch, and a certificate of participation. Advanced registration is required. Register online by completing the registration form below. Please contact the Center if you do not receive a response or an email confirmation of your registration within two working days after submitting your registration. 

Due to the expensive nature of this workshop, limited seats available, and the need for advanced arrangements for food and materials, we request that you register by the deadline and attend the entire workshop. If you register and are unable to attend, please notify the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center by Monday, March 19, 2007 at the latest, so that someone on the waiting list can be accommodated.

Sponsored by Assessment Services and Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 9, 2007
Please complete the form below to register.

Faculty/Staff Registration Form

Registration is closed for this program.


Last Updated: 07/09/2014