Methods for Assessing Learning Goals

Methods for Assessing Learning Goals

About this workshop:

Have you ever wondered how to gauge the effectiveness of your course's learning objectives?

In this workshop, participants will consider how to pair different assessment methods with learning objectives of different levels. Special emphasis will be placed on selecting assessments that scaffold learning towards greater and more active modes of engagement.

About the Facilitators:

Eugenia Vasileiadou is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Chemistry Department. Her research focuses on the exploratory synthesis, thin film fabrication and structure-property characterization of halide perovskites for optoelectronic applications. At Northwestern, Eugenia has been a teaching assistant for several sequences of General Chemistry courses, including laboratory and recitation sections. She has completed the Teaching Certificate Program, and served as a workshop leader for the Northwestern Graduate Student Teaching Conference and the Chemistry Department-Orientation TA training. Additionally, she has been involved in outreach instruction of Hellenic culture and language. Eugenia is passionate about implementing learning-centered and inclusive teaching practices in STEM.

Keary Watts is a fifth-year candidate in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre & Drama program and is a Franke Graduate Fellow at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. His dissertation, “Strategic Re-deployment: the American Blackface Minstrel Tradition from 1965 – 2010” historicizes anti-racist uses of nineteenth-century blackface minstrel conventions by contemporary Black theatre artists. He develops the concept of “strategic re-deployment” to theorize how this artistic choice constitutes a legacy of derogatory representation even as it signifies on this legacy to realize alternative possibilities for understanding resistance politics and advancing social change. He has taught classes on research and scholarly writing, dramatic and performance theory, contemporary American theatre, and race and performance.