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Authentic Assessment is a half course that will introduce you to the principles and practice of this approach to assessment of student learning. Authentic assessment is an approach that takes into account the contexts in which that learning will actually be used once students leave the university. It is an attempt to assess what students actually know, value, and can do in a way that is well-integrated into the entire learning environment of a course. In this course you will learn how to align assessment with intended learning outcomes, how to design meaningful assessment measures that motivate students and even design assessments that help students learn as they are being assessed.

By experiencing a variety of authentic assessment methods in the student role, reading about them, and practicing adaptations of them, you will be in a better position to judge which of these methods you can use in your own courses, as suits your personal teaching style and disciplinary needs. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to create an authentic, well-reasoned assessment measure that you could use in your own disciplinary context – with feedback and help from your instructors and colleagues.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Authentic Assessment

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: November 03 – December 08, 2010,
Wednesdays, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
(list dates)
Location: Lambton 2103

Dates: November 3, 2010 to December 8, 2010. The course runs for 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 1:30-4:30pm in Lambton 2103.

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate degree in any discipline. Preference will be given to individuals currently enrolled in the University Teaching Certificate Program.

Audience: Faculty, Sessional Instructors, Graduate Students with teaching responsibilities.

NOTE 1: Pedagogical knowledge is an asset, though not a requirement. While this course does not require any prerequisites, be advised that it will be most useful to those who have already completed the certificate in Fundamentals of University Teaching, the first level of the University Teaching certificate (UTC) Program.

NOTE 2: By successfully completing this course, participants will have made significant progress toward completion of a certificate in Theory and Practice of Scholarly Teaching, the second level of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program. However, in order for such credit to accrue, you must be registered in the program.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Authentic Assessment

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: November 02 – December 07, 2011,
Wednesdays, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
(list dates)
Location: Lambton 2103

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate degree in any discipline. Preference will be given to individuals currently enrolled in the University Teaching Certificate Program.

Audience: Faculty, Sessional Instructors, Graduate Students with teaching responsibilities.

NOTE 1: Pedagogical knowledge is an asset, though not a requirement. While this course does not require any prerequisites, be advised that it will be most useful to those who have already completed the certificate in Fundamentals of University Teaching, the first level of the University Teaching certificate (UTC) Program.

NOTE 2: By successfully completing this course, participants will have made significant progress toward completion of a certificate in Theory and Practice of Scholarly Teaching, the second level of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program. However, in order for such credit to accrue, you must be registered in the program.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Authentic Assessment

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: November 07 – December 12, 2012,
Wednesdays, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
(list dates)
Location: Lambton 2103

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate degree in any discipline. Preference will be given to individuals currently enrolled in the University Teaching Certificate Program.

Audience: Faculty, Sessional Instructors, Graduate Students with teaching responsibilities.

NOTE 1: Pedagogical knowledge is an asset, though not a requirement. While this course does not require any prerequisites, be advised that it will be most useful to those who have already completed the certificate in Fundamentals of University Teaching, the first level of the University Teaching certificate (UTC) Program.

NOTE 2: By successfully completing this course, participants will have made significant progress toward completion of a certificate in Theory and Practice of Scholarly Teaching, the second level of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program. However, in order for such credit to accrue, you must be registered in the program.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Authentic Assessment

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: September 11 – October 16, 2013,
Wednesdays, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
(list dates)
Location: Lambton 2103
Instructors: Michael K. Potter

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate degree in any discipline. Preference will be given to individuals currently enrolled in the University Teaching Certificate Program.

Audience: Faculty, Sessional Instructors, Graduate Students with teaching responsibilities.

NOTE 1: Pedagogical knowledge is an asset, though not a requirement. While this course does not require any prerequisites, be advised that it will be most useful to those who have already completed the certificate in Fundamentals of University Teaching, the first level of the University Teaching certificate (UTC) Program.

NOTE 2: By successfully completing this course, participants will have made significant progress toward completion of a certificate in Theory and Practice of Scholarly Teaching, the second level of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program. However, in order for such credit to accrue, you must be registered in the program.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Authentic Assessment

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: October 28 – December 09, 2015,
Wednesdays, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
(list dates)
Location: Lambton 2103
Instructors: Michael K. Potter

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate degree in any discipline. Preference will be given to individuals currently enrolled in the University Teaching Certificate Program.

Audience: Faculty, Sessional Instructors, Graduate Students with teaching responsibilities.

NOTE 1: Pedagogical knowledge is an asset, though not a requirement. While this course does not require any prerequisites, be advised that it will be most useful to those who have already completed the certificate in Fundamentals of University Teaching, the first level of the University Teaching certificate (UTC) Program.

NOTE 2: By successfully completing this course, participants will have made significant progress toward completion of a certificate in Theory and Practice of Scholarly Teaching, the second level of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program. However, in order for such credit to accrue, you must be registered in the program.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Authentic Assessment

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: November 09 – December 14, 2016,
Wednesdays, 01:30 PM – 04:30 PM
(list dates)
Location: Lambton 2103
Instructors: Michael K. Potter

Pre-requisites: Undergraduate degree in any discipline. Preference will be given to individuals currently enrolled in the University Teaching Certificate Program.

Audience: Faculty, Sessional Instructors, Graduate Students with teaching responsibilities.

NOTE 1: Pedagogical knowledge is an asset, though not a requirement. While this course does not require any prerequisites, be advised that it will be most useful to those who have already completed the certificate in Fundamentals of University Teaching, the first level of the University Teaching certificate (UTC) Program.

NOTE 2: By successfully completing this course, participants will have made significant progress toward completion of a certificate in Theory and Practice of Scholarly Teaching, the second level of the University Teaching Certificate (UTC) program. However, in order for such credit to accrue, you must be registered in the program.