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Generating Measurable, Performance-Based Objectives session on Oct. 22

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room W203 of the SMHS Northeast Campus, Drs. Richard Van Eck and Adrienne Salentiny will present the second Education Resources curriculum series event: “Generating Measurable, Performance-Based Objectives.”

Have lunch on us and learn how to improve your curriculum!

Join Dr. Richard Van Eck, Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning, and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny, Instructional Designer, for Part II of their curriculum series, where you’ll learn how (and why!) to generate measurable, performance-based objectives that align with your learning outcomes. You’ll learn how to avoid the most common and critical errors in curriculum, including double-barreling, hidden objectives, vague objectives that can be interpreted differently, and objectives that can’t be reliably measured. Generating good objectives makes assessment almost automatic, as you will see in Part III: Meaningful Assessment, in early 2020.

Bring your course syllabi and/or program goals and objectives; we’ll provide examples but applying what we discuss to your own curriculum is the best way to learn! If you attended Part I of this series in September, bring the outcomes you worked on then and since.

A light lunch will be offered for on-site attendees (of course, you are also welcome to bring your own lunch!). Please click here to RSVP for lunch by October 14 to help us ensure we have enough for everyone.

Click here to access the description, recording, and slides from Part 1 of the series. This workshop will be relevant regardless of if you were able to attend or watch Part 1.

This workshop is part of the Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) series hosted by Education Resources and the Office of Education and Faculty Affairs. This series, held every fourth Tuesday of the month, showcases topics of interest to the medical and health education community and is free and open to anyone at UND. Previous EBT sessions can be streamed from our website:

If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to suggest a future meeting topic, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at:

Hope to see you there!