Applications are now being accepted for the first annual Teaching and Learning National Institute: Using Evidence for Improvement. Sponsored by Achieving the Dream, Inc., the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, and Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC), the Institute will be held July 31-August 4, 2016, at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.
The institute is an opportunity for campus teams to work together to develop evidence-based action plans aimed at improving instructional practices, student engagement, and student learning and success. Teams might, for instance, tackle concerns about attainment and achievement gaps, explore strategies to raise the quality of senior writing, or work to build students’ quantitative reasoning skills across disciplines. Participants will be supported in using assessment results and research to design action plans to address specific issues, while also developing the skills and know-how to support a broader campus culture of learning-centered, evidence-based improvement.