September 19, 2016

CAStLE sessions set for fall semester

Conversations About Student Learning and Engagement (CAStLE) are scheduled for the fall 2016 semester.  

CAStLE is a professional learning community for curricula and co-curricular faculty and staff to meet to share ideas, successes, and struggles related to student learning and engagement and assessment. Meetings will be from noon to 1 p.m. during the fall semester. The meetings will be in Morris Library, rooms 752 and 754.  

Meeting dates, topics and presenters are:  

  • Thursday, Sept. 22 -- “Strategies for Creating Rubrics,” April Teske, assessment coordinator, Office of Teacher Education. 
  • Oct. 5 -- “Student Engagement and Assessment Strategies,” Walter Metz, professor, Department of Cinema and Photography. 
  • Oct. 20 -- “Using Data to Better Understand Students Enrolled in University Core Curriculum Courses,” Pat Manfredi, director, University Core Curriculum. 
  • Nov. 2 -- “Educating the Whole Student: Fact or Fiction,” Elizabeth Scally, associate director, University Housing, and Elaine Jurkowski, professor, School of Social Work. 
  • Nov. 17 – “Using Co-Curricular Opportunities to Engage Learners in the Academic Process,” Kim Little, director of Undergraduate Online Student Services, College of Business, assessment fellow and Alicia Guebert, recruitment, retention and internship coordinator, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, assessment fellow 
  • Dec. 7 - – “Using the SIU Advantage to Connect Faculty, Staff and Students in Outcome-Focused Programming,” Deborah Barnett, assistant dean of students, Student Affairs, Adult, Veteran, Family, and Commuter Services 
  • Dec. 15 – “Title: Cultural Competency: Dealing With Diversity,” Randy Burnside, deputy associate provost, associate professor, Department of Political Science. 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Sharon Walters, assistant director, Assessment and Program Review at 453-5669 or by email.