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The practice of assessment underscores a question that is already a fundamental condition of teaching and learning at Georgetown: How do we know our students are learning in the ways we hope and expect? Assessment provides a framework that helps us discover methods for improving the ways we articulate the goals we set for our students and ourselves, as well as the transparent ways we discover and share knowledge about how well we’re meeting these goals. The process grows out of our values and our commitment to teaching and learning, and we are guided by questions we personally and professionally deem important. Assessment can make our teaching come alive for both our students and ourselves.

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  1. Daryl Nardick says:

    The Assessment Portal is intended to be a repository of fundamental resources designed to help you to assess your students’ learning at the course and program level. As you look though the site, you will find examples of both course and program level assessment methods practiced here at Georgetown and elsewhere.

    We hope you will find this resource useful as you pursue your own assessment efforts. (Perhaps sign this — Randy? — with the letter from Jim.)

  2. Daryl Nardick says:

    Need a letter from the Provost (Randy?) that is similar in context to Cornell’s page.
    I think the letter, rather than the site, needs to mention Middle States to defray faculty’s concern that the reason for the emphasis on assessment now is because of Middle States.

  3. Mindy McWilliams says:

    I’m not sold on using that particular quote from Barbara Walvoord on the main page. To me, it is a bit too general a statement and doesn’t get to the heart of the matter of assessment in this context, which is assessing student learning. Also, am thinking now, many people will not know who she is, so maybe provide that context somehow, or link from her name to our TLISI post from her presentation or something. Lastly, sadly, 2008 is now seeming like a long time ago, so it would be nice to have something more current.

    • Leanne McWatters says:

      Will ask Daryl about this. I know there was another quote we had been thinking about using instead.

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