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In 2013, Penn State embarked on a revision of its General Education curriculum. This website provides the opportunity for faculty, staff and students to find out what is happening, provide input and get involved in the process.

Shows number of seats, type of seating, technology category, and photographs for most classrooms at University Park.

This article, from Stanford's teaching and learning center, addresses strategies for improving assessment and grading practices in the classroom.

Writing learning goals and explicit learning objectives will make it easier for students to understand what is expected of them in your course. Goals communicate what students will learn and objectives communicate the kind and quality of work you expect of them. Explicit objectives also make it easier for faculty to make decisions about course content, activities, assignments, and grading.

This document describes the difference between goals and objectives and provides lists of explicit verbs that help to write clear, action- and behavior-oriented objectives that will help you write objectives for students or faculty (depending on the focus of your proposed) that will demonstrate project success.

Focuses on program assessment and the role that grades do (or do not) play in providing evidence that program goals are being met.

This is a grading rubric to use with scoring an internship journal. It would be a helpful model for someone exploring how to build a rubric generally.

There are 4 tips to help bolster grading efficiency and to deal with student grade complaints.

In addition to complying with all Penn State employment requirements and conditions, graduate students under consideration for an assistantship with the Schreyer Institute need to meet all of the criteria listed in this document.

"The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) provides free one-on-one professional consulting and interactive workshops for Penn State graduate students of all disciplines and all levels of writing ability. The GWC is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University Graduate School, the Department of English, and World Campus." Page includes detailed information and scheduling options.

This is an example of a survey administered to graduating seniors. It is used by the Penn State Berks elementary education program for learning outcomes assessment (program assessment) purposes.

This document is an example of a survey that can be used to determine graduating students' perceptions of the knowledge and skills they have developed during their program. This tool can be used for learning outcomes assessment (aka program assessment).

This document describes an alternative method for assessment in which students work collaboratively on an exam.

This document describes the process of assigning a group written position paper.

This document describes strategies for using group quizzes to assess student knowledge.

Two-page example of a rubric used to score groupwork.

This report give a brief review of research methods employed in studies and proposes guiding principles for designing research studies and evaluating research proposals in mathematics and science education. While the document is not intended for Post-secondary educators, it will be of interest to those interested in getting started with Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects in STEM fields.