Assessment & Evaluation

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Assessment & Evaluation is one of five key synergistic and often interdependent domains--along with innovation, diversity, evidence-based teaching, and technology--that guide the resources, services, and mission of the CTI.

Assessment and evaluation are key to growth—for students and instructors. We help instructors design assessments of learning that align with course goals and provide students with timely, regular feedback on their progress. Instructors also benefit from timely, regular feedback on their teaching. To that end, we help instructors gather, process, and reflect on student perceptions about the course experience.

Assessment & Evaluation Programming

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Academic Assessment Institute

The Academic Assessment Institute offers faculty an opportunity to develop strategies for meaningful assessment practice. Each of the institute’s two days focuses on a different level of assessment.

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Curriculum Mapping for Diversity & Inclusion

This consultative service guides academic programs through the curriculum mapping process, with a specific focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion outcomes.

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Mid-Semester Feedback Program

This confidential program assists faculty members in obtaining student feedback about the course at a point in the semester where there is still time to adapt and improve.

New Faculty Academy

The New Faculty Academy offers a newly designed series of programs to accelerate new faculty teaching success during their first few years at Cornell. Sequenced over 3 years with a time commitment of 8–14 hours per year, the Academy gives new faculty opportunities to design ready-to-use teaching materials, discuss best practices in teaching, receive feedback on their teaching, and develop strategies for inclusive teaching in diverse classrooms.

Assessment & Evaluation Resources