Enhancing curriculum and delivery: Linking assessment to learning objectives

  • Combs K
  • Gibson S
  • Hays J
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Typical university-wide course evaluations do not provide instructors with sufficient information on the effectiveness of their courses. This article describes a course assessment and enhancement model where student feedback can be used to improve courses and/or programs. The model employs an assessment tool that measures student perceptions of importance and their current competence in course-specific learning objectives both pre- and post-course. Information gained from this assessment enables course improvement over time and also allows for modification in delivery and/or content of the current course. This model is intended to augment traditional course evaluation mechanisms based on specific and actionable feedback on learning objectives.

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  • Kathryn L. Combs

  • Sharon K. Gibson

  • Julie M. Hays

  • Jane Saly

  • John T. Wendt

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