Workshop Details

Writing and Assessing Course Learning Outcomes

The Teaching & Learning Center has partnered with the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD) to host a workshop that is extremely relevant to UB's upcoming Middle States accreditation.

This workshop provides the basics of designing effective courses through a systematic methodology that focuses on creating clear, measurable learning outcomes and will cover:

  • A methodology for course design
  • A learning process illustrating how knowledge is constructed through the role of critical thinking questions
  • How to measure levels of learning and growth in learning skills
  • Integrating measurement and assessment methods that will help improve students' learning and success

Participants will also be given the opportunity to practice writing learning outcomes for a specific course.

Space for this workshop is limited.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Structure and write high-quality learning-outcomes
  • Link assessment strategies to specific activity types for improving student success
  • Identify and assess key learning skills students must develop
  • Write high-quality critical thinking questions that promote students' critical thinking skills
  • Incorporate design principles and processes for building appropriate assessment techniques into a course


Dr. Daniel K. Apple is the president of Pacific Crest, an educational consultancy that has provided development workshops for more than 12,000 educators.

This workshop has reached capacity and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list to be notified if a space opens up please send an email to

  • Category: Assessment
  • Type: Hands-on
  • Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: 212 Capen Hall, North Campus
  • Reasonable Accommodations: If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop, please contact our office (, 716-645-7700) as soon as possible.

Registration for this workshop is closed.