UCSC Symposium on Assessment of Learning


 Next Symposium on Assessment

FEBRUARY 21st, 2020

Information about the fifth annual Symposium on Assessment of Learning will be posted here. Please check back for more information. 

For questions or more information, please contact: Dr. Anna Sher (asher@ucsc.edu)

 Materials from previous symposia

The UCSC Symposium on Assessment featured presentations and round-table discussions by faculty, graduate students, and assessment staff from UC Santa Cruz and other UC campuses.  Over 60 participants attended annually to share their experiences and ideas.

  • 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.