At UW-Madison, we support the Wisconsin Experience through a series of Essential Learning Outcomes. Not every course addresses every learning outcome, but we strive to frame our course assignments and assessments in terms of these learning outcomes when possible. This table lists the general assessment criteria for the five assignments for this course and demonstrates how they relate to the Essential Learning Outcomes.
Essential Learning Outcomes for UW-Madison Students Assignments with Assessment Criteria
Peer Evaluation of Teaching Blogged Innovation and Syllabus Comparisons Teaching Philosophy
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
  • Study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
Intellectual and Practical Skills
  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Written and oral communication
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Information, media, and technology literacy
  • Teamwork and problem solving
How well does performance demonstrate inquiry and analysis of pedagogy? How well does performance demonstrate inquiry and analysis of pedagogy?
Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Civic knowledge and engagement— local and global
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
Integrative Learning
  • Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies
How well does performance represent synthesis of pedagogical ideas?