Students Inspiring Change Forum
The Students Inspiring Change Forum is a university-wide assessment of high impact teaching and learning at Laurier.
The forum aims to discover what makes a difference in students' learning experience both inside and outside the classroom at Laurier.
The Assessment Forum supports Laurier's goal of providing students with an integrated and engaged learning experience by purposefully shaping a meaningful and enriching journey from admission to graduation.
Led by Laurier students and the Teaching and Learning Council, the forum is modeled on the Harvard Assessment Seminars, conceived by Harvard's president, Derek Bok, in 1986 to answer questions:
What are we at Harvard doing well for our undergraduates, and what are not doing so well?
And, once we learn the answers to these questions, how can we tweak or change what we do now to strengthen the undergraduate college experience?
Since its inception, 24 other colleges and universities (including York University and Mt Royal University), and more that 70 faculty members have participated in assessment projects. At Harvard alone, 120 student interviewers have engaged over 2000 Harvard students with in-depth, one-one interviews for two to three hours each.