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This program is not currently accepting applications.

  • Do you students seem to struggle to complete assignments in your courses?
  • Are you spending way too much of your time and energy on grading?
  • Would you like to rediscover joy in your teaching?
If you answered yes to any of the above, join a community of innovative instructors to rethink your course design through the lens of how assessment can both shape and demonstrate learning. Together, we will reimagine exams and papers, increase the equity of projects and assignments, and experiment with creative new ways for students to demonstrate learning.
In this 5-day institute, you will:
  • Create a plan to understand students’ progress toward your course’s learning goals
  • Explore creative and equitable ways for students to leverage their strengths to demonstrate learning
  • Critically reflect on traditional high-stakes assessment practices and their impact on equity and learning
  • Identify strategies that support students in developing skills to measure and improve their own learning

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January 2020 ILA participants

January 2020 ILA participants

For a participant perspective, reach out to any of our past participants.

Past participants comments:

“[This institute] helped me understand my current course challenges and how and why I am wrestling with the set of assessment decisions I have, and how to make better decisions based on my course goals and objectives.”

“The Institute was cross disciplinary, interactive and even fun with kind, supportive facilitation.”

ILA Summer 2016