Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation

Posted by Association of American Colleges and Universities on April 3, 2017

Please join our upcoming webinar, Beyond the “A” Word: Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation on Monday, April 17 at 2:00 pm.

The Association of American Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce a new webinar series that will highlight work being done at colleges and universities around the country to address challenges and identify best practices for enhancing the teaching and learning experience.

Beyond the ā€œAā€ Word will reshape the narrative around assessment and examine assessment that empowers faculty to take risks with pedagogical innovation. This webinar will provide practical techniques, strategies, and case studies that demonstrate an approach to assessing student learning that promotes innovation and enables creative practices for marrying teaching and learning with authentic assessment. Panelists will offer unique perspectives on how to engage faculty and students in the assessment process in meaningful ways, and outline their experiences across a wide range of institution types, learning environments, and disciplines.

The webinar will highlight AAC&Uā€™s recent report, On Solid Ground, which outlines the first two years of data collection for the VALUE initiative, a nationwide project that examines direct evidence of student learning. Panelists will lead a robust discussion of how the VALUE initiative and resources can empower and support faculty to embrace imperfection and take risks by experimenting with pedagogical innovations on their campuses.

There will be time for Q&A at the end of the webinar. Please feel free to send questions in advance to Ross Berry at

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