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Archive of posts filed under the faculty center for excellence in teaching (FaCET) category.

Save the Date for the 2016 FaCET Fall Symposium

Mark your calendars for the 2016 FaCET (Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching) Fall Symposium! This event will take place on Thursday, August 18th, from 8:30am to 4pm. The Keynote will be held during two morning sessions and additional workshops and breakout sessions will follow lunch. Registration is free and lunch is provided. RSVPs can […]

January 2016 UMKC Online and FaCET Conferences

Educators and administrators from across the metro are invited to join UMKC Online for their technology conference, Accelerating the Shift: eLearning Innovations for the Digital Age. The conference will be held from 8:00AM to 3:15PM on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center. Registration is free for all attendees and includes lunch. […]

Fall 2015 FaCET Conference

Save the date! The Fall 2015 FaCET conference will take place Thursday, August 20, 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Kauffman Conference Center. This year’s conference is sponsored by FaCET, the School of Graduate Studies, and UMKC Online. The full agenda can be located here.  Please visit the event website to register for this free […]

Assessable Roo Newsletter, September 2014

Jennifer Friend, Interim Director for Assessment and Assistant Dean for the School of Graduate Studies, and Dan Stroud are pleased to present the 11th issue of The Assessable Roo.  This issue includes several noteworthy articles: Susan Wilson, Vice Chancellor of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, writes about the  benefits of adopting diversity-related learning outcomes […]

Registration Open for August 22 FaCET Symposium

Registration is now open for the Fall 2014 FaCET Symposium! This semester’s conference is entitled “Stellar Student Support: Enhancing Learning through Supplemental Instruction, General Education, and Online Education.” The conference will be held on August 22nd, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Kauffman Conference Center.  Lunch will be provided for those who register […]

Assessable Roo Newsletter, December 2013

I am proud to present our quarterly assessment newsletter, which Dan Stroud and I have enjoyed creating. The featured article comes from Sabrina Madison-Cannon, who describes the intricacies of assessing dance in a fun article entitled “How to Assess a Swan.” Another great article provides an introduction to Barb Glesner-Fines, our new FaCET Assessment Mentor […]

Upcoming FaCET Symposium

Mark your calendars! The annual Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET) Symposium will take place at 9:15 a.m., January 18, 2013, in the Student Union, Room 401C.  The event’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Daryl Smith, Professor of Education and Psychology at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.  You can read about Dr. […]

New Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peggy Ward-Smith as the Director of the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET).  Dr. Ward-Smith is a tenured faculty member in the School of Nursing and is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate.  She was recently selected and has participated in […]

Assessing Students’ Learning

Dear Faculty and Staff, As many of you know, a major thrust has been made this past year to improve the process of assessing student learning outcomes at UMKC.  I was delighted to learn recently that over 95% of programs had submitted their assessment plans through WEAVEonline. This is a major milestone, and I want […]

Transforming Student Learning Environments through Course Redesign

On Monday, October 31st from 4:00-5:00 in the FaCET Suite, Miller Nichols Library (Room 225), Carolyn Jarmon, Ph.D., Vice President of the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT), will be discussing: improving student learning and reducing instructional costs using information technology replicating the successes of 100+  institutions currently engaged in  in course redesign methodology and models that […]