Commons Seminar- Evaluation Fundamentals: Who, When, How…and Why?

These twice-a-quarter sessions provide an opportunity to engage in seminar with colleagues about the unique nature of teaching at Evergreen. Open to all campus community members – faculty, staff, and students.  

Evaluation Fundamentals: Who, When, How…and Why?
This session is facilitated by Evergreen faculty members Cali Ellis & Nancy Koppelman

Many students are attracted to Evergreen because of the college’s practice of assessment by means of narrative evaluations. This talk/discussion will focus on some of the nuts-and-bolts—the who, when, and how—of the evaluations that faculty are required to write (student, colleague, and self). Then attention will turn to this question: Why, instead of generating letter grades, GPAs, and simple data sets, does Evergreen administer a time-consuming, cumbersome, college-wide culture of narrative evaluation? Before we meet, Cali and Nancy will provide sample evaluations and invite participants to submit questions ahead of time to be addressed in the session. Topics may include implicit bias, pronouns, and best practices.

Date: Monday, November 15
Time: 3:15 – 4:00 pm PT
Location: Register for Zoom link

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