Teaching Excellence Workshop:
Learning Outcomes Assessment
Faculty Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Carolina
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
January 28, 2009
After you have determined learning outcomes for your courses, what’s the next step? Learning outcomes have maximum value when combined with specific measureable methods of assessing student learning. For example, each learning outcome in a syllabus should relate to an item to be evaluated (e.g. test 20%, project 40%, etc.). Then each item should have an assessment method. This session highlights the breadth and scope of assessment practices that may be used to objectively measure learning.
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About the Presenter
Jed Lyons is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. His research on materials science and on engineering education has generated more than $6M in funding and been disseminated by over 50 articles and 70 presentations. His honors include the receipt of the Joseph M. Bedenbach Distinguished Service award (2006), Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award (2004), and Michael J. Mungo Teaching Award (2003). His passion is developing active learning experiences for learners of all ages.