Join a cohort of peers in higher education to learn the key elements and processes in program assessment. The workshop is designed to provide you with best practices and tools to lead the assessment process, regardless of your discipline/area of focus.
Participate in individual and group exercises to define and apply efficient assessment processes at your institution. You will develop educational objectives and measurable student outcomes, utilize tools for evaluation and reporting and discover new ways to engage faculty by implementing decision-making tools and responsive leadership methods. At the end, you will have acquired the knowledge, skills and confidence to successfully lead the program assessment process.
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Explain the context and process for assessment of student learning.
- Determine program educational objectives and student learning outcomes.
- Choose and utilize appropriate methods for assessing student learning outcomes.
- Develop efficient and effective processes for data collection, evaluation and reporting.
- Lead the continuous improvement process for a program.
Who Should Attend:
- Assessment committee members
- Faculty members
- Program directors from any discipline
- Those responsible for institutional assessment
- Those responsible for program assessment and/or curriculum
- Those interested in continuous improvement through program assessment
What People Are Saying About This Workshop:
“This workshop provided an excellent introduction to the language, process, and best practices in the assessment of student learning. In particular, the embedded activities allow participants to apply newly gained knowledge to real examples and discuss the challenges associated with such a complex topic. This would be an ideal development opportunity for new program coordinators, department chairs, and other faculty involved in the assessment process.”
“As an assessment beginner, I feel that the workshop was extremely helpful in providing me with a sufficient foundation of knowledge about the assessment process as a whole. I also believe it provided a great foundation for faculty members who have little experience with assessment. Although the material was focused on higher education curriculum assessment I feel as if I can adapt the material to non-profit program assessment and other forms of student learning.”