Faculty invited to talks on integrative learning, classroom assessment techniques May 20, 21

Carlos Huerta and Bruce Kochis

Carlos Huerta and Bruce Kochis

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning invites all faculty and staff to join the Themed Learning Communities and Course Transformation Project fellows for upcoming talks that will focus on integrative assignments and classroom assessment.

Deans, department chairs, faculty members and staff interested in curricular engagement are especially encouraged to attend.

Keynote: Carlos Huerta, “Integrative Learning”

  • Monday, May 20, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • University Suite, Holmes Student Center

Carlos Huerta, professor of political science and director of the First-Year Learning Communities Program (FYLCP) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has taught in the FYLCP program since 1997. As director, he has worked on developing integrative learning community assignments, and on using those assignments as direct measures of student learning for program assessment.

Keynote: Bruce Kochis, “Classroom Assessment”

  • Tuesday, May 21, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Heritage Room, Holmes Student Center

Bruce Kochis is a senior lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program of the University of Washington-Bothell. Kochis is a founder and former director of the University of Washington’s Human Rights Education and Research Network. He served on the state Assessment Committee and was a board member of the Washington Center. His interests are in international human rights, political culture and public policy, Eastern European history and culture. He will speak about classroom-based assessment techniques that faculty can use to improve learning and teaching on the go.

For more information about the events, contact Stephanie Zobac or Michaela Holtz at (815) 753-8154 or szobac@niu.edu and mfriedrichova@niu.edu.

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