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CTLE Professional Development Workshop:

Assessments and Grades in a Disruptive World: New Ideas – New Approaches

*Lunch refreshments will be provided to registered participants.


Today’s students have experienced four academic years defined by disruptive changes brought on by the global pandemic, new AI technologies, global changes, and new levels of anxiety and stress.  Assessments and grades are stressors that contribute to students’ anxieties and stress while being powerful motivators for learning and a required academic component.  This interactive session will involve presentation and discourse. We will discuss: assessment of learning, for learning and as learning and the roles for each in online and traditional classroom classes.  Innovate assessments using new and traditional technologies that to foster deeper learning and mitigate student stress will be shared.

Bio of speaker:

Professor Spencer Alan Benson is the Founder and Director of Education Innovations International Consulting, LLC (2017). As a retired professor and researcher of the University of Maryland in the United States, he currently consults for the Graduate School, University of Maryland. He was the Director of the Centre for Teaching Excellence, Maryland (2003-2013) and the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Macau (2013-2017). Prof. Benson has given teaching and learning workshops and talks in more than 15 countries both in-person and virtually and has published numerous articles on teaching and learning and is on the editorial board for several Teaching and Learning journals. He has focused on innovated teaching, learning, and assessment for more than three decades and recipient of numerous teaching awards.

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