Grants

Council of Graduate Schools

To enhance the skills of future faculty in the assessment of student learning in STEM fields

  • Amount $400,000
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Daniel Denecke
  • Year 2012
  • Program Higher Education
  • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM

This three-year grant supports the launch of a major initiative by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to assist graduate students to gain knowledge in the assessment of student learning, both for the improvement of their own course-based teaching and for the reflective analysis of student learning outcomes at the level of a program or major. Partnering with five universities, CGS will partner with five universities to develop programs aimed at training graduate students in the best practices for assessing student learning and in implementing these practices in their courses, with special attention paid to large "gateway" science and math courses with high student attrition. Grant funds will also support three annual meetings and 2 summer workshops where learning assessment will be discussed, and a web-based clearinghouse for resources on the topic.

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