Teaching and Assessment
Assessment activities and results offer opportunities for faculty to think about student learning in the curriculum and about ways to design and teach their classes to more effectively advance program-level learning outcomes. Ongoing improvement of courses and instruction helps deepen student learning in an intentional curriculum. Thus, teaching and assessment are linked in on-the-ground practice.
Together, effective instruction in well-designed courses and assignments facilitate student learning; this in turn better positions programs to collect valid assessment data about student achievement and to maintain a strong curriculum.
ATL Teaching Resources
The following resources are provided to support instruction that promotes student learning. ATL also provides resources for faculty on particular aspects of designing and refining assignments to more effectively foster and assess student learning; see Assignment Design Resources for more information.
ATL has co-sponsored the following professional development events with invited speakers. Click on the links below for the PowerPoint presentations and other resources related to these visits.
- Syllabus Design Workshops with Dr. Anna Plemons and Amy Nusbaum (May 2019)
- Designing Senior-level Culminating Assignments Workshop with Dr. Pat Hutchings (May 2016)
- Active Learning in Large Classes Keynote and Workshops with Dr. Diane O’Dowd (February 2012)
Looking for ways that assessment can support your teaching, core courses or program? Contact us with your questions.
WSU Teaching Resources
- Course Planning and Syllabus Guidelines: WSU policies and recommendations for undergraduate and graduate course planning and syllabi
- WSU Teaching Academy: Offers several individual services for the Washington State University teaching community
- College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Teaching Academy: Hosts workshops and events, often open to all WSU faculty
- Learning Innovations: Academic Outreach and Innovations (AOI) provides a number of resources for technology-enhanced instruction
- teach.wsu.edu: Information and opportunities related to teaching at WSU, including information on developing and adopting Open Educational Resources
- Writing Program: Support for faculty who design and grade writing assignments
- CLASP: The Critical Literacies Achievement and Success Program includes faculty development programs and workshops
- Graduate School: Resources for Teaching Assistants
Other Good Practice Resources
- Faculty Focus
Online journal with short articles related to college teaching
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw University: Teaching Journals Directory
General or interdisciplinary journals on teaching, discipline-specific journals on teaching, teaching with technology journals, and journals addressing general issues in higher education