March 20, 2017

CAStLE sessions set for spring semester

Conversations About Student Learning and Engagement (CAStLE) are scheduled for the spring 2017 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 spring semester. The meetings will be in Morris Library. 

Meeting dates, topics and presenters are: 

  • Wednesday, March 22, room 752/754 – “Come together and share best student engagement and assessment strategies.” Roundtable discussion. Moderator: Sharon Walters, assistant director, Assessment and Program Review.
  • April 6, room 480A – “Higher Learning Commission - Criterion 4 Update (working title),” Christie McIntyre, chair, curriculum and instruction.
  • April 12, room 752/754 – “A Tale of Two Surveys: Best Practices in Survey Methodology and Research,” Emily Neuhoff, graduate student and Allysha Kochenour, intern, Workforce Innovation and Research.
  • April 19, room 752/754 – “Stopping the Bleed: Retaining and Preparing First Year Students for College Transition and Academic Success,” Casheena Stephens, instructor, UCOL 101.
  • May 4, room 752-754 – “Internships at SIU Carbondale – Are we measuring the same experience,” Anthony Agbeh, assessment fellow and instructor, Animal Science, Food and Nutrition, and Elaine Jurkowski, professor, School of Social Work. 

Additional information is available online, or by contacting Sharon Walters, assistant director, Assessment and Program Review at 453-5669 or by email.