The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), a leader in the advancement of initiatives designed to enhance student learning, has selected RIT for their Coach program.  The NILOA Coach program provides expert guidance to institutions as they advance campus initiatives which strengthen undergraduate education. This May, we will host NILOA Coach Sandra Bailey for a workshop on innovative assignment design for faculty teaching General Education courses.

Sandra Bailey is professor of business management and the former director of academic excellence at Oregon Institute of Technology. Bailey served on the steering committee of the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Quality Student Learning (MSC), serves as a reviewer for the Excellence in Assessment designation, and was the Oregon state lead for AAC&U’s Faculty Collaboratives project. She has organized statewide faculty conferences in Oregon and facilitated assignment design workshops with faculty across the country.

Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate and share best practices in assignment design and develop or improve an existing assignment for their General Education course. To further support assignment design, faculty will be able to apply for an Innovative Assignment Design Grant sponsored by the Office of Educational Effectiveness Assessment.  Anyone who teaches a General Education course at RIT and is interested in designing or improving a course assignment is encouraged to attend. Learn more about this workshop here.