Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience
According to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Learning Charter, achieving the learning vision and goals to which we aspire requires the active commitment of students, instructors, and the institution. The U of S is working towards assessment tools for Learning Outcomes that will evaluate students’ knowledge of their discipline or profession, as well as their ability to apply critical and creative thinking to theoretical and practical problems. To that end, almost 30 programs (undergraduate and graduate) have drafted or have nearly completed drafting program learning outcomes in consultation with staff from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. Some of these programs have been formally approved by their respective departments or colleges and others are pending approval. In addition, there are about 6 programs in the early stages of formulating their program goals and outcomes.