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


575 Memorial Drive
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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.