Event Date/Time: Jul 23, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 24, 2009
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Description

Increased pressure to improve efficiency and accountability are making it necessary for all first year programs to demonstrate their contributions to student learning, retention, and development. First year programming offers a unique opportunity to assess outreach across campus and tie together the educational experience for students with clear, shared goals. A more sophisticated assessment methodology that moves past student satisfaction can help you align programming with these goals and justify departmental expenditures, staffing decisions, and program changes.



Join us to develop a first year student programs assessment plan to take back to your institution.We will discuss key elements of an outcomes-based assessment plan, including:


* Developing learning objectives for first year student programs


* Developing and refining learning outcomes


* Choosing a practical method for collecting data


* Creating measurement tools and identifying indicators of student learning


* Analyzing data


* Making decisions about programmatic changes


* Identifying next steps for creating your assessment plan

Venue

575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
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Who should attend: Individuals responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing first year programs (including first year seminars, orientation, and first year learning communities) will gain the skills necessary to begin building a framework for an assessment effort on their campus.

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