Learning assessment projects are featured in the latest exhibit at Hamilton Library on the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa campus through September 30. The poster display is located on the wall in the first floor lobby. The display of six posters from the campus’s Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit showcases how programs improve teaching and learning by using information from learning assessment projects.
The poster display includes a wide range of projects and programs:
- Amy Lower, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Lower explains how the faculty ensured students had sufficient learning opportunities with the use of a weighted curriculum map (see the 3-minute video). Lower’s poster won the “Best Faculty Engagement Strategies” Award.
- Mee-Jeong Park, East Asian Languages and Literatures
In her poster, Merging graduate degree programs with the program assessment tool set, Park shows how faculty used assessment tools to merge programs and generate common learning expectations and an effective curriculum structure for students. Park’s poster also won the “Best Faculty Engagement Strategies” Award.
- Michael Guidry and Tiffany Tsang, Global Environmental Science
Guidry and Tsang developed various strategies, including offering research courses early and more frequently, to improve students’ retention and engagement in the Global Environmental Science Program. They won the “Best Use of Results” Award.
- Jennifer Winter and Wendi Vincent, General Education and Undergraduate Education Institutional Learning Objectives
Winter and Vincent provide examples of campus-wide learning assessment activities. Winter and colleagues from the Institutional Learning Objectives Implementation Committee explain the learning objectives for all undergraduate students, recent assessment results, and the ways the committee has used results (see the 3-minute video). Vincent describes a faculty-friendly option to assess student learning gains in general education using student perceptions.
- Yao Hill, Assessment Office
The Assessment Office poster summarizes degree programs’ efforts at Mānoa: more than 75 percent of programs used learning assessment tools for program improvement in the last five years. Hill’s poster has specific examples of improvement that benefit the faculty and students.