Leah Bradley, assistant director of Educational Effectiveness Assessment, Dr. Elizabeth Hane, associate professor in the School of Life Sciences and Dr. David S. Martins, associate professor and director of the University Writing Program presented If We Build It, Will They Come? Cultivating an Authentic Assignment Library at the annual Assessment Network of New York Conference on April 18, 2018.
Their presentation described the development of a virtual space for RIT faculty to access and share high quality assignments for general education. The presentation featured the collaborations with individual faculty and faculty teams, and the process designed to collect and select assignments aligned with General Education Student Learning Outcomes. This local initiative is similar to the national Assignment Library initiative developed by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, but is specific to RIT’s unique general education framework. The Office of Educational Effectiveness website is currently being revised and will feature the General Education Assignment Library.