7. How do faculty use the DDP?
Faculty use the DDP as a teaching tool as well as a source of information for advising, curriculum design, professional development, and program assessment. For faculty, the DDP provides not only a means of assisting students to analyze their performance but also an open, collaborative space in which they can share with colleagues on campus information about their teaching and student learning.
In their teaching, faculty use the DDP to do the following:
- Assess and respond to student work-a key performance itself and/or a student's self assessment of their key performance
- Identify patterns in the past performance of individual students (or an entire class) so teaching responds more directly to students' learning needs
- Structure "integrating moments" within a course or program in which students analyze their past key performances in order to identify patterns in their learning and make plans for their continued development.
As advisors, curriculum designers, professional educators, and program assessors, faculty use the DDP to:
- Help students identify and act on their learning needs and educational aspirations as they are reflected in key performances on the DDP
- Analyze information about student performance across courses, Alverno abilities, programs, or majors to support program assessment and curriculum development
- Share best practices in assessment design and responses to student performance
- Browse reference materials, such as criteria for Alverno abilities, advanced outcomes for majors and support areas, and Alverno's self assessment framework