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The mission of Emerging Dialogues is to discuss the challenges that assessment professionals in the field face today. It is intended to be a platform for original or responsive articles focused on student learning assessment that are edgy or provocative while also being well-reasoned and supported by research.

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Date Author Title Key Words/Tags
February 4, 2019 Caroline Prendergast and Keston Fulcher In Defense of Standardization: Let us Move on to an Actual Villain Standardization, misalignment
March 24, 2018 Multiple authors Why Are We Assessing? Teaching and learning, quality improvement
March 13, 2018 Jessica Blumerick Assessment in Externally Accredited Programs Program accreditation
March 2, 2018 Natasha Jankowski The Principles of our Practice Assessment guidelines, NILOA
December 21, 2017 Michelle Rogers and David Turbow Assessment of Interprofessional Education: Towards a Critical Mass Interprofessional education, assessment design
A Response to December 21, 2017 Jeff Barbee A Response to: Assessment of Interprofessional Education: Towards a Critical Mass Interprofessional education, grant, assessment design
November 14, 2017 Mary Tkatchov Multiple-Choice Assessment in Higher Education: Are We Moving Backward? Multiple-choice assessment, assessment design
A Response to November 14, 2017 Jon Scoresby A Response to: Multiple-Choice Assessment in Higher Education: Are We Moving Backward? Multiple-choice assessment, performance based assessment
August 30, 2017 David Dirlam Transformative Learning Needed for Higher Education Assessment Transformative learning, VALUE rubrics, SWELL rubrics
July 12, 2017 Caralyn Zehnder, Julia Metzker, and Cynthia Alby Students that Change the World! Innovative Course-building for Transformative Learning Transformative learning, mission statements, AAC&U, Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs)
June 9, 2017 Becky Dueben Transformative Assessment: A Proposed Process Transformative assessment process, faculty values
November 29, 2016 David K. Dirlam Meaning and usage of “assessment” (Part III): Science, design, and interpretation of learning and teaching Assessment vs. evaluation, improvement methodologies
November 28, 2016 Erin A. Crisp Meaning and usage of “assessment” (Part II): Are you assessing or evaluating? Assessment vs evaluation
November 28, 2016 Matthew B. Fuller Meaning and usage of “assessment” (Part I): Is it time for a new name for assessment? Cultures of assessment, evidence, inquiry
July 14, 2016 Susan J. Ferguson Going Global: Creating the Sociological Literacy Framework from International Assessment Practitioners Global curriculum models, Measuring College Learning Project (MCL) Norwegian Qualifications Framework (NQF), Kingdom's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
May 5, 2016 David K. Dirlam Grades, SLOs, or a Commitment to Learning Teacher Learning Interaction, Diverse Methodology
April 18, 2016 Marie Miknavich Maps and the Search for the Buried Treasure of Assessment Curriculum maps
April 17, 2016 Catherine M. Wehlburg Dead Bunnies are Not the Problem Learning vs. accountability
February 22, 2016 David K. Dirlam Showing What Students Have Learned to Do Authentic learning experiences, active learning
January 28, 2016 Jean Downs Should Students Be Able to Show What They Know? Authentic learning experiences, active learning
January 21, 2016 Jo-Ellen Asbury On Facilitating the USE of Institutional Research Data IR data and assessment
January 12, 2016 David K. Dirlam Whether National Exam Scores are Student or Program Learning Outcomes National exams
January 12, 2016 Jean Downs Assessment Needs Work: What can we do? (Part II) Teaching and learning, quality improvement
January 12, 2016 Jean Downs Assessment Works! But It Needs More Work… Teaching and learning, quality improvement, culture
January 12, 2015 Jean Downs The Single Most Appropriate Response Resons to assess, faculty survey, culture
May 11, 2014 David K. Dirlam Impact Measures using LONs and PIPs Learning Outcomes Networks (LONs), Potentially Innovative Practices (PIPs)
May 11, 2014 David K. Dirlam The Academic Praxome Curriculum design, Signature assessments
May 11, 2014 David K. Dirlam The Course Design Survey Disaggregating learning, Learning Outcomes Networks (LONs)

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