Assessment Training And Research Institute (ATARI)

Venue: Spring Hill Suites Marriot

Location: Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Event Date/Time: May 21, 2009 End Date/Time: May 23, 2009
Registration Date: May 08, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 08, 2009
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Office of University Assessment @ Florida A&M University Presents

Assessment Training and Research Institute
OVERVIEW AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In higher education, assessment is gradually being accepted as a way we do business. This has always not been the case. Pressures from the public and requirements to document institutional effectiveness are some of the forces that have brought us to this point. It is a good thing that institutions are waking up the clarion call to provide solid evidence of student learning outcomes. However, even in this standards-driven era, many new assessment professionals and program faculty, especially in minority institutions; do not have the affiliation or the opportunity to develop the skills needed to fulfill their assessment responsibilities.

As minority institutions grapple to understand the larger implications of the need to forge campus wide assessment cultures and meet assessment mandates, it has become necessary to provide rigorous training and professional development opportunities that prepare individuals to lead these institutions in effectively implementing the much needed systematic assessment systems. Unfortunately, not many such opportunities currently exist that are available to support these institutions.

The Assessment Training and Research Institute aims to streamline a professional development agenda that will provide continuous support to institutional personnel from minority institutions, who desire to retrain or to newcomers desirous of hands-on training to get up to speed in installing a systematic assessment system.

Participants of the ATARI will be guided through each step of the F.A.M.O.U.S. approach and be provided hands-on experiences necessary to implement and manage successful assessment systems.

Participants will:
• Enhance their skills to provide effective leadership in installing an assessment system.
• Gain a thorough understanding of the F.A.M.O.U.S. assessment approach.
• Use the F.A.M.O.U.S. approach to implement an effective assessment system in any environment.
• Be equipped to conduct assessment workshops on their campuses.
• Facilitate the development or revision of existing institutional assessment plans.
• Submit research proposals for the annual conference.
• Be motivated to continuous personal development.

Venue

1300 Executive Center Drive
Tallahassee
Florida
United States
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Additional Information

Florida A&M University Presents You are cordially invited to the 1st annual Assessment Training and Research Institute At The Spring Hill Suites Marriot, Tallahassee, FL. May 21-23, 2009 Hosted by the Office of University Assessment @ Florida A&M University Come learn how to streamline the process of assessment into six precise steps. Be a part of a professional development agenda that will provide continuous support and forge a simplified assessment process that meets internal and external requirements. Participants at the ATARI will be guided through each step of the FAMOUS approach and provided ample hands-on experiences that will give them the confidence necessary to implement and manage a successful assessment system. MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW! For registration information and event details, send an email with your contact information to brandi.newkirk@famu.edu. Or go to http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?a=Assessment&p=ATARI Please direct all further inquiries to the Office of University Assessment, 850-412-5266.

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