Event Date/Time: Jul 23, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 25, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jul 06, 2012
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Increased pressure to measure results and stringent accreditation standards are making it necessary for career services officers to move beyond counting office visits, job postings, and placements. A more sophisticated assessment methodology can help you align programming with your goals and justify departmental expenditures.

Structured as a “learn and work” event, you will leave this conference armed with an action plan that will help you integrate a framework for assessment in order to improve student learning. Our expert instructors will share key elements of an outcomes-based assessment plan, including:

* Developing outcomes
* Choosing a method for collecting data
* Analyzing data
* Making decisions about programmatic changes
* Closing the assessment loop by connecting the changes to long-term objectives
* Integrating assessment work into broader program review efforts


This conference is designed either for single learners or for teams who want to come together to solve common problems. Anyone who would benefit from expert critique and guidance to create the framework for an assessment plan is encouraged to attend.

Optional post-conference workshop:
Strategic Planning in Career Services

Participants will be able to identify the most common steps to incorporate strategic planning into the operation of a career center, using a year-long, continuous improvement model, which incorporates setting goals and measurable objectives; ongoing process review and goal/objective refinement; qualitative and quantitative assessment; and annual reporting and updated yearly strategic plan. Participants will develop at least one concrete goal, a set of measurable objectives, and potential activities for further consideration upon return to their career centers, relating them to the strategic planning assessment.


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Rhode Island
United States