Events

Webinar- Aligning for Learning: Evaluating Connections

3.29.17 - 3.29.17

This webinar presents the importance of alignment in relation to validity of learning and evaluation of program effectiveness as well as explores implications for ways to address misunderstandings in the larger field of higher education around high quality competency-based education (CBE) programs through communication of internal alignment. The webinar is hosted by American Institutes for Research and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.

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Meaning, Quality, and Integrity of Degrees: Exploring Approaches, Models, & Tools

5.18.17 - 5.18.17

Honolulu, HI

This newly revamped and revised MQID workshop provides a hands-on, practical approach designed to allow participants to consider and explore a variety of models, resources, and tools that institutions can use to identify and communicate the meaning, quality, and integrity of degrees. Presenters will share their institutional frameworks and strategies, and will assist participants in creating actionable plans for their own institutions.

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Learning Impact Leadership Institute

5.16.17 - 5.19.17

Denver, CO

The goal of the Learning Impact Leadership Institute is to speed progress towards creating an open ecosystem to support next generation digital learning and to recognize innovative applications of technology to improve educational access, affordability, and quality. We anticipate 500+ executive level attendees from around the world.

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Assessment 101: The Assessment Cycle, Clear and Simple

2.27.17 - 2.27.17

Claremont, CA

“Assessment 101 is a practical introduction to the basics of assessing student learning for any administrator, faculty member, or other educator. The workshop offers a broad introduction to the terminology of student learning outcomes assessment and the rationale behind the process, with special emphasis on the first steps of the assessment cycle. At each step, you’ll learn about good practices, benefits, common misunderstandings, and pitfalls to avoid. Topics addressed will be equally applicable to general education, liberal arts majors, and professional programs at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.”

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JNGI 2017 Gateway Course Experience Conference

2.26.17 - 2.28.17

Las Vegas, NV

The theme of the conference is “Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Success in Gateway Courses.”

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The Changing Faculty: Exploring and Creating New Faculty Models for Student Success & Institutional Effectiveness

1.18.17 - 1.18.17

Pomona, CA

While full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty were once the norm in American higher education, more than two-thirds of the American professoriate now work on contingent contracts. This fundamental shift in the academic workforce raises critical questions not only for faculty, but for the public, students, quality assurance agencies, and the institutions themselves.

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Building a Culture of Quality: A Retreat for Institutional Leaders

1.17.17 - 1.17.17

Pomona, CA

“At their heart, WSCUC accreditation standards are simply a definition of a quality institution of higher education in the 21st century, and the purpose of accreditation is to move your institution to an even greater level of excellence. In this retreat, we will move away from focusing on individual accreditation standards to focus on this big picture: What is a quality institution of higher education in the 21st century? What steps can you take to move it to greater levels of excellence…and thereby strengthen your compliance with WSCUC accreditation standards?”

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Assessment 201: Advanced Topics in Assessment

11.18.16 - 11.18.16

San Francisco, CA

“Assessment 201: Advanced Topics in Assessment is the ideal follow-up to Assessment 101. Learn about best practices, strategies, and approaches to problem-solving that can take your assessment program to the next level. If your efforts got off to a good start but now seem stuck, if you need to close the loop, or if you’re wondering how to get broader engagement, Assessment 201 could be just the ticket.”

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Webinar: Credential Engine Registry Technical Deep Dive

11.18.16 - 11.18.16

10:00 am – 11:30 am

This webinar on November 18, 2016, will be formatted for Technical Advisory Committee members and other partners who want to learn more about the technical aspects of the Registry and its related services. This webinar session will be formatted to help partners, potential partners and other stakeholders. Topics will include: Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), Credential Engine Registry APIs, and Credential Search App Prototype Source Code.

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Webinar: Credential Engine Registry Services and Support Plan

11.17.16 - 11.17.16

10am – 11:30am

The theme across the topics will be moving forward with guidance and support for credentialing and quality assurance organizations to pilot the Credential Engine Registry and continue to utilize its services beyond the pilot period. Topics discussed during this webinar include: Credential Transparency Description Lagnague (CTDL), Credential Engine Registry, and the Credential Search App Prototype.

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2016 Institute: Learning in a Competence-Based World

11.07.16 - 11.08.16

Chicago, IL

Scheduled to coincide with the CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) conference pre-conference days, this interactive two-day Institute will give professionals who work with (and within) competence-based approaches to learning an opportunity to learn, develop and refine specific practices that help learners actually develop the competencies they seek. This includes strategies and approaches that help learners learn from experience, and apply that learning while enhancing their performance in specific contexts.

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Call for Proposals – Learning Impact Leadership Institute

11.01.16 - 11.01.16

Denver, CO

Share how you are shaping the future of education. We are seeking sessions that will help institutions across K-20 speed progress towards adoption of fully integrated learning platforms, digital content, tools and data to achieve better teaching and learning experiences.

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The Big Five: Addressing Core Competencies

10.20.16 - 10.21.16

Pomona, CA

“The workshop is designed for institutional teams that – ideally – will include faculty and other educators representing each of the five core competencies. Academic administrators and assessment coordinators would also be good additions to a team. However, individual participants are more than welcome to attend and will be encouraged, during hands-on activities, to work with other individuals. If you have attended previous WSCUC workshops on this or similar topics, this workshop will help you refresh your approaches, gain new ideas, and engage with a community of scholars and practitioners doing this work.”

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2016 CBE Exchange

10.19.16 - 10.21.16

Phoenix, AZ

CBExchange is designed as an interactive workshop, this conference is exclusively dedicated to helping you understand, plan or enhance competency-based education through facilitated sessions, focused on listening, learning and leading.

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Meaning, Quality, and Integrity of Degrees: Exploring Approaches, Models, & Tools

10.19.16 - 10.19.16

Pomona, CA

This newly revamped and revised MQID workshop provides a hands-on, practical approach designed to allow participants to consider and explore a variety of models, resources, and tools that institutions can use to identify and communicate the meaning, quality, and integrity of degrees. Presenters will share their institutional frameworks and strategies, and will assist participants in creating actionable plans for their own institutions.

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2016 C-BEN Fall Convening

10.18.16 - 10.19.16

Phoenix, AZ

The C-BEN Fall 2016 Convening will serve as an exclusive opportunity to engage key issues related to quality program design, equity and policy & regulation.

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On the Road to Improving the Credentialing Ecosystem: Next Steps for the Credential Registry

9.19.16 - 9.19.16

Washington, DC.

“The Credential Transparency Initiative (CTI) invites you to participate in an upcoming conference of the CTI Collaborative, the broad group of stakeholders who have been contributing to the creation of a web-based Credential Registry.”

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America's Promise Grant Opportunity: Creating Strategies for Competitive Proposals

8.25.16 - 8.25.16

U.S. Department of Labor

“The U.S. Department of Labor is making available $100 million in funding for the new America's Promise Grant Opportunity. DOL is seeking proposals, due August 25, that enhance regional partnerships, build strong career pathways and credentialing opportunities, and provide free tuition for participants in a variety of training activities, including apprenticeships, based on local labor and H-1B occupational demand.”

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Central States Communication Association Convention

4.13.16 - 4.17.16

Grand Rapids, MI

The theme of this year’s convention is “Foundation” in order to celebrate a place where colleagues can discuss new teaching ideas, friends can reconnect, and all of us can maintain and build grounding and stability as communication scholars.

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Southern States Communication Association Convention

4.06.16 - 4.10.16

Austin, TX

The theme of the 86th Annual SSCA Convention is “Communication and Science”.

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Eastern Communication Association Convention

3.30.16 - 4.03.16

Baltimore, MD

The theme of the convention is “[R]evolution” in the communication discipline. Are the field, our scholarship, and our teaching best served by a series of slow, incremental changes, or is it time to promote radical, pervasive overthrow of the status quo?

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Webinar- The Rise of 'Alt Credit': Why, Who and What's Next

3.03.16 - 3.03.16

Unaccredited pathways to academic credit have gained national attention as prominent foundations, higher ed associations and the Department of Education have announced projects designed to highlight, legitimize and subsidize them. Examples that already have substantial enrollments include providers of ACE Credit recommended courses, Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), low-priced certificates and tech focused bootcamps. Why have these pathways enjoyed initial success? Who offers these pathways and what do they do? How is 'quality' measured? How are regulators responding and what does the future hold? How should accredited colleges respond?

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Webinar- The Beta Credentials Framework: Exploring Applications and Field Tests

2.25.16 - 2.25.16

This webinar will focus on the Beta Credentials Framework - what it is, how it was developed, how it is organized, and - most importantly - what YOU can do with it. The Webinar will also preview a hot-off-the press Guidebook that outlines potential applications for the Framework, such as comparing credentials and stacking credentials.

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Webinar: Developing a Common Language for Connecting Credentials

2.19.16 - 2.19.16

How can a user make sense of the array of degrees, certificates, industry certifications, licenses, badges/micro-credentials, and other credentials in use in the marketplace? Learn about three initiatives that focus on how to establish common language that can make credentials easier to understand, compare and combine.

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Webinar: Flexible Credentialing Pathways Leading to Family-Sustaining Jobs

2.11.16 - 2.11.16

Career Pathways continue to evolve incorporating stackable credentials along the pathway. Learn about different approaches to stack and align credentials in career pathways, and participate with the panelists in a dialogue about leveraging Perkins and Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding in credentialing pathways.

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Webinar- Creating more nimble and flexible mechanisms for assuring assessment and credential quality

1.27.16 - 1.27.16

Competency Assessment is an essential element for both Competency Based Education models and the multiple forms of credentials in the marketplace. Efficiency, but providing sufficient evidence that permit appropriate inferences and builds confidence, are keys to a fully synchronized and robust credentialing system.

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Webinar: Innovations in Credit for Prior Learning

1.22.16 - 1.22.16

Credit for prior learning practices have grown significantly over the past few years. Learn about three innovations for learners to earn credit toward degree completion, and participate in a dialogue with the panelists about future opportunities in credit for prior learning.

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Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials

2.17.16 - 2.17.16

Washington, DC

“The Parchment Summit will explore the future of credentials through a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops. Our goal is to foster multidisciplinary collaboration between technologists and practitioners, higher education leaders and employers, that believe in the transformative potential of technology in extending the reach and meaning of academic credentials.”

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2016 Undergraduate Teaching Workshop: Assignments Charrette for Introductory Courses

1.07.16 - 1.10.16

Atlanta, GA

The Charrette will explore the roles that assignments can play in history courses, as well as their connections to both student learning outcomes and assessment. Featuring John Savagian (Alverno College) and Laura Westhoff (Univ. of Missouri St. Louis).

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Webinar 1:00-2:30pm CST - College/Employer Partnerships—Collaboration through Credit for Prior Learning

11.19.15 - 11.19.15

“A growing number of community colleges, universities, and higher education consortia are partnering with employers, unions, and professional associations to align and articulate corporate and workplace training and certifications, building on local relationships and earlier, successful efforts and lessons learned with the articulation of military training. In the last webinar of the 2015 CUP Series, partner organizations and institutions will offer strategies and practices for creating more streamlined pathways and related services.”

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2016 NCA Annual Convention

11.19.15 - 11.22.15

Las Vegas, NV

The theme of the NCA 101st Annual Convention is “Embracing Opportunities”.

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2015 National Conference on Students in Transition

10.17.15 - 10.19.15

Baltimore, MD

“Students experience significant transitions from the beginning of their undergraduate experience through graduation. As college educators, we are challenged to provide support for them and improve their entire undergraduate experience. At the 22nd National Conference on Students in Transition, attendees will share with and learn from each other the latest trends, initiatives, best practices, ideas, research, and assessment strategies focused on supporting student success in the first college year and beyond. Proposals are due by July 22, 2015. Conference tracks include: Sophomore issues; The transfer student experience; The senior year; and The first year.”

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2015 Close It Summit

10.13.15 - 10.15.15

Washington, DC

The summit focuses on the demand driven models for skills, competencies, and advancing talent pipeline, and welcomes participants with expertise in the competency employment space. Close It Summit is a terrific networking, engaging and informing summit full of experts bringing their passion and brilliance to share in the space of new pathways to employment.

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The Journal of Competency- Based Education

9.01.15 - 9.01.15

Wiley & Sons in partnership with Western Governors University (WGU) is launching a new journal called the Journal of Competency-Based Education. It is a peer-reviewed, online journal intended for circulation in the higher education community.

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Webinar 12:00-1:30 CST: Assuring the labor market relevance of credentials

8.27.15 - 8.27.15

The Lumina Foundation is pleased to invite you to join in a series of online conversations about ways to transform our nation’s highly diverse and fragmented credentialing system into one that is student-centered and learning-based.

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Webinar 12:00-1:30 CST: Informing employer decision-making about credentials

8.21.15 - 8.21.15

The Lumina Foundation is pleased to invite you to join in a series of online conversations about ways to transform our nation’s highly diverse and fragmented credentialing system into one that is student-centered and learning-based.

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Webinar 12:00-1:30 CST: Creating pathways to quality credentials for low-income, low-skill learners

7.24.15 - 7.24.15

The Lumina Foundation is pleased to invite you to join in a series of online conversations about ways to transform our nation’s highly diverse and fragmented credentialing system into one that is student-centered and learning-based.

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Webinar 12:00-1:30 CST: Building trust in the assessment and validation of competencies represented by different kinds of credentials

7.17.15 - 7.17.15

The Lumina Foundation is pleased to invite you to join in a series of online conversations about ways to transform our nation’s highly diverse and fragmented credentialing system into one that is student-centered and learning-based.

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2015 AAC&U’s Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments

7.14.15 - 7.18.15

Newark, DE

“The Institute is designed to support faculty and administrative teams in leading change that deepens students’ integrative capacities over time—including their ability to connect disciplinary knowledge and inquiry gained through the curriculum and co-curriculum to responsible choices in their communities and careers.”

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2015 Institute on Best Practices in Institutional Effectiveness

7.12.15 - 7.15.15

New Orleans, LA

Dr. Dan McInerney, Utah State University, will conduct a one-day workshop on the DQP.

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2015 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium

6.13.15 - 6.17.15

Portland, OR

The consortium consists of 131 private colleges and universities from across the country that share assessment and institutional data to advance the missions of their institutions. The HEDS Annual Conference brings together people from both HEDS institutions and institutions not in HEDS in an informal setting to present on and discuss topics related to assessment, institutional research, and institutional effectiveness. (Proposals are accepted through April 1, 2015.)

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2015 AAC&U’s Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success

6.09.15 - 6.13.15

Madison, WI

This year’s program follows four primary tracks: high-impact and highly effective educational practices and pedagogies; problem-focused, evidence-based work for deep learning and degree attainment; methods of building and scaling up student success initiatives; and the politics of change.

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CAEL Spring Workshops

4.27.15 - 4.30.15

Chicago, IL

Prior Learning Assessment 101. April 27, (8:30am – 4:30pm). Learn the “nuts and bolts” of how to design and implement PLA at colleges and universities to ensure that it is both attractive to students and consistent with high academic standards.

Prior Learning Assessment 102. April 28 (8:30am – 4:30pm) & April 29 (8:30am – 12:30pm). For those who already have an understanding of PLA, expand your knowledge with PLA 201. By examining institutional context, principles of organizational change, and research on the impact of PLA practices, participants will be prepared to develop a program that becomes part of the college’s approach to student learning. Highly interactive, we will use sample documents, scenarios and existing institutional examples to identify elements of sound PLA practice.

Competency Based Education. April 30, (8:30am – 4:30pm). his workshop will provide an overview of CBE and competency-based assessment, including a look at long-standing models and some of the new ones that have been developed. Participants will be able to begin assessing their institutional readiness for CBE as it relates to business modeling, market demand and outreach, faculty and staff preparedness and academic program design and development.

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2015 Academic Resource Conference

4.22.15 - 4.24.15

Oakland, CA

This year's ARC theme is “Student Success: Higher Ed's Imperative”. The conference will focus on ensuring student success and making clearer for ourselves and others the relationship between individual student success and the value of higher education in serving broad societal goals. On April 23, 1:45-2:45 pm, Sharon Valente, Jillian Kinzie, Nancy Quam-Wickham, and Josh Ashenmiller will present “DQP/Tuning at a WSCUC Institution”.

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Western Academic Leadership Forum

4.22.15 - 4.24.15

Boise, ID

The Forum meets annually to discuss issues affecting higher education in the WICHE region, promote the use of new technologies, and collaborate on plans for regional initiatives. The working theme is Calibrating Your Leadership through New Landscapes.

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2015 AACRAO Annual Meeting

4.12.15 - 4.15.15

Baltimore, MD

“Over the past century, AACRAO has positioned itself as a recognized source for information on student admissions, academic records, international education, and enrollment management. AACRAO remains committed to expanding the scope and breadth of our programmatic offerings to meet the changing demands and needs of the professions we serve.”

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Higher Learning Commission 2015 Annual Conference

3.29.15 - 3.31.15

Chicago, IL

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Call for Applications - CAEL’s Assistance in Developing CBE Programs

3.20.15 - 3.20.15

Through support from the Lumina Foundation, CAEL is providing training for staff and faculty at 15-20 institutions (5-7 per year) to help them understand competency-based education (CBE) and decide whether to commit to building a program. CAEL is currently looking for 6-7 institutions to participate in the final cohort. They are seeking institutions in the earliest stages of investigating the benefits and challenges associated with CBE. Additional technical assistance will be provided to a subset of the institutions to begin the process of implementing CBE and assessment. The application deadline is March 20.

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Webinar 1:00-2:30pm CST - Part 2: How do we build an effective credit for prior learning program at our institutions?

3.10.15 - 3.10.15

“A growing number of institutions are launching or expanding CPL programs and services to meet increased demand among contemporary college students. At the same time, institutions face a plethora of challenges regarding how to create and sustain good policy and practice. Learn from a group of institutions about what they consider critical implementation questions, including alignment with mission, identifying program parameters, building sufficient infrastructure, and developing feedback mechanisms. Also, hear how institutions are beginning to collect and analyze completion data by CPL option.”

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NILOA's Assignment Charrette

3.09.15 - 3.09.15

Boulder, CO

The charrette is intended for faculty members who are designing and using assignments linked to proficiencies set forth in the DQP. We are especially eager to focus on assignments that address the DQP proficiencies of civic and global learning, as well as assignments from those who work at minority-serving institutions or who teach diverse student populations. Applications are due by January 12, 2015.

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Webinar 1:00-2:30pm CST - Part 1: What is Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) and why should it be recognized?

3.05.15 - 3.05.15

“There is much interest these days in credit for prior learning (CPL) and how it can help re-engage, retain, and graduate returning adult learners. There is also much confusion about what CPL is and how to implement it. Learn about the comprehensive CPL program models that include a range of options from third-party validation to individualized assessment. Get institutional perspectives on the implementation of each option including challenges and benefits for institutions and the students they serve.” Part 2 is on March 10.

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2015 EERA Annual Conference

2.25.15 - 2.28.15

Sarasota, FL

Sharon Valente will partake in a Symposia, “Practical Tools on How to Use the DQP/Tuning Process”.

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Community College Conference on Learning Assessment

2.22.15 - 2.24.15

Orlando, FL

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AAC&U General Education & Assessment Network for Academic Renewal Conference

2.19.15 - 2.21.15

Kansas City, MO

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Pre-Conference Workshop: Using the DQP and Dynamic Criteria Mapping to Help Build a Community of Practice for Assessment and Learning

2.19.15 - 2.19.15

Kansas City, MO

As part of the 2015 General Education and Assessment Conference, Mel Wininger and Susan Albertine will facilitate this pre-conference workshop on how to use student writing as a prompt for faculty to develop collective expectations for writing in general education for both two- and four-year institutions. Participants will use the DQP and VALUE rubrics to approach English composition in a new way.

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Webinar: What the Degree Qualifications Profile IS – and What it ISN’T

2.13.15 - 2.13.15

Dr. Paul Gaston, Trustees Professor at Kent State University, will offer an overview for participants with little knowledge of the DQP before focusing on changes from the "beta" version (2011-14) evident in the current publication. There will be ample opportunity for questions.

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AAC&U’s Annual Meeting: 100th Anniversary

1.21.15 - 1.24.15

Washington, DC

The theme of AAC&U’s 2015 meeting is “Liberal Education, Global Flourishing, and the Equity Imperative.”

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2015 American Historical Association, 129th Annual Meeting

1.02.15 - 1.05.15

New York City, NY

The 129th Annual American Historical Association Conference will have various Tuning workshops. Specific presentations/sessions include:
Friday, January 2, 3:30pm-5:30pm “New Initiatives to Improve Teaching, Learning, and Assessment: Projects and Perspectives”. Norman L. Jones from Utah State University will discuss Tuning as part of the session.
Saturday, January 3, 10:30am-12:00pm “The Global Tuning Project: Reframing Historical Study in the European Union, Latin America, and the Scholarship on Teaching and Learning” led by chair Daniel J. McInerney from Utah State University.

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Webinar- Faculty and Assignments: The Heart of Assessment

12.17.14 - 12.17.14

Hosted by Pat Hutchings, Natasha A. Jankowski, and Peter Ewell, the webinar will focus on NILOA’s Assignment Library initiative and its relevance and utility for faculty.

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National Communication Association, 100th Annual Convention

11.20.14 - 11.23.14

Chicago, IL

This year’s theme is “The Presence of Our Past(s): NCA at 100”. Two presentations/sessions of interest are “Learning Outcomes in Communication Project” Friday, November 21, from 11:00am-12:15pm and the NCA Department Chairs Forum, Friday November 21, from 12:30pm-1:45pm.

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2014 NEEAN Fall Forum

11.07.14 - 11.07.14

Worcester, MA

Elizabeth Gordon, Associate Professor, and Chris Cratsley, Director of Assessment, at Fitchburg State University will present “Assessing Civic Knowledge and Engagement Across Institutions.” The focus is on civic learning and engagement work utilizing the DQP, and they discuss assignments that align with a rubric developed from their findings.

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Assessment Institute

10.19.14 - 10.21.14

Indianapolis, IN

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