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PLNU Workship-Effective Assessment Practices

How do leading institutions emphasize student learning outcomes as a way to more effectively communicate the quality, meaning and integrity of the degree? PLNU Assessment Workshop  San Diego, CA November 6, 2013  9:30am to 4:00pm Registration fee: $75/attendee This event is designed as an open forum for faculty and academic leaders to meet with national leaders in higher education to help build institutional value through effective assessment practices. Who should attend? Chief Academic Officers, Deans, Department and Program Chairs, Assessment Directors and Coordinators, Institutional Research, Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALOs) and Curricular and Co-curricular Assessment Coordinators, Faculty who sit on Assessment Committees. REGISTRATION

Continuous Academic Improvement through Assignment of Credit Compliance

Presented by: Dr. Marsha Watson President of the Board of Directors, AALHE Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation National Louis University Dr. Kathleen Gorski Director of Assessment National Louis University On July 1, 2011, federal regulations concerning the assignment of academic credit took effect.  The "credit hour" is now codified in terms of the Carnegie unit (aka "seat time)  Like other institutions of higher learning, National Louis University needed to move quickly to confirm compliance by reviewing current practices, and articulating expectations of the five basic delivery formats (face-to-face; online; hybrid; internship; independent study) and time-on-task for student in- and out-of-class activities. Dr. Marsha Watson, a long-time assessment professional, is co-founder and current President of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)

Center for Higher Education Outlines Needed Changes

Taking Charge by Andrew Kelly and Andrew Lautzenheiser from the Center of Higher Education Reform discusses the need for change at the state level of higher education systems. The report outlines a number of changes that include innovation, cost effectiveness, learning outcomes, assessment, and legislative changes. It indicates that these changes are necessary if the U.S. is going to meet coming labor demands.  The report discusses that 31 states still have budget deficits and they look to higher education to drive growth and innovation. Degree related positions are likely to increase based upon the inherent necessity of the market. By 2018 it is expected that nearly 2/3rds of all jobs will require a secondary degree in 2-year job skills training. The U.S. will also not meet these education needs falling short about 3 million people.  Furthermore, the traditional 18-22 year old that attends a campus is less than a quarter of the population. Most students will be above the a

Seminar on Student Learning Outcomes-Should you assess individual students?

Presenter: Dr. David Shupe When colleges and universities first began doing outcomes assessment, they were told to create anonymous data by not retaining the names of the students whose work they were assessing.   Dr. David Shupe will here focus on twelve positive reasons to now move beyond that, that is, twelve good things that can happen as a direct result of assessing the work of named students. David is Chief Innovation Officer at eLumen. Previously he was System Director for Academic Accountability for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Development at Inver Hills Community College (MN), and as the founding director of the Master of Liberal Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. David received his PhD from Syracuse University. Who should attend this webinar?  Any person who has responsibility for student learning outcomes assessment at their institution (e.g., SLO Coordinators,