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Fall 2013 Assessment Workshop

Office of Assessment Services

Best Practices for Enhancing Course and Program Level Assessment

Friday, November 8, 2013
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Sky Room, Holmes Student Center

by Gloria Rogers, Ph.D.,
Indiana State University


Gloria Rogers

Continually improving our degree programs and ensuring students meet desired learning outcomes is not only something we value, but is expected in this era of accountability. Are you capitalizing on your existing classroom-level assessment data? Are your assessments being used for multiple purposes including grading, program review, accreditation, and the like? Do you feel like you are assessing too much or too little? This session is designed to enhance your assessment practices no matter where you are or wish to be. You will gain a greater understanding of best practices for program assessment, which includes the context of assessment, the use of a common language, and the connection between classroom and program assessment. You will also work through interactive exercises to learn practical ways to strategically select assessment methods.

Dr. Gloria Rogers is a Senior Scholar for the Higher Learning Commission. She has recently taught in the graduate program in Educational Leadership at Indiana State University, and has served as Managing Director for Professional Services at ABET, Inc., Senior Educational Manager for Optimal Global Solutions, and Vice President of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Tentative Agenda

8:30 am
8:55 am
Welcome and introductions
9:00 am
- Context for program assessment
  * Who are we assessing
  * What question are we trying to answer
  * Developing systematic processes
- Importance of a common language
10:00 am
10:15 am
- Similarities and differences between classroom assessment and program assessment
- Writing measurable outcomes and the use of rubrics
- Choosing assessment methods
12:00 pm
Conclusion and workshop evaluation

Office of Assessment Services and Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

Registration Information

This institute is open only to NIU faculty, instructors, SPS, Civil Services staff, and assessment coordinators.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2013. Registration is now closed.

Registered participants will receive workshop materials and a certificate of participation. Please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire morning. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by Monday, November 4, 2013 at so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the institute or program costs can be reduced.

Last Updated: 02/27/2015