To my regulars…please excuse me while I extend a brief welcome to any colleagues who find their way here from the CADE course website. Feel free to poke around, leave some comments and participate in any conversations that may get going from time to time.
In case you are wondering, CADE is an online course for faculty members from Jesuit colleges and universities in the U.S. (perhaps I should say North America, as one of my “classmates” is from Mexico City). CADE stands for Competency Assessment in Distributed Education. I signed up for this workshop for several reasons; partly because I’m our department assessment coordinator (and more recently have taken on the college assessment coordinator role), and partly because of its focus on a Cognitive Apprenticeship framework for developing meaningful learning experiences for students, something I’ve been pursuing on my own for the last couple of semesters.