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Are you new to assessment, or want to hone your skills? Join us! 

Come meet new colleagues in a live virtual course and leave with practical plans you can use right away to enhance assessment in your course, program, or institution.

What your colleagues are saying:

"I loved the live interaction among the instructors and course participants." 
"I most liked having a ready-to-implement Assessment Plan at the end of the course."
"I developed confidence in my ability to work with faculty members on their assessment plans. I now have a list of useful resources, talking points, and approaches for talking about assessment and working with faculty, and I gained experience revising an assessment plan from start to finish."


  • Where is it? Live but virtual - including teaching and discussion with colleagues from various backgrounds in an interactive platform.
  • When is it? Classes are two hours once a week for six sessions on Wednesdays July 7 - August 11, 1-3pm ET
  • What is the cost? The cost of the course is $695 (Weave Members get a discount!)
  • Why is it worth it?
    • Get Certified: Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Weave Academy Certified Practitioner endorsement including a certificate and a logo that can be used in your email signature line.
    • Network with a small group: Each course is limited to ten students and and an experienced instructor to foster participation and relationships.
    • Applicable knowledge: You will leave the course with plans you can implement for your campus and see the positive results of IE work.
    • How do I sign up? Simply fill out the form on the right! We will accept the first ten applicants and then begin a waitlist.

Course Audience: Professionals (e.g. assessment practitioners and program/department leads) who have been tasked with helping instructors address common teaching and learning issues uncovered and illuminated by assessment practices.

Course Description: So you have collected and mapped and analyzed and reviewed and reanalyzed and reported… whew… and now a colleague says “Okay, we know what we want to improve. Now what?” In this course, attendees will examine fundamental principles of good course and program design, assemble a toolbox of effective and engaging teaching and learning practices, and create a professional development opportunity to support their own faculty in using assessment data to improve learning in their classrooms. Gain the skills and knowledge to help your faculty continuously improve student learning!

Course Goals: This course will provide assessment practitioners at institutions of higher education with a:

  • Foundational knowledge base for course and program design and alignment
  • Working knowledge of best practices and principles in effective teaching and learning
  • Toolbox of strategies for addressing learning issues commonly uncovered in assessment work

Participant Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Leverage key principles and frameworks for course and program design
  • Guide faculty in using assessment results to improve teaching and learning in their programs and classrooms
  • Access a toolbox of effective teaching and learning resources

Course Instructor: 

Biscotte Circle

Dr. Stephen Biscotte 
Director of General Education
Virginia Tech

Since 2013, Dr. Stephen Biscotte has supported and managed the Pathways to General Education program at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Biscotte's general education relevant scholarship, particularly focused on the non-STEM student experience in STEM general education courses, has appeared in The Journal of General Education and IUPUI's Trends in Assessment. He has given keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions as well as facilitated workshops on such gen ed related topics as innovative structures, university reform efforts, and program evaluation both locally and nationally. Dr. Biscotte also serves on the council of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) and as Co-PI on an NSF Cultivating Cultures of Ethics in STEM Grant.

Prior to his role at Virginia Tech, for 10 years Biscotte taught high school courses in anatomy and physiology, biology, and physical science in Roanoke, Virginia and Columbia, South Carolina. Biscotte received a bachelor’s degree in biology from James Madison University. He received a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Educational Psychology, both from Virginia Tech.

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