• Office of Institutional Effectiveness

WRITING LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION



Part of the Lindenwood University Certificate in Culturally Responsive Assessment Speaker Series




Facilitator: Dr. Scott Tharp, DePaul University

Description: This webinar will prepare attendees to write measurable learning outcomes relevant to social justice education content. Having well written learning outcomes are useful tools to support you when designing and assessing your curricular or co-curricular educational experiences. Specifically, participants will learn about Tharp’s Matrix of Cultural Consciousness as a specific tool to help identify learning priorities, Peggy Maki’s best practices for writing learning outcomes, and a simple formula to use when writing learning outcome statements. IN addition to providing foundational content, multiple examples will be provided to help participations apply the content in a relatable context. Participants are encouraged to complete this webinar with a particular educational experience in mind where they want to create or revise associated learning outcomes.

About the facilitator: Scott has been a higher education professional in the areas of both social justice education and assessment for twelve years. He received his Ph.D. in Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. During the first half of his career he developed and implemented social justice education in-person workshops and online modules for students, faculty and staff. He currently works at DePaul University as the Assessment & Effectiveness Specialist in the Office of the Vice President for Division of Student Affairs where he oversees all assessment and evaluation initiatives for the division while simultaneously supporting other co-curricular units on campus outside of Student Affairs. His broader research interests focus on the development and assessment of social justice education curriculum and pedagogical practices. Scott is a scholar practitioner who has published articles in the Journal of Transformative Education, Multicultural Education, and the Journal for Critical Thought and Praxis. Scott’s first book, Doing Social Justice Education, will be published by Stylus in fall 2020. Additionally, Scott previously served on the NCORE National Advisory Board and currently serves as a leader within NASPA’s Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Knowledge Community and as the Co-Curricular Chair on the Chicago Area Assessment Group. Scott also serves as adjunct faculty in the Master of Social Work Program at DePaul University and consults with universities and non-profit organizations regarding social justice education curriculum design, facilitation, an assessment (http://dscotttharp.wix.com/diversity-consultant).

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