Advancing on Academic Alignments
Tuesday December 7 & Wednesday December 8, 2021
Cyclical review teams are invited to join this December CPR retreat as a group. The retreat will be participatory and hands-on, enabling groups to make advancements on Section 4 of their self-study: Program Academic Alignments. By the end of the retreat, groups will be able to:
- Articulate a revised set of program learning outcomes and align them to degree level expectations
- Describe how the teaching and learning activities align with and demonstrate achievement of the Program-level learning outcomes
- Describe how the methods of assessment align with and demonstrate achievement of the program learning outcomes
The work resulting from the retreat will be draft and in need of further community input. Participating groups will leave the retreat with clarity on how to garner this input from a range of stakeholders, including faculty instructors, students, staff, and alumni, where appropriate.
The Ideal Graduate: Articulating Program Learning Outcomes
December Retreat, Day 1 morning
What knowledge, skills, and values do students demonstrate as graduates of your program? By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to devise/revise program level learning outcomes to effectively communicate the value of the program to external reviewers, current, and prospective students. Working at the course level? This session will apply similar thinking at the course level.
Highlighting Connections between Program Learning Outcomes and Course-Based Learning
December Retreat, Day 1 afternoon
By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to consider the bi-directional connections between the academic program and course-based learning, and devise strategies for highlighting when, where, and how students progress on their learning. Working at the course level? This session will encourage thinking on course design as connected to program outcomes.
Capturing Teaching, Learning, and Assessments across the Academic Program
December Retreat, Day 2 morning
By the end of this session, participants will be equipped to devise strategies for documenting and highlighting the ways in which instructional strategies, student activities, and assessment of learning serve to affirm program goals. Working at the course level? This session will encourage thinking on course design as connected to program outcomes.
December Retreat, Day 2 afternoon
Consult one-on-one with retreat facilitators to advance conversations on your program’s CPR process, get additional clarity on the work completed during the retreat, and check-in on next steps.