What's Happening in Lab? Multi-Dimensional Assessment Tools to Track Student Experience through a Unit Operations Laboratory Sequence
Unit operations laboratory courses culminate many topics from the curriculum and are often the first time students apply their knowledge in hands-on settings. However, many instructors do not directly assess key learning objectives, creating a disparity between desired and actual learning. Using multiple assessment tools, we analyzed student survey and test data throughout a unit operations laboratory sequence to reveal student attitudes and perceptions of their learning experience alongside their actual knowledge and abilities gained.