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A new method of assessing adult learning outcomes

A new method of assessing adult student learning outcomes

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
541-962-3585 | lhancock@eou.edu

October 22, 2012
LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) ⎯ Gary Keller, Ph.D., associate professor of business at EOU, shares his research into adult learning for the next colloquium on Oct. 25.

“Evaluating and Assessing Adult Student Learning Outcomes: A Quantitative Methodology” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210 at EOU. The event is free and open to the public and a reception with question and answer session will follow.

Evaluating the role of teaching faculty on student learning continues to be an elusive and contentious issue, Keller maintains. Student evaluations are customarily conducted at the end of a course and frequently do not provide a context and precise analysis of the faculty member’s role in learning outcomes, Keller further explains. A new pre/post evaluation of learning assessment has been developed and tested and the results will be presented for the colloquium.

A list of related resources provided by EOU’s Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit http://library.eou.edu/colloquium. To be added to the colloquium mailing list call 541-962-3508.