Event: Provost's Forum on the Campus Learning Environment
Where: Michigan League Ballroom
When: February 4, 2009; 8:30-noon (continental breakfast at 8am)
Agenda: See below.

Provost's Forum on the Campus Learning Environment

Hosted by Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Teresa Sullivan. This Provost's Forum is the first in a series of campus discussions that are linked to ongoing re-accreditation activities. We plan to have broad representation of the campus community as the topics of these forums are of general interest to the University and our future planning.

Agenda

 8:00-8:30a       Continental Breakfast/Mingling.

 8:30-8:45a       Introductions, Opening Remarks and Overview of the Forum.

8:45-9:00a       Suspension of Disbelief: Assessment in Higher Education.

9:00-9:30a       Assessment for Improvement and Accountability.

9:30-9:45a       Considerations for the University of Michigan.

 9:45-10:00a     Break

 10:00-10:40a   Questions and Table Discussions.  Following Q/A on the presentations, each table will examine two questions from a suite of four.

10:40-11:40a   Panel presentations (3) and Group discussion of questions. 
Deborah Ball, Professor and Dean, School of Education; Joseph Fantone, Professor and Associate Dean, Medical School; John King, Professor and Vice-Provost, School of Information; Trudy Banta; Eric Dey.

11:40-11:55a   Comments and Closing remarks.

12:00p             Adjourn

 

Reading:

Our Students’ Best Work: A Framework for Accountability Worthy of Our Mission (http://www.aacu.org/publications/pdfs/StudentsBestReport.pdf or here). 
Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2008, 22p.

Supplementary Information:

Assessment of Student Learning at the University of Michigan.
Draft report from individuals and units that are involved in the assessment of student learning, 2007, 50 p.

Unit Assessments of the Student Learning Environment at the University of Michigan.
Draft report from degree-granting departments/programs on the ways in which they create, modify and evaluate curricula and student learning environments, 2008, 322 p. 

Contacts/Information

Email: Elias Samuels, eliasms@umich.edu ; Ben van der Pluijm, vdpluijm@umich.edu