Assessment of Module Goals
Assessment options provided here are organized so they align with the goals of this module and the guiding principles of the GETSI program. Each assessment has a key or rubric by which they can be graded. Instructors should use assessments that best suit the learning goals of their own course, and the experiences of their students with this module, as well as the skills of students (e.g. writing a formal letter vs. providing bullet points with information). Assessments can also be modified for use in an exam or as an end-of-module assignment. Formative assessments are embedded in each unit of this module, as are alternative unit-level summative assessments.
- Interpret geodetic data in the context of monitoring volcanoes in order to assess geologic conditions without direct observations.
- Use geodetic data within the constraints of realistic data sets (e.g. incomplete, seemingly contradictory results) in order to forecast volcanic activity.
- Identify the risks and hazards associated with volcanoes
- Use evidence-based arguments to communicate that monitoring is an ongoing effort.
The details of the assessment questions and answers are provided in the instructor-only files below.
In summary they include:
- Geodetic data interpretation and application questions (Module Goals 1 & 2)
- Writing a news bulletin to explain the ongoing monitoring activities and "current" activity at a volcano (Module Goal 2)
- Writing a letter to a policy maker advocating for a volcanic monitoring plan at a volcano (Module Goal 3 & 4)
- Additional supporting resources
- Geodetic data came from the appropriate stations on the UNAVCO Network Monitoring page
- News Bulletin
- Bulletin template from New Zealand Geological Survey
- Resources for students to potentially use:
- USGS Fact Sheet describing the 2004-2005 dome growth (Acrobat (PDF) 5.2MB Aug7 18)
- Smithsonian GVN website
- Dzurisin et al., 2005 - article about the fall 2004 activity with geodetic data
- Archived USGS volcano alerts
- Letter to Policy Maker
- Smithsonian volcano institute website - has much information including MRI data