Implementation of a Modern Campus-wide Assessment Resource

TitleImplementation of a Modern Campus-wide Assessment Resource
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

UBC's pivot to online instruction seeded innovation in the policy, content, and delivery of assessments. It also laid bare the challenge of assuring the integrity of the process both in terms of fairness and feedback. We articulate a vision for centralized support for evaluation of student learning via models for the use of “in-situ” and “pop-up” facilities for assessment delivery (tl;dr models for large-scale testing). The goals of the models are to:

  • Increase student agency and equity in assessment processes.
  • Allow hybrid assessment types to improve value for students.
  • Streamline exam logistics for course instructors.
  • Facilitate broad research into the effects of teaching innovations.

Our plan is to build documentation, test logistics, and explore a menu of policies, as we carefully and incrementally grow capacity. A bonus result will be a vibrant community of practice around the development and deployment of meaningful, large-scale, assessments.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorCinda Heeren
Year 1: Funded Amount50,000
Year 1: Team Members

Cinda Heeren, Professor of Teaching / Associate Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Paul Carter, Professor of Teaching, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Moyra Ditchfield, Director, Computing and Facilities, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Colin Macdonald, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Faculty of Science
Andrew Rechnitzer, Professor, Mathematics, Faculty of Science
Sathish Gopalakrishnan, Associate Professor / Associate Head, Undergraduate Affairs, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
James Charbonneau, Associate Professor of Teaching, Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
Carol Jaeger, Professor of Teaching, Electrical and Computer Engineering / Associate Dean, Academic, Faculty of Applied Science
Firas Moosvi, Lecturer, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics, UBC Okanagan