Assessment Academy

Assessment Academy 2017 Fall Workshops

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Strategies for Effectively and Efficiently Assessing Student Writing

Date:  September 5, 2017                                 Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: Elise Demeter and Cat Mahaffey
Target audience: Faculty, adjunct faculty, and graduate students teaching or interested in teaching undergraduate courses in any discipline
Workshop objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and implement strategies for giving students meaningful and useful feedback on their writing. Participants will gain an understanding of how to prioritize what type of feedback and how much feedback to give to students on their writing.
  • Understand how to effectively develop and use rubrics to assess student writing.
  • Understand the pedagogical value in offering students frequent writing opportunities and frequent feedback on their writing.
  • Be able to identify strategies for introducing more writing into courses taught, without creating an undue grading burden on the instructor.

Writing SMARTA Student Learning Outcomes

Date: September 12, 2017                                Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: John Frederick
Target Audience: This workshop is for faculty and staff that are involved with developing or revising a Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan and Report.
Workshop Objectives:  Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Compose appropriate student learning outcome statements
  • Explain the differences between course and program outcomes
  • Contrast levels of student learning outcomes
  • Apply S.M.A.R.T.A. criteria to outcome statements

Classroom Assessment Techniques: Assessing Prior Knowledge, Recall and Understanding 

Date: September 14, 2017                                Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: John Frederick
Target Audience: Faculty and others responsible for student learning. This workshop is based on the work of Angelo and Cross (1993) in Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Instructors.
Workshop Objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common techniques for assessing prior knowledge
  • Incorporate classroom assessment feedback to improve teaching and learning

Thinking Strategically: Planning and Prioritizing for the Academic Year

Date: September 19, 2017                                Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: John Frederick
Target Audience: Department Chairs, Directors, Program Administrators, and Staff
Workshop Objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Use existing data to prioritize strategic objectives
  • Develop criteria for prioritizing strategic objectives

Smooth Transitions to Making Program Modifications or Expansions

Date: October 9, 2017                                      Time:   2-3 pm                                      Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: Christine Robinson and Leslie Zenk
Target Audience: Program coordinators and department chairs
Workshop Objectives: Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the practices that have SACSCOC implications.
  • Recognize the Substantive Change compliance processes, actions, and time frames.
  • Recognize where to locate resources if support is needed.

Classroom Assessment Techniques: Assessing Attitudes, Values and Self-Awareness

Date: October 10, 2017                                    Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: John Frederick
Target Audience:  Faculty and others responsible for student learning. This workshop is based on the work of Angelo and Cross (1993) in Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Instructors.
Workshop Objectives: Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify techniques for assessing attitudes and values
  • Incorporate assessment feedback  in course to improve teaching and learning  

Introduction to Compliance Assist for New Faculty/Staff

Date: October 18, 2017                                    Time: 11 am-12 pm                                 Location: TBD
Facilitator: Harriet Hobbs
Target Audience: New Faculty and Staff Responsible for the documentation and reporting of strategic plan updates and/or Student Learning Outcomes
Workshop Objectives: Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate the system and find their departmental data
  • Enter and update strategic planning updates of goals and objectives
  • Enter and update student learning outcomes
  • Print basic summary reports

Developing a Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan and Report

Date: October 25, 2017                                     Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: Cathy Sanders
Target Audience: This introductory workshop is for faculty and staff newly charged with developing a Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan and Report for program-level student learning outcomes.
Workshop Objectives: Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the elements of a Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan and Report, analytic rubrics, and curriculum maps.

Advanced Data Reporting Using Compliance Assist

Date: November 8, 2017                                   Time: 10-11 am                                    Location: Fretwell 420
Facilitator: Harriet Hobbs 
Target Audience: Faculty and staff interested in extracting specific strategic planning or SLO data to answer managerial questions and guide future decision making.
Workshop Objectives: Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Print reports which reveal specific elements of a strategic plan (i.e. all objectives that are on hold, behind, discontinued etc.)
  • Print reports that only reflect certain elements of the template (print only the results and use of results for a given objective, etc.)
  • Use Excel to create scorecards and other useful workbooks for reporting and processing strategic planning and SLO data

Evaluating the Continuous Improvement Process within Your Department

Date: November 9, 2017                                   Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: Kimberly Warren - Assessment Faculty Fellow
Target Audience: Faculty and staff interested in knowing more about SACS assessment expectations and methods for improving the continuous improvement process.
Workshop Objectives: This workshop will cover:

  • Basics of SACS accreditation and the current expectations;
  • Best practices for developing and assessing Student Learning Outcomes (SLO);
  • A case study that details the continuous improvement process in the College of Engineering and how Civil Engineering updated and improved their own process.

Developing Curriculum Maps

Date: November 15, 2017                                 Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: Cathy Sanders
Target Audience: This introductory workshop is for faculty and staff newly charged with developing curriculum maps for educational programs offered by the colleges.
Workshop Objectives:  Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the purpose of a curriculum map and be able to create and use one

A Simple Framework for Conducting a Program Review

Date: November 16, 2017                                 Time: 2-3 pm                                        Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: Harriet Hobbs
Target Audience: staff, faculty, program coordinators, department chairs, and deans who are interested in conducting program reviews
Workshop Objectives: after this session, participants will:

  • Understand the phases and timeline of program review and become familiar with the key components of a self-study
  • Review steps and plans to organize an effective site visit (if applicable), and organize a departmental response to the report (action plan)

Examining the Efficacy of Add-on Licensure Programming AIG Education

Date: November 30, 2017                                 Time:   2-3 pm                            Location: Fretwell 310
Facilitator: Elise Demeter and Michael Matthews
Target Audience: Program directors, faculty, and graduate students interested in assessing outcomes of a graduate certificate or related program in teacher education
Workshop Objectives: Upon conclusion of the workshop, participants will understand:

  • The importance of assessment and evaluation of graduate-level programming in education, particularly in the context of a regulatory environment that seeks to replace such programming with other alternatives that are not based in institutions of higher education
  • The general kinds of data available from the North Carolina Education Research Data Center at Duke University
  • Practical considerations surrounding the use of NCERDC and institutional data to evaluate teacher education programming, and how these may inform futures study in related areas

***Please visit again for Upcoming 2018 Spring Workshops***

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