The following rubrics can be helpful in providing feedback, determination of student grades, and collecting data for assessment of student learning outcome; particularly Connections courses. Connections courses play a critical pedagogical and assessment role within the Colonnade Program at WKU . Connections courses serve to ensure a capstone experience within the general education curriculum and play a key role in program-level assessment of general education at WKU . It is critical to the QEP that Connections courses address Evidence & Argument in student learning outcomes at a mastery level by building upon the teaching and learning foundation established in Foundations courses such as ENG 100, COMM 145, and ENG 300 . The QEP Leadership team collaborates with faculty across the university in:
- Undertaking an evaluation of the treatment of argumentation skills within Connections courses;
- Aligning course goals and student artifacts with QEP student learning outcomes to facilitate authentic and reliable assessment;
- Assisting faculty in devising assignments that can serve as appropriate artifacts for assessment of QEP student learning outcomes; and
- Establishing appropriate targeted levels of student performance on assessments based on LEAP rubrics.
Please note that each assignment includes a complete citation. If you use any or all of the author's materials, please cite them in your version of the work.