Queen's Learning Outcomes Assessment

Learning Outcomes Project
Learning Outcomes Project

Research

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Frank, B., Simper, N., Cai, B., Salem, D., Kaupp, J., & Lindley-Peart, M. (2018). Enhancing Development of  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Competencies by Continuous Improvement Processes. Canadian Public Policy, 44(S1), S56–S72.

Simper, N., Gauthier, L., & Scott, J. (2018). Student learning in the workplace: The Learning Evaluation and Reflection Narrative (LEARN) framework. Journal of Workplace Learning, 30(8), 658–671.

Simper, N., Frank, B., Kaupp, J., Mulligan, N., & Scott, J. (2018). Comparison of Standardized Assessment Methods: Logistics, Costs, Incentives and Use of Data. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, (ahead of print), 1–16.

Simper, N., Frank, B., Scott, J., & Kaupp, J. (2018). Learning Outcomes Assessment and Program Improvement at Queen’s University (pp. 1–53). Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Simper, N. (2018). Rubric authoring tool for supporting the development and assessment of cognitive skills in higher educationTeaching and Learning Inquiry, 6 (1), 10-24. 

Frank, B., Simper, N. & Kaupp, J. (2017). Formative feedback and scaffolding for developing complex problem solving and modelling outcomes. European Journal of Engineering Education, 43 (4), 552-568.

Britton, E., Simper, N., Leger, A., & Stephenson J. (2017). Assessing Teamwork in Undergraduate Education: A measurement tool to evaluate individual teamwork skillsAssessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 43 (3), 378–397

Simper, N., Kaupp, J., Frank, B., & Scott, J. (2016). Development of the Transferable Learning Orientations (TLO) Tool: Providing metacognitive opportunities, and meaningful feedback for students and instructorsAssessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 41 (8), 1159–1175.

Reports

Simper, N., Frank, B., Scott, J., & Kaupp, J. (2018). Learning Outcomes Assessment and Program Improvement at Queen’s University (pp. 1–53). Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Conference Papers:

Simper, N. Mulligan, N. and Frank, B. (2018) Network-based Approach to Assessment of Cognitive Skills. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Meeting, June 3-6, 2018. Vancouver, Canada, (pp. 1-6).

Mulligan, R., Simper, N. Mulligan, N. (2018) An Engineering Design Course to Develop and Assess Critical Thinking and Problem Solving. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Meeting, June 3-6, 2018. Vancouver, Canada, (pp. 1-7).

Simper, N., Frank, B., Kaupp, J., & Mulligan, N. (2017). Using the CLA+ to Track Development of Cognitive Skills from First to Third Year: Accessibility and Factors for Success. In Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association Annual Meeting (pp. 1–6).

Frank, B., Kaupp, J., & Simper, N. (2016) How we know they’re learning: Comparing approaches to longitudinal assessment of transferable learning outcomesProceedings of the 2016 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA: ASEE Conferences, (pp. 1–14).

Frank, B., Kaupp, J., Simper, N., & Scott, J. (2015). Multi-method Longitudinal Assessment of Transferable Intellectual Learning OutcomesProceedings of the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education Conference and Exposition. Seattle, ME, 26, (pp. 1-15).

Frank, B., Kaupp, J., & Simper, N. (2014). Triangulated Authentic Assessment in the HEQCO Learning Outcomes Assessment Consortium. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association 2014 Annual Meeting. Canmore, BC, Canada, (pp. 1-6)

Book Chapter:

Scott, J., Frank, B., Simper, N., (2018). Ten Recommendations for Undertaking Institutional Assessment. In Driving Academic Quality: Lessons from Ontario’s Skills Assessment Projects. Weingarten, H. (Ed.)Toronto, Canada. Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario

Conference presentations:

Simper N., Scott, J., Frank, B. (2018, Oct). Network approach to assessment redesign . The 15th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Bergen, Norway

Simper N., Scott, J., Frank, B. (2018, Oct). Learning Outcomes Assessment: Informing course improvements. The 15th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Bergen, Norway

Simper N., Hutchings, P., (2017, Oct). Raising the Bar on Assessment and Rubric Design. The 14th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. AL, Canada

Scott, J. & Simper, N. (2016, October). Queen's Learning Outcomes Assessment Project: Tracking student achievement and comparing utility of tools. Learning Outcomes: Evolution of Assessment, ON, Canada

Simper, N. & Scott, J. (2016, October). Online Rubric Builder- "BASICS", a starting point for assessment of cognitive skills. Learning Outcomes: Evolution of Assessment, ON, Canada

Scott, J. & Simper, N. (2016, October). Learning Evaluation and Reflection Narrative (LEARN)- Student’s articulating their workplace learning. The 13th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. LA, USA

Simper N. & Gauthier, L. (2016, October). Learning Evaluation and Reflection Narrative (LEARN)- Student’s articulating their workplace learning. The 13th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. LA, USA

Simper, N., Leger, A. (2016, June). “BASICS” for Alignment of Teaching and Assessing Cognitive Skills. 36th Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, ON, Canada.

Scott, J., Ravenscroft, B., & Simper, N. (2015, October). Leadership and Change Strategies in Teaching and Learning. The 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. VIC, Australia

Simper, N., Scott, J., Ravenscroft, B. (2015, October). Rubric Development Framework for Assessing Essential Learning Outcomes. The 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. VIC, Australia

Simper, N., & Scott, J. (2014, February). Meta-cognition- How Do You Assess That? Professional Skill Building for Lifelong Learners. 2015 Educational Developers Caucus. MB, Canada

Frank, B., Kaupp, J., Simper, N., & Scott, J. (2014, October). Assessing Transferable Learning Outcomes. 2014 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis

Simper, N., Kaupp, J., Frank, B., & Scott, J. (2014, October). Assessing Cognitive Skills: Critical Thinking. Council of Ontario Universities Symposium on Learning Outcomes: A Toolkit for Assessment. Toronto, ON, Canada

Frank, B., Scott, J., Simper, N., & Kaupp, J. (2014, July). Transferable Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate Education. 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kingston ON, Canada.

Simper, N., & Kaupp, J. (2014, July). Measuring Learning Dispositions. 34th Annual Conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kingston ON, Canada.

Press Articles

Gaudreau, P. (2018, October 30). The measure of a student.

Harrison, B. (2018, October 30). Learning Outcomes Assessment and Program Improvement at Queen’s University - Bay View Alliance.

Jeffrey, P. (2017, November 10). Learning Outcomes Assessment project sharing results.

Jeffrey, P. (2018, February 28). Learning Outcomes Assessment project into new phase.

Assessment:

Guide to the assessment design decisions framework

Association of American Universities and Colleges Publications

HEIghten Outcomes Assessment

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes Handbook (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario)

Developing Effective Learning Outcomes: A Practical Guide

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