PKAL Sessions at the 2010 AAC&U Annual Meeting

A Kaleidoscope of Perspectives on Student Learning Goals ā€“ STEM & Beyond?

This session examined contemporary goals for assessing student learning in STEM disciplines using a variety of tools, from analysis of NSSE data to AAC&Uā€™s VALUE Project rubrics. A panel outlined the key issues, setting the stage for an at-the-table discussion that further explores the kaleidoscopic perspectives presented for setting student learning goals in STEM fields and designing, implementing and assessing programs that serve those learning goals.

Facilitator: Susan Elrod, Director of Project Kaleidoscope; Presenters: Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University Bloomington; Jim Swartz, Dack Professor of Chemistry, Director Center for Science and the Liberal Arts, Grinnell College; Charles Blaich, Director of Inquiries, Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts, Wabash College; Ashley Finley, Director of Assessment for Learning, AAC&U