Assessment Resources

Our desire to improve student learning drives assessment at UT Dallas. We have collected a few resources to help you in course planning and assessment. Please click on a heading below to expand.

  • Writing a Syllabus
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Using the Information from Assessment Reports
  • On the Importance of Faculty Involvement in Assessment
  • Glossary of Assessment Terms
  • Want to Learn More about Assessment? (External Resources)

Forms & Templates

Please visit Hyoka Assessment Tool.

Clarifications on Reports and Plans: Let’s think of a report as two parts. Part A consists of what you plan on doing this year for assessment (fill out the column labeled measure). This is also known as an Assessment Plan. Part B then looks at the past year of what you’ve done for assessment (fill out the columns labeled results and plan along with the summary sections). A full Assessment Report is part A that was filled out last year plus part B that you’re filling out this year. Each year you will hand in Part A from the current school year (Assessment Plan) and part B from the previous school year (making it an Assessment Report).

Upcoming Workshops

  • Assessment 101 Sign up here
    • Learning Outcomes: Join us in a conversation about how to write good, measurable learning outcomes and why it is important to make learning outcomes implicit explicit.
      • August 25, 2017 at 10am
      • December 8, 2017 at 10am
    • Assessing Learning Outcomes: Ways to be transparent in assignment design, how to do curriculum mapping, and discussion of direct/indirect and formative/summative assessments.
      • September 15, 2017 at 10am
    • Using Collected Assessment Data: In this hour-long conversation we will discuss how to use what is collected for continuous improvement, frameworks of use, and what other institutions are doing with their data.
      • October 20, 2017 at 10am
  • Electives Sign up here
    • Rubrics: In this hands on workshop, come learn about the benefits of using rubrics and how to create useful and meaningful rubrics for your assignments.
      • September 22, 2017 at 10am
    • Case studies: In this new workshop, we will discuss how to incorporate case studies into your course for a direct assessment and characteristics of a good case study.
      • November 7, 2017 at 10am Postponed until spring 2018
    • Flipped Classroom & Team-Based Cooperative Learning: In this new hands-on workshop, we will experience the flipped classroom instructional technique through group cooperative learning to understand how to transform the classroom from a performance space into a learning space.
      • November 16, 2017 at 10am

Note: All workshops are scheduled to be an hour long.

Past Workshops

View information and resources from previous workshops.


Gloria Shenoy
Director of Assessment
Academic and non-academic assessment

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