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Assessment, Teaching and Learning (ATL)

Faculty play a lead role in the success of our students. 

Faculty members comprise 53 percent of employees in our 34 community and technical colleges in Washington state (in 2014-15). The office of Assessment, Teaching, and Learning offers a wide range of events designed to foster faculty success as they create significant learning experiences for students.

The statewide Assessment, Teaching and Learning Community (ATLC) includes educators, administrators, and institutional researchers — representing both two-year and four-year institutions in Washington — who provide campus leadership to strengthen teaching and learning through assessment and faculty development.


Bill Moore
Director, K-12 Partnerships

Jennifer Whetham
Program Administrator, Faculty Development

Jackie Eppler-Clark
Instructional Services Specialist


Find Out About ATL Events

Sign up for the ATLC eList to find out about upcoming conferences, retreats and other professional learning experiences. The Math eList is designed for math department faculty and administrators interested in discussing curriculum and policy issues.

You can also check out the College System and SBCTC Calendar.

ATL Conference

The 2018 ATL Conference is focused around the fourth design principle of a guided pathways approach — Ensuring Student Learning. Pre-conference workshops, plenary sessions, and featured concurrent sessions will explore faculty agency in designing, developing, and implementing a guided pathways approach; as well as assessment of learning outcomes as equity and social justice work.

Placement 360

In partnership with expert practitioners from our community and technical college system and funded by College Spark, Placement 360 offers cross-functional campus teams a yearlong mentorship opportunity to implement multiple measures on a broad scale to effectively, efficiently, and equitably place students.

New Faculty Institute

This two-day event, offered annually in early fall, provides faculty who are new to a position, an institution, or the system opportunity to collaboratively explore the complexities of navigating a professional identity as a faculty member at a two-year college and cultivating a reflective teaching practice.

Equitable Teaching Practices

Our office is committed to supporting faculty who are passionate about social justice and eliminating equity gaps.

ATL Retreats for Professional Developers

Do you play a key role in professional development in your department or on your campus?  The Assessment, Teaching and Learning Retreats, offered fall, winter, and spring quarters, are designed to strengthen and bolster the state-wide community of practice (CoP) for educators in our system who are passionate about creating high quality professional learning experiences for colleagues.

Using Evidence for Improvement

Large scale change initiatives focused on improving the quality of student experiences are essential if students are to succeed in higher education. The Teaching and Learning National Institute provides your campus team a carefully coordinated mix of plenaries, concurrent sessions, and focused team-time as you develop a two year action plan to examine, improve, and support what happens in the classrooms and other learning contexts across your campus.



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