Measuring Complex Domains at LACOL2018

Session: Measuring Complex Domains for the Liberal Arts (Inclusive Pedagogies)
Date/Time: Thursday, May 31, 1:30-2:15PM
Location: Weitz 235
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Lead Presenters:
   Kristen Eshleman, Director of Digital Innovation, Davidson College
   Brent Maher, Director of Academic Assessment, Davidson College
   Annie Sadler, Instructional Design Fellow, Davidson College
   Paul Youngman, Prof. of German, Chair, Digital Humanities, Washington & Lee University

WATCH!  Intro video (15 min)

Innovations in assessment can directly address a key challenge for our institutions – demonstrating our value in a time of increasing skepticism about the liberal arts.

On April 27, Davidson College and Washington & Lee University hosted a LACOL workshop to explore an assessment tool and method called  Sensemaker that has the potential to manage and account for the complex domains of learning.  Pursuing a research design as a network of allied liberal arts institutions provides evidence at scale while building capacity for experimentation and innovation at each of our institutions. This session will explore the key ideas and next steps for this initiative.