The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning (ATL) is pleased to offer an assignment design workshop this May, “Clearer Assignments Promote Better Student Work,” designed to assist instructors in designing and refining assignments to more effectively foster and assess student learning, while increasing possibilities for student success. A well-designed and transparent assignment can promote student learning by clarifying the purpose of the assignment for students, by decoding the tasks required to complete the assignment successfully, and specifying criteria for evaluation.

Transparent Assignment Design Workshop: Clearer Assignments Promote Better Student Work — May 11, 2018

In this half-day workshop, faculty will be introduced to the principles of transparent assignment design. Participants will explore common impediments to strong student performance on key assignments. In a collaborative workshop setting, faculty will share assignments in small groups and incorporate transparency principles into the design of their own assignments. Faculty will leave with improved assignments that better promote learning by all students. Open to all faculty and instructors at WSU. Teams welcome.

For more information, see the workshop flyer and Transparency in Assignment Design page.