Workshops and Events

Spring 2015 General Education and Assessment Conference

Please join Provost David Silva, the members of the university’s general education committee and the members of the university-wide assessment advisory committee on May 20, 2015 to discuss the opportunities, challenges and rewards of the university’s year-old General Education curriculum

Linda Suskie, author of Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide and of Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability, is the keynote speaker.  She will offer her insights and thoughts on how to effectively assess general education to improve the faculty and student experience in and out of the general education classroom.

The day will proceed with a selection of panels, round table discussions, and presentations looking at various aspects of the faculty, staff and student experience of the first year of the General Education curriculum and exploring ways in which the implementation of the curriculum might be improved as the curriculum develops.

Provost Silva will spend the day listening to the discussions. He will make his first formal public remarks to the university faculty, staff and administrators in a plenary session and open forum session to conclude the day’s activities.

Breakfast, lunch, and an end-of-the day reception will be provided.  To register please complete this surveymonkey.


Check-in at the Ellison Campus Center
8-8:50 am, breakfast
9-10 am, keynote
10:15 am-12:45 pm, pre-lunch sessions
1-1:45 pm, lunch
2-3 pm, remarks by and open forum with the provost


Fall 2013 Assessment Workshop

The Fall 2013 Assessment Workshop was held after the first annual Collaboration Day. The workshop provided an opportunity for faculty to explore using LEAP rubrics and in particular focused on Utilizing Backwards Design [PPT]

Fall 2012 Syllabus Workshop

Syllabus Workshop Agenda - Faculty Orientation, August 2012 [Word doc]
Course Information Policy - Fall 2012 [PDF]

Sample Syllabi: