Waterloo Assessment Institute (CTE7003)

Thursday, May 30, 2024 9:30 am - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Location: In-person, MC 2036

Facilitators: Katherine Lithgow and Veronica Stephenson


The 2024 Waterloo Assessment Institute (WAI) will be held on Tuesday, May 28th and Thursday, May 30th.

Over two days, the WAI helps individuals or teams redesign key assignments in their courses through peer feedback, consultations, and guided work time. Whether you are an individual seeking to improve an assignment, or a team seeking to link an assignment or assignments "horizontally" (across courses in a term) or "vertically" (across courses in different terms or years), WAI provides space, time, expertise, and peer feedback.

Please note, if you are attending as a team, each team member will have to register.

Draft Institute Outline

Day 1 9:30-3:30 Day 2 9:30-3:30
  • Introductions and overview
  • Facilitated small group work
  • Individual planning
  • Lunch
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Work and consultation time
  • Debrief and Day 2 planning
  • Alignment in course design refresher
  • Facilitated small group work
  • Individual planning
  • Lunch
  • Revisions and consultations
  • Facilitated small group final check-in
  • Closing session- planning your next steps 


Registration required (if this is your first time using GoSignMeUp, you will need to set up your account first). If you have changed roles at the University (e.g., graduate student to faculty) please updateyour "Participant Profile" in your GoSignMeUp account.


Many of our workshops have waiting lists, so if you've registered but can't attend, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are studying, working, or visiting at Waterloo. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining information in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for a CTE workshop or event, please contact CTE via email (cte@uwaterloo.ca) or phone (ext. 43153) and include the session’s title and date. Our workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We also welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, or note-takers; notify us if accommodations are needed in this regard. Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.