All-College Professional Day - Fall 2013

"Do You See What I See?" Critical Conversations Around Student Learning and Development


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The Fall 2013 MCC Professional Day will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 8 am to 4 pm, at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Room and the MCC Lowell Campus.

The day will provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to explore the use of rubrics to develop a deeper understanding of student learning, and have meaningful conversations about how we recognize students' achievement of institutional learning outcomes.  We will be focusing on four of our ISLOS: Personal and Professional Development, Critical Thinking, Social Responsibility, and Quantitative Literacy for the day.

In the morning, we will hear from colleagues who have been engaged in this work at the local and national level, including Terrel Rhodes, Vice President for the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Charlotte Mandell, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, UMass Lowell, as well as several MCC and UML faculty.

Faculty and staff will then participate in a “norming” session where they will apply a rubric that assesses an outcome of their choosing to a student artifact while discussing with their colleagues what they see and don’t see in the student product.  With the exception of the Professional and Personal Development rubric, all of the rubrics applied are AAC&U VALUE rubrics, used by colleges and universities across the country.

After lunch, participants will attend division/department/area meetings where the conversation will focus on how this work can be continued at the discipline or area level.

This work is in part inspired by the AAC&U's LEAP initiative (Liberal Education & America's Promise), which seeks to articulate shared goals and high-impact practices for American higher education in the 21st century. The LEAP initiative led to the creation of Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) rubrics for assessing student learning outcomes.

Below are links to documents which will help prepare you for Professional Day:


 MCC ISLO Rubric


Last Modified: 3/20/18