November Authors Meeting Agenda

Jump down to: Monday AM | Monday PM | Tuesday AM | Tuesday PM Assessment Team Agenda
Materials in Progress

November 9-11, 2014
Carleton College

Before Meeting

Meeting Goals

  • Meet and get to know your team
  • As a team, collectively sketch out your module/course: Develop a common and specific vision of your module/course and document it in the overview page of your workspace
  • Explore the materials development process: Become comfortable in the CMS and establish a working relationship with your team lead, webteam liaison and assessment consultant
  • Become familiar with the assessment data collection process
  • Create a workplan, timeline, and communications plan for completing the module/course

November 9, Sunday

*All workshop activities will take place at the Carleton College Weitz Center , Larson Room 236 and adjacent areas

5:00 PM Welcome Larson Room 236

6:00 PM Catered dinner with cash-only bar

7:15 PM Opening Remarks - Cathy Manduca

7:30 PM Quick picture of a module: Overview Presentation (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.1MB Jun14 15) - David McConnell

  • Discuss how a module or course relates to the rubric
  • Plan and outcomes for the meeting - Meet Checkpoint 1, action plans, communication plans, and timeline
  • Discussion

November 10, Monday

Courtesy breakfast - Country Inn of Northfield

8:30 AM Introduction to the guiding principles as part of rubric (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.6MB Nov6 14) - Dave Gosselin

9:00 AM Plenary: Introduction to course-/module-level learning outcomes (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 776kB Nov7 14)- Karen Viskupic

10:00 AM Introduction to using the CMS (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 236kB Nov7 14) - Sean Fox

10:15 AM Small groups discuss strategies for addressing the guiding principles in their course or module and work on module/course-level learning outcomes

  • Discuss as individual module/course teams, develop plan on reporting page and checkpoint 1 workpages
  • Materials in Progress - lists links to all course and module pages

10:45 AM Break

11:00 AM Continue working in groups

12:00 PM Working lunch at the Language/Dining Hall on campus - work on module/course-level learning outcomes

1:00 PM Full-group report out of learning outcomes

1:30 PM Plenary: Learning Objectives and Assessments (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 696kB Nov9 14) - Stuart Birnbaum

2:00 PM Assessment Strategies (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 549kB Nov10 14): Guided and structured work time - David McConnell

In module/course groups to develop learning outcomes and assessments - assessment consultants work with groups. Bloom's Taxonomy handout Bloom's Taxonomy Exercise (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 3MB Nov10 14)

3:30 PM Break

3:45 PM Introduction to instructional strategies (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 549kB Nov10 14) (including metacognition - Note: these presentation slides follow from the ones above) - David McConnell

4:30 PM Work time to discuss instructional strategies

5:30 PM Roadcheck
Optional, but encouraged (and really helpful to us!): Test out the systems thinking essay

6:30 PM Dinner in Northfield

November 11, Tuesday

Courtesy breakfast - Country Inn of Northfield

8:30 AM Plenary: Presentation of the development process and general timeline - Ellen Iverson and Cathy Manduca

9:00-10:15 AM Work in teams to record the following information into the CMS:

  • Timeline for reaching checkpoints
  • Communication plan for working remotely with your team
  • Complete description/outline and goals
  • Contact and piloting information
  • Complete how course/module addresses guiding principles
  • Materials in Progress

10:15 AM Break

11:15 AM Plenary: Testing Process and Data Collection (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 2.5MB Jun16 15) (GLE, Attitude, IRB, etc.) - Ellen Iverson and Kristin O'Connell

12:00 PM Lunch at the Language/Dining Hall on campus

1:00 PM Plenary and Closing Remarks: Why are we doing this again? - John Taber, David McConnell, David Gosselin, and Cathy Manduca
Why are we doing this? (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 911kB Nov11 14)

2:00 PM Work time in module/course groups to discuss aligning learning outcomes, assessments, and rubrics

  • Complete a unit/activity overview, if desired
  • Develop a common vision for rubrics within your team
  • We will have a webinar on rubrics later in the year

5:30 PM Workshop evaluation

6:30 PM Optional dinner