Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and UBC jointly hosted an “Assessment Workshop” on June 11, 2018 at the Melville Centre for Dialogue at KPU’s Richmond campus. This workshop was supported by a $5,000 grant from the CPA Education Foundation (CPAEF) under the CPAEF Speaker Series program.
Speakers for this workshop included CPA Canada’s Katherine-Anne Letourneau CPA CA, Dr. Sid Ali, a psychometrician, and Dr. Kristie Dukewich, an evidence based developer for higher education. This hands-on session explored how to choose the right assessment tool which best matches what is being tested, designing exam items to match learning outcomes, and applying multiple choice question best practices. At the end of the workshop, attendees gained an improved ability to reflect on the efficacy of their exams and discovered new ways to improve exam design and teaching. The workshop was organized by Alym Amlani, a faculty member at both KPU and UBC.
The CPAEF provides funding through a Speaker Series program whereby BC post secondary institutions can bring speakers to their business school to support faculty development. Each institution can apply for up to $2,500 up to twice a year. Joint applications are also encouraged.
To find out more about the Speaker Series as well as other supports for students and faculty, visit the CPAEF website or contact David Chiang CPA CA, CPABC’s vice-president member advice and programs.
CPAEF is proud of its 25 Years of Giving to KPU and wishes students and faculty continued success.