Outcomes Assessment: What’s All the Fuss?

Wordle: Assessment as LearningAs all good educators know, continual improvement does not happen without critical examination and reflection: therefore, for this year’s New Faculty Institute, I built in a formative assessment.

One of the responses that most moved me was this comment:

I think the biggest takeaway for me from this institute is realizing that good teaching is valued by the state system.  Maybe that’s weird to say, but this means a lot when it comes to finding ways to grow and develop as a teacher myself, knowing the commitment and support that exists for good practice.

These words warm my heart because I have known, for years, that the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges does indeed value good teaching.

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