UCSC Annual Symposium on Assessment of Learning

Our next annual Symposium for the Assessment of Learning will be held on Friday, October 20, 2023. We hope to see you then!

This annual event brings together faculty, graduate students, assessment staff, and administrative leaders from various UC campuses. Participants discuss critical issues in teaching and assessment, share experiences and results, and outline next steps for our campuses.


Interested in seeing materials from past symposia?

  • The 2020 Symposium centered on advancing educational equity through assessment, and featured UC Merced's Eileen Camfield as the keynote speaker. The symposium included topics such as: using assessment to effectively redesign courses and program curricula, assessment in online environments, and the value of involving undergraduate and graduate students in assessment.
  • The 2018 Symposium topics included: conducting program-level assessment in undergraduate programs, assessing the impact of course-level innovations in teaching and learning, rethinking the value of assessment from a student perspective, and assessment of learning in Student Success/Student Affairs units.

  • The 2017 Symposium topics included: facilitating cultural change through programmatic assessment, cultivating academic assessment, contextualizing criteria to measure and improve students' skills, working with faculty on graduate program assessment, and graduate students' experience with undergraduate teaching.

  • The  2015 Symposium topics included: assessing student learning, evidence-based improvement, and mentoring graduate students in pedagogy and assessment.

  • The  2014 Symposium topics included: establishing a collaborative process of Program Learning Outcome assessment, mentoring graduate students in assessment, approaching assessment as pedagogy, and presenting assessment skills on the job market and in tenure and merit review.