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In support of your assessment work, please be aware of fall semester assessment of student learning walk-in assistance hours, workshops, and additional information for Liberal Education faculty and Program Assessment Liaisons (PALs) - listed below. And, if at any time you have questions about anything related to assessment of student learning, do not hesitate to contact Jen Mencl ( or Julia Williams (

Student Learning Outcome Walk-in Hours - drop in to have your course SLOs reviewed or for assistance writing/revising SLOs (all syllabi are required to include SLOs in accordance with the UMD Syllabus Policy, revised April 2017).

Thursday, August 24 / 4:00-8:00 p.m. / Kirby Plaza 175
Friday, August 25 / 3:00-5:00 p.m. / EduE 118

Can't make it? Contact Julia or Jen to set up a different time.

CETL Assessment Workshops

"Creating Strong Constructed and Selected Response Assessments"

Julia Williams and TBD, Facilitators
Wednesday, November 1 / 3:00-4:00 / Garden Room

"Making Righteous Rubrics (and checklists, too)"

Julia Williams, Facilitator
Thursday, November 16 / 3:00-4:00 / Garden Room

"Writing Great and Smart Student Learning Outcomes"

Julia Williams, Facilitator
Wednesday, December 6 / 3:00-4:00 / Garden Room

A monthly discussion/working session series is in the planning stages, so stay tuned for additional information as details are finalized. Tentative dates are Sept. 19, Oct. 11, and Nov. 14 (all sessions 3:30-5:00).

All Liberal Education Assessment details are available at Fall 2017 reports are due from faculty who taught courses in Logic and Quantitative Reasoning, Humanities, and Cultural Diversity in the U.S. during 2016-17. Although course assessment reports for these three categories are due Monday, September 11, any faculty teaching a course in any category can submit a report at any time.

Faculty for this Fall's reporting categories are also invited to attend results discussions Wednesday, Sept. 20 or Thursday, Sept. 21 (view details on the "Assessment Schedule" page).

Contact Jen Mencl, currently serving as Liberal Education PAL, if you have any questions.

Important Dates for Program Assessment Liaisons (PALs)

New PAL Training

Tuesday, Sept. 19 / 1:30-3:00 p.m. / 430 Darland

PAL Update Sessions (select one)

Tuesday, September 26 / 10:00-11:00 a.m. / 335 KSC RDC
Wednesday, September 27 / 10:00-11:00 a.m. / 335 KSC RDC

Program SLO assessment reports are due in Compliance Assist Monday, October 2. Reports will be distributed to PAL peer group members prior to the review sessions (see below). Need assistance with Compliance Assist? Contact Jason Ellis (; he's back August 28).

Undergraduate Academic and Co-Curricular PAL Peer Review Dates (select one)

Tuesday, October 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. / Garden Room
Wednesday, October 11 / 1:00-3:00 p.m. / Garden Room

Graduate PAL Peer Review

Wednesday, October 18 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. / Garden Room

Lastly, a revised Assessment of Student Learning web site is being developed and will be ready in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can view the Assessment Calendar of events by clicking here.

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