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Reducing Student Assessment Anxiety FIG

The purpose of the Reducing Student Assessment Anxiety Faculty Interest Group (FIG) is to explore adult learning theory and how it can be applied to the classroom in a way that helps reduce student assessment anxiety.

Tentative topics include:

    • Strategies for students- journaling, developing a growth mindset, empowering students, partnering with students in their learning
    • Strategies for faculty- assessment development, teaching for mastery, grading schema

The meetings are from 12:00-3:00pm online via Zoom on the following days:

Topic 1: Effects of Stress & Anxiety on Learning & Student Performance
Date & Time: Friday, March 24, 2023 from 12:00-3:00pm

Topic 2: Empowering Students in Their Own Learning
Date & Time: Friday, April 7, 2023 from 12:00-3:00pm

Topic 3: Partnering with Students in the Classroom
Date & Time: Friday, April 21, 2023 from 12:00-3:00pm

Topic 4: Evidence-Based Practices for Effective Teaching
Date & Time: Friday, May 5, 2023 from 12:00p-3:00pm

For more information, please contact Kris Tolman at or Silke Morin at


The application deadline has passed.