Event Date/Time: Feb 17, 2013 End Date/Time: Feb 19, 2013
Registration Date: Feb 13, 2013
Early Registration Date: Dec 07, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 18, 2012
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The conference will include an emphasis on the necessary relationship between faculty/professional development and learning assessment; the relationship between curricular design and learning assessment; learning assessment in the online environment; issues associated with collection and use of data from learning assessment; and the demands of regional accreditation and the possibility of doing assessment in a way that allows for meaningful dialogue about learning assessment while providing documentation for accountability and accreditation purposes.

The design of the conference, as well as pre-and post-conference activities, are intended to encourage institutional teams to register for the conference with the expectation that they will leave the conference with a refined focus and purpose for learning assessment at their institution.

This conference will focus on community college and technical college employees with responsibility for learning assessment, faculty development, student development, curriculum, institutional effectiveness, regional and program-specific accreditation including:

Teaching faculty
Academic affairs administrators and staff
Student affairs administrators and staff


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Conference presentation tracks include: 1. USING DATA Learning assessment data - collection, communication and action • Drawing on mixed methods to understand the student experience • Analyzing data - finding focus and making meaning • Tools and techniques to share findings • Using assessment data to enhance decision-making 2. THEORY AND DESIGN Learning outcomes assessment - developing a working theory • Relevant research in the field • Models of effective assessment practice • Developing a framework to guide practice • Big ideas to motivate and to generate engagement 3. ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICE Learning outcomes assessment - from theory to practice • Creating learning outcomes with lifelong learning in mind • Building an assessment planning cycle • Writing effective learning outcomes • Selecting the appropriate tools to measure the outcome • The role of alignment from unit to program learning outcomes • The role of action research in the assessment process 4. STUDENT AFFAIRS Learning outcomes assessment - student affairs and the assessment of learning beyond the classroom • Innovative and best practices in co-curricular learning assessment • Aligning curricular and co-curricular learning outcomes and assessment • Exploring opportunities for student involvement in learning assessment • Targeted professional development support on learning assessment for student affairs professionals 5. FACULTY & STAFF DEVELOPMENT Learning outcomes assessment - an essential partnership with faculty and staff development • Using established faculty development programming to support assessment initiatives • The role of faculty development in supporting assessment practices (individual, departmental, campus and college) • Creating consistency: the importance of a shared institutional language in assessment practices • Promoting a climate of shared responsibility 6. REGIONAL ACCREDITATION Learning outcomes assessment - regional accreditation as a tool and not an obstacle • Maintaining a focus on learning while documenting compliance • Leveraging regional accreditation toward a sustained focus on learning assessment • Compliance documentation strategies in learning assessment