Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching


Assessing Knowledge and Skills: The Student, the Tutor and the Instructor | May 9, 2024

How do you know what your students know? As educators our goal is for our students to learn both the content but also broader core academic skills, such as becoming thinkers, researchers, communicators and collaborators. How as instructors can we tell if our students are retaining knowledge and developing their skills? The pandemic, Artificial Intelligence (AI), new technologies, or simply the desire to adapt to the ever-changing university context are encouraging instructors to imagine new ways to assess. This includes assessing if students acquire essential knowledge, but also if they are developing the core skills we want them to have when they graduate so that they can be global citizens.

Have you designed an original assignment to assess specific skills of your students? What did you learn from this experience? 

We want to share in your discoveries, your challenges and the excitement of trying something new. We will also welcome presentations that don’t fully align with our annual conference theme.



The conference will be held in-person at the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta (Map of location), 90km southeast of Edmonton. 

Getting to Camrose

The conference is being held at:

University of Alberta Augustana Campus 4901-46 Avenue Camrose, Alberta, Canada, T4V 2R3. (Map of location)

Staying in Camrose

There are several options for staying in Camrose. Some of the most popular hotels are: Norseman Inn and Ramada Inn Complete list and location of all accommodations in Camrose.


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ACURIT is a small, collegial international conference in Camrose, AB (one hour southeast of Edmonton). The conference provides a place for people engaged in undergraduate education to meet, learn, and discuss ways to improve teaching and the student experience. There are no concurrent sessions and registrations are limited in order to preserve the quality of the experience. This year we have added poster, cracker barrel, and teaching tricks in 300 seconds sessions to allow presenters to demonstrate and attendees to experience first-hand our conference theme of "Learning by Doing".