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The most recent institute was offered on January 7th, 8th and 9th, 2020.

January 2020 ILA participants

January 2020 ILA participants

This program gives faculty the tools to determine what their students are actually learning, and helps them design an overall model of continuous, inclusive and sustainable assessment.

Faculty work together to create an assessment plan for their course that will provide them and their students with targeted feedback and information on student progress toward their learning goals.

By the end of this Institute for Learning Assessment, faculty members will:

  • Develop tools to evaluate incoming student knowledge, skills and attitudes before, or early in, the course
  • Create classroom assessment tools, assignments, and practice opportunities that promote student learning
  • Develop a plan to continuously identify and use assessment to analyze teaching-learning issues, create targeted student feedback to respond to classroom needs, and provide data to inform learning progress.

Please note that participants are asked to complete a short online module before the start of the ILA. For more information, send an email to

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

Past participants comments:

“[This workshop] 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