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Lunchtime Assessment Workshops for Faculty

The following assessment workshops will be offered for faculty in September and October
Oct 4, 2013

Sessions are offered from noon - 1 p.m. in the Center for Teaching and Learning. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Nadine Pappas, npappas@pacific.edu (indicate any dietary restrictions).

1. Critical Thinking: What is it, and how do you know?

When: September 17, 2013 from 12-1 pm
Where: Center for Teaching and Learning
Sponsored by: Learning and Academic Assessment Facilitators: Paul Turpin and Eileen McFall  
Description: Critical thinking is one of the university-wide objectives and one of the WASC core competencies. By the time of our next accreditation visit in 2019, University of the Pacific must set performance standards and assess the extent to which undergraduates meet those standards in five areas: critical thinking, information literacy, quantitative reasoning, and written and oral communication. We believe that in order to be useful for program improvement, the skills we assess must be meaningful to the faculty, so we invite you to come help define and describe critical thinking and its relation to the other core competencies. In the first of a series of lunchtime meetings and discussions, we will discuss our definitions, examples, and expectations around critical thinking within and beyond our disciplines.  

2. General Education Assessment: Breadth Areas 1A and 1B

When: September 24, 2013 from noon-1 pm
Where: Center for Teaching and Learning
Facilitators: Jon Schamber, Sandy Mahoney, Eileen McFall  
Description: This is a working lunch to finalize your assessment plan and methods for your fall or spring General Education course.  

3. Information Competency: What is it, and how do you know?

When: October 1, 2013 from 12-1 pm
Where: Center for Teaching and Learning
Sponsored by: Learning and Academic Assessment Facilitators: University Librarians  
Description: Information competency is one of the university-wide objectives and one of the WASC core competencies. By the time of our next accreditation visit in 2019, University of the Pacific must set performance standards and assess the extent to which undergraduates meet those standards in five areas: information competency, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and written and oral communication. We believe that in order to be useful for program improvement, the skills we assess must be meaningful to the faculty, so we invite you to come help define and describe information competency and its relation to the other core competencies. In one of a series of lunchtime meetings and discussions, we will discuss our definitions, examples, and expectations around information competency within and beyond our disciplines.  

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