assigned a class and our first instinct is to identify all available resources,
develop lesson plans to cover the material we have selected, painstakingly design
a syllabus to ensure the class remains on track and the students are aware of
the class content and their obligations, and prepare examinations and
assignments as identified on the syllabus to assess student learning outcomes.
The question we often do not address or even neglect is; What are my student
learning outcomes and what type of assessment will be required to verify these
outcomes have been achieved? Dr. Edel Reilly, Department of Mathematics and
IUP’s Director of Liberal Studies and Dr. Shari Robertson, Provost’s Associate
for Academic Programs and Planning; will offer their insight about developing
and assessing course objectives.