Developmental Education: Using Assessment and ROI Models to Improve your Program

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Location: online,

Event Date/Time: Apr 29, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 29, 2010
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Developmental Education: Using Assessment and ROI Models to Improve your Program Thursday, April 29, 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. WEBINAR OVERVIEW Is your developmental education program truly working? What happens to the program when the pilot ends and/or the grant runs out? How much does your program really cost? Should you scale up your program? Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more. This action-packed session will teach participants how to truly assess their programs and determine if the success of the program is instructor-specific, which aspects of the program are the keys, and how to maintain successful programs when the program is scaled up. Participants will learn not only why but also how they need to assess their developmental education programs, including how to adjust for individual variables, such as self-selected students, only using star faculty and counselors, and various specific program components. This session will also demonstrate how to calculate the true cost of the program, which may be much lower than previously thought or even turn a profit! Participants will learn their next steps in determining if, how and when to scale up programs, especially when no additional funds are available to support the program. The professional development needs and political process involved in scaling from a boutique program to a full department or campus wide program will also be discussed. PARTICIPANT WILL LEARN HOW TO: * Assess their programs more thoroughly (grade distributions are not enough) * Adjust for variables in program assessment * Use Return on Investment models to determine the true cost of the program * Decide whether or not to scale up the program * Plan for scalability, including navigating the internal political processes WHO SHOULD ATTEND? * Faculty in basic skills disciplines (English writing, English literature, ESL, Mathematics, Counseling) * Deans overseeing any of the above disciplines or programs * Vice Presidents of Instruction * Vice Presidents of Student Services * Project directors for any grants or projects in any of the above disciplines. * Professionals from adult education, community colleges, two-year private colleges and institutes, and four-year public and private universities WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Dr. Barbara S. Illowsky is the former project director of the California Basic Skills Initiative, which provides professional development opportunities to over 63,000 California Community College faculty. Barbara has been a full-time mathematics and statistics faculty member at De Anza College for over 20 years and a part-time faculty member teaching quantitative analysis in San Francisco State Universitys Ed.D. program. She is currently president of the California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges. Barbara earned her B.S. in Mathematics, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University at Albany (previously known as the State University of New York at Albany), her A.M. in Statistics from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in Education, concentrating in Instructional Design for Online Learning, from Capella University. She is the co-author of Collaborative Statistics, a free Open Educational Resource textbook used in high schools, colleges and universities throughout the country and the world. Barbara has contributed to many grant funded projects, often projects, often as lead on assessment and scalability. Enquiries: