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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Capstone Assignment Design

Designing Senior-level Culminating Assignments that Help Students Integrate their Learning

2016 Faculty Workshop with Dr. Patricia Hutchings

About Patricia Hutchings

Dr. Patricia Hutchings is a senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Her work has focused on a variety of strategies for creating a campus culture of teaching and learning: the scholarship of teaching and learning, integrative learning, the peer collaboration and review of teaching, and student learning outcomes assessment. Recent publications include The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reconsidered: Institutional Integration and Impact, co-authored with Mary Taylor Huber and Anthony Ciccone (2011); and, as part of the NILOA team, Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015).

Previously, Hutchings was with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as senior scholar and vice president, working closely with a wide range of programs and research initiatives, including the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Hutchings received her doctorate in English from the University of Iowa and was a senior staff member at the American Association for Higher Education from 1987 to 1997.



Pat Hutchings.