Enhancing Outcomes-Based Assessment for Student Affairs

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Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 30, 2010
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Enhancing Outcomes-Based Assessment for Student Affairs June 30th, July 14th, July 28th 3-part online workshop http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/859.htm 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. OVERVIEW This on-line workshop is a 3-Part workshop designed to facilitate your campus teams learning as you design programmatic assessment plans. The ultimate intention of this workshop is for you and your institutional team to walk away from the 3-part workshop with a refined assessment plan and/or report, depending on where you are in your assessment process. The webinars are designed to be highly interactive with assignments that you complete and share with colleagues going through the workshop. Such a process ensures the sharing of ideas and solutions across institutions. How fun is that? OBJECTIVES SESSION 1: History and Importance of Outcomes-Based Assessment and Components of an Outcomes-Based Assessment Plan and Report (2 hours) Participants will: * Describe the history of outcomes-based assessment (OBA) * Explain the purpose for OBA * Explain why OBA practice and documentation is so important * Identify the necessary components of an outcomes-based assessment plan and report (OBAP) * Align components of the OBAP with program review, annual planning, strategic planning, and budgeting processes. * Explain the importance of evaluating student learning * Distinguish between learning goals and outcomes * Identify characteristics of measurable and meaningful outcomes SESSION 2: Mapping SLOs to Programs and Services and Designing Evaluation Tools and Criteria (2 hours) Participants will: * Explain the mapping process * Identify at least two different ways to evaluate each outcome * Identify how outcomes need to be refined * Explain the most systematic place to evaluate learning * Explain the difference between methods and tools * Identify evaluation method/tool limitations * Articulate expectations for performance level for each evaluation method * Identify appropriate criteria for each evaluation method/tool, as appropriate SESSION 3: Q and A and Closing the Loop (1 hour) Participants will: * Determine how decisions can be made with this type of data * Identify some documentation solutions that will aid decision-making * Questions and Answer WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This webinar will benefit student affairs professionals who are doing any level of assessment, from assessment of a single workshop to assessment of the entire program. Those responsible for assessment of their division will also benefit. WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Marilee J. Bresciani, Ph.D. is Professor of Postsecondary Education Leadership at San Diego State University, where she coordinates the masters in Student Affairs/Services in community colleges and higher education, the certificate in institutional research, planning, and assessment, and the masters and doctorate in community college leadership. The curriculum at San Diego State University emphasizes student learning centeredness, integration of the curricular and co-curricular learning paradigms, and analysis, planning, and responsible practice of leaders in a socially just and global environment. Dr. Brescianis research focuses on the evaluation of student learning and development. She uses grounded theory to explore how systems and processes contribute to student learning centeredness, which includes the study of leaders roles in these systems and processes. Dr. Bresciani has held faculty and higher education administration positions for over 21 years. In those positions, she has conducted enrollment management research, quantitative and qualitative institutional research, course-embedded assessment, and academic and administrative program assessment. Previously as Assistant Vice President for Institutional Assessment at Texas A&M University and as Director of Assessment at North Carolina State University, Dr. Bresciani led university-wide initiatives to embed faculty-driven outcomes-based assessment in the curriculum. She has led reforms in outcomes-based assessment program review, assessment of general education, quality enhancement, and assessment of the co-curricular. Dr. Bresciani has been invited to present and publish her findings on assessment and is a leading author of five books on assessing student learning and outcomes-based assessment program review. Dr. Bresciani has developed and delivered several courses on assessment of student learning and is reviewer for the Australian Quality Assurance Agency and is also a managing partner in an international assessment and enrollment management consulting firm. Dr. Bresciani holds a Ph.D. in Administration, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University of Nebraska and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Hastings College. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org