Formative assessment can foster student retention and success by engaging students in their own learning process and helping instructors adjust to learners' needs in real time.
BiographyCharlotte Briggs is the Director of Teaching and Learning Support Services at Bay Path College, where she is currently leading a major course redesign initiative. Previously, she led a comprehensive curriculum restructuring for the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and was a professor of Higher Education Administration at Loyola University Chicago and the College of William and Mary. She holds a Ph.D. from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. Her areas of interest are academic/curriculum planning, teaching and learning, and educational technology. She has published articles about assessing campus technology needs, using clickers for formative classroom assessment, continuous program planning, curriculum leadership in postsecondary academic departments, curriculum collaboration and communities of practice, and restructuring of faculty roles to support learning.
Turn around these days and you™re sure to bump into a colleague engaged in some type of assessment project.