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Magna Mentor: How Can I Make My Exams More about Learning, Less about Grades?


Thursday, March 1, 2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm


WAL - Wallace (05),

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Michael Starenko


Michael Starenko

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In the first half of this workshop we'll watch a Magna 20-Minute Mentor video by Maryellen Weimer, the author of Learner-Center Teaching and editor of the Faculty Focus journal.

Professor Weimer will explain how we can transform exams into enhanced opportunities for student learning with practical solutions to the three core problems with exams today. Making exams better suit our learning goals requires student participation at every step of the process; she will share real-world, tested guidelines for integrating student input.. 

In the second half we'll share reactions to Weimer's presentation and explore strategies and techniques for making our exams less about grades and more about learning.

Teaching and Learning Services has paid for the campus license to the entire Magna 20-Minute Mentor video series. If you would like to see what other videos are available in that collection, visit our Magna Mentor web page.

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