Resources

The assessment resources collected here are limited to those thought to be of interest specifically to instructors at LSC.

Instructors desiring assistance with any aspect of teaching, learning, and assessment are encouraged to contact one of the following individuals:

Kelli Hallsten, Coordinator
Center for Teaching and Learning
Office: E2330 (Center for Faculty Innovation)
Phone: 733-5957
k.hallsten@lsc.edu

Kent Richards
Academic Assessment Coordinator
Office: E2330 (Center for Faculty Innovation)
Phone: 733-5969
k.richards@lsc.edu

  • Primers

    Primers

    Looking for basic information on assessment? Try one of the following:

    Primer on Assessment at LSC (dated but still accurate and relevant)

    What New Faculty Need to Know About Assessment

    Primer on Rubrics

  • Curriculum Forms

    Curriculum Forms

    All curriculum changes, including proposals for new courses or to change the official course outline for existing ones, must be approved by the Academic Affairs and Standards Committee (AASC).

    Generally, proposals for curriculum changes must first be reviewed and approved by the appropriate division curriculum committee. Proposals then proceed to the Lake Superior College Faculty Association for review and approval. Finally, they must be reviewed and approved by AASC.

    All proposals must be submitted on the official curriculum forms.

    Curriculum Forms

    Questions regarding curriculum matters should be addressed to Betsy Ingrim-Diver, Chair, AASC, or the appropriate academic dean.

  • Assessment Library

    Assessment Library

    The following titles are available in the LSC Assessment Library:

    A Road Map for Improvement of Student Learning and Support Services through Assessment, James O. Nichols

    Assessing General Education Programs, Mary J. Allen

    Assessing Student Learning – A Common Sense Guide, Linda Suskie

    Assessing Student Performance – Exploring the Purpose and Limits of Testing, Grant P. Wiggins

    Assessment Clear and Simple – A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education, Barbara E. Walvoord

    Assessment Essentials – Planning, Implementing, and Improving Assessment in Higher Education, Catherine A. Palomba

    Assessment in Student Affairs – A Guide for Practitioners, M. Lee Upcraft

    Assessment Practice in Student Affairs – An Applications Manual, John H. Schuh

    Classroom Assessment Techniques – A Handbook for College Teachers, Angelo and Cross

    Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula – A Practical Guide, Robert M. Diamond

    Introduction to Rubrics, Dannelle D. Stevens

    Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses – Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning, Mary E. Huba and Jann E. Freed

    Putting Students First – How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully, Larry A. Braskamp

    Teaching First-Year College Students, Bette L. Erickson

    To inspect or borrow any of these books, contact Kent Richards.

  • Bloom's Taxonomy

    Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives

    Bloom’s taxonomy includes three domains: Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor. The Cognitive domain is divided into six categories:

      • Knowledge
      • Comprehension
      • Application
      • Analysis
      • Synthesis
      • Evaluation

    [The categories are listed here in ascending order from top to bottom. Thus, knowledge is required before comprehension is possible, application cannot occur until comprehension is achieved, etc.]

    More information: http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/bloom.html

  • Verb List

    Verb List

    Here is a list of verbs for use in writing learning outcomes:

    Analyze
    Appraise
    Arrange
    Assemble
    Assess

    Calculate
    Categorize
    Classify
    Collect
    Combine
    Compare
    Compose
    Conclude
    Construct
    Contrast
    Coordinate
    Create
    Criticize

    Debate
    Decide
    Deconstruct
    Deduce
    Design
    Describe
    Detect
    Determine
    Devise
    Diagram
    Discover
    Discriminate
    Dissect
    Distinguish

    Estimate
    Evaluate
    Examine
    Experiment
    Explain

    Focus
    Formulate

    Generate

    Hypothesize

    Identify

    Illustrate
    Imagine
    Improve
    Induce
    Infer
    Inspect
    Interpret
    Invent
    Inventory
    Investigate

    Judge
    Justify

    Manage
    Measure
    Modify
    Monitor

    Organize
    Outline

    Plan
    Perform
    Prepare
    Predict
    Present
    Pretend
    Produce
    Propose

    Question

    Rate
    Rearrange
    Recommend
    Relate
    Revise

    Score
    Select
    Separate
    Set up
    Solve
    Structure
    Summarize
    Support
    Survey

    Test

    Verify
    Value

  • Links

    Links

    (all old links)

    Online Course Peer Review Blog – Promoting Online Course Quality at Lake Superior College (by Susan Brashaw)

    eLumen Achievement System

    BarryDahl dot com – Innovations in EdTech

    Desire2Blog – Barry Dahl’s eLearning Blog

    Far From a Shining Star – Barry Dahl’s Educational Technology Blog (no longer maintained)