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Assessment-Informed Teaching and Learning Improvement: Helping Instructors Make Small Changes for Big Impacts

Date: Wednesdays, May 31st - June 21st

Time: 1-3pm ET, 11am-1pm PT

Format: Live, Virtual 4-Week Course

Our LMS: Weave Academy

Cost: $450 (Weave Member Price: $350 - Contact Us for a Coupon Code)

Who Should Attend?

  • 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.


  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


Weave Academy Certified Assessment Practitioner

Justification Letter:

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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 Instructors:

Stephen Biscotte, Ph.D.

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.