Assessor Training - Assessment of Student “Generic” Skills

May 19, 2020 - 7:30am to 12:00pm
When: May 19, 2020, 7:30AM - 12:00PM

VNU-HCMC CEA experienced assessors will be lead in an interactive workshop focused on building team skills and expertise in assessing “soft skills,” or as AUN-QA refers to them, generic skills, of students.  Such skills include communication, teamwork, critical thinking and life-long learning.  CEA assessors will have increased understanding of assessing student learning and using those results for program improvement, enabling them to be more capable of helping programs they evaluate improve quality.


May 19th Details
7:30 – 8:00 am Check-in and Networking
8:00 – 8:15 am Welcome and Goals of Workshop
8:15 – 8:30 am Rubric Review
The three basic types of rubric will be reviewed and connected to evaluation of student attainment of generic skills.
8:30 – 9:15 am Assessment of Student Communication Skills
Communication skills are usually broken down into three areas—oral or presentation, written and graphical. Graphical communication can include engineering drawings or use of appropriate graphs and charts. Each mode of communication is best assessed using a different rubric or type of rubric. Participants will experience using several different rubrics related to specific modes of communication.
9:15 – 9:45 am Assessment of Student Teamwork Skills
Teamwork skills are important to all professions, including program assessors! For many students, teamwork is a mystery—they are often told to do it but are rarely given instruction in how to do it. Various assessment rubrics can provide both a way to instruct students and evaluate student skills in teamwork. Participants will explore use of different rubrics related to teamwork, including the ABET evaluation scale used for its assessors.
9:45 – 10:00 am Biological & Tea Break
10:00 – 10:30 am Assessment of Student Critical Thinking Skills
Enabling students of all majors to be able to practice “critical thinking” is typically a goal of all programs in higher education. Participants will explore the meaning of critical thinking and rubrics developed to assess student ability to think in a critical way.
10:30 – 11:00 am Assessment of Student Life-Long Learning Skills
A common student learning outcome is student ability to perform “life-long learning.” Participants will explore the meaning of life-long learning and explore ways to assess student ability to practice life-long learning skills.
11:00 Workshop Wrap-up
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