This audio conference is offered by Inside Higher Ed and sponsored on campus by the Office of Academic Assessment.
The description of the conference below is from http://events.webeventservices.com/insidehighered/2011/0120/.
UNI faculty and staff who missed this audio conference
may contact Donna Vinton for a copy of the PowerPoint slides.
Assessment is increasingly a reality in higher education as accreditors, the federal government, and other stakeholders demand concrete measures of student success. Many colleges continue to struggle to find ways to develop effective assessment systems that: (1) engage educators and students and (2) lead to robust and useful results. The aim is to use those results to stimulate dialogue about how to address patterns of weakness in student performance through pedagogy, instruction, educational practices, and the redesign of curricula and co-curricular programs.
On Thursday, January 20, at 1 p.m. Eastern [Noon, Central Time], Peggy Maki, a leading national consultant on assessment, will lead an audio conference on these issues.
Among the topics she will cover:
• Perspectives on national assessment issues
• Proposed responses to national trends— some missing elements in the assessment process.
• Elements of a collaborative, problem-based framework to assess student learning
• How to keep everyone informed – on campus and off – in ways that provide necessary information without creating panic.
• How to develop open-ended research questions focused on teaching and learning
• A case study that exemplifies a collaborative, problem-based approach.
• How to produce robust and useful results from assessment.
The program will feature a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question-and-answer period. The entire program will last one hour.
The conference is ideal for:
• Academic affairs
• Assessment officials
• Institutional research
• Department heads