Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

Instruments & Tools

Assessment

  • 2002 PKAL Summer Institute:
    Assessing the impact of research
    (During small group discussions in a plenary session, institute participants identified specific approaches to assessing if/how students achieve goals established for an undergraduate research experience, particularly those goals directed toward exposing students to the process by which scientists explore, discover and communicate knowledge.)

  • PKAL F21 reports and perspectives:
    Becoming learners in the assessment community
    – Maureen Scharberg, Associate Professor of Chemistry- San Jose State University
    This is the story of a faculty member that developed her own assessment materials while teaching an introductory chemistry course. She had the impression that students were learning something in her course, but she wanted to confirm her hunch with quantitative and qualitative data.