Assessment Course

Assessment Course

This program is on hiatus.

Visit the Assessment Team website to learn more about opportunities to apply for funding.

In 2016-2017, FPD collaborated with ASA to offer an assessment course for faculty with instructor, Tammy Salman. Participants will receive a $300 honorarium. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

(Historical) Course Meeting Dates:

April 20, May 4, May 18, and June 1, all Thursdays, 3:00-4:50 p.m.

Focus on Student Learning Assessment: A Course for Faculty

How do we know students are learning? What are student learning outcomes and why do they matter? What is assessment and what does it mean in the context of teaching? This course seeks to help faculty answer these questions through intentional focus on foundational assessment practices aimed at improving student learning and increasing teaching confidence. Assessment of student learning is a continuous improvement process based on systematic evaluation using formative and summative activities and measures. In this course, participants will discuss and analyze the assessment cycle in the context of teaching and learning and through evaluation of methods used at the course, program, and college level.

Course Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will know or be able to:

  • Define student learning assessment

  • Describe and apply strategies for writing measurable or demonstrable learning outcomes

  • Reflect on ways to leverage assessment practices to promote students’ awareness of their learning

  • Analyze course-, program-, and college-level assessment practices

Lane Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Institutional Learning Outcomes represent transferable skills that encourage us to engage with new ideas and concepts and to analyze complex problems. Such skills enable an individual to live, work, and think productively in our increasingly complex, global society. This course is aligned with the following ILOs and ILO dimensions:

ILO1: Think critically

1.1 Identify and define key issues

1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of the context and complexity of the issue

ILO5: Apply learning

5.4 Integrate and reflect on experiences and learning from multiple and diverse contexts

Course Activities

The course may consist of the following activities:

  • Collegial discussions and peer feedback

  • Discussion forums/reflections

  • Draft student learning assessment goals/plan/chart

  • End-of-course evaluation

Course Resources

Mix of materials: Articles, chapters, reports/models/examples, audio-visual


Space is limited. Please register here.

Tammy Salman

Tammy Salman is a faculty member with Institutional Research department. She is the college's Coordinator of Student Learning Assessment and Curriculum Development, which is a role that provides coordination, support and outreach on curriculum and assessment issues and processes at the course, program, and college level. Prior to joining Lane Community College in February 2016, Tammy was the associate director of instruction for library services at City University of Seattle. In that role, she managed a team of instruction and reference librarians, participated on curriculum and assessment committees, provided outreach and faculty professional development, and taught a course on academic writing and research for graduate students. She has a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from the University of Oregon.