2014 Assessment Institute

Posted by IUPUI on August 25, 2014

One of the best conferences for assessment has a full day of workshops related to Community Engagement! The 2014 Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, IN October 19-21st is around the corner!

Join Emily Janke, Kristin Norris, JR Jamison, Mary Price, and Kristin Medlin at 2 pre-conference workshops on assessment. The first is for course or program-level assessment (1F) and the second is for campus-wide assessment. There will be a reception from 4:30-6:00 pm where attendees will hear more about the recent Carnegie Classification and The Community Engagement Collaboratory, a new cloud-based software application for higher education that seeks to improve scholarship and practice be developing a comprehensive description of institutional community engagement and public service activities.

Ken O’Donnell, Senior Director, Student Engagement and Academic Initiatives and Partnerships from California State University will kick-off the High Impact Practices track for the institute. Ken recently co-authored a book with George Kuh related to scaling up high impact practices without losing quality.

Half-Day Workshops • 9:00 a.m. – Noon ($70.00)

1F – From the Ground Up: Assessing Community-Based High Impact Practices
Countless programs and classes on campuses across the country aim to create change through community-based learning experiences–change in students, change in communities, and change on campuses. However, there is a constant struggle to measure the change that happens because of these activities. Beginning with anticipated outcomes in mind, participants will explore tools, methods and means to capture information that demonstrates the value of these community-based, high impact practices from the ground up–both in the classroom and in the community.

Maggie Stevens, Indiana Campus Compact; Kristin Norris, Mary Price, Julie Hatcher, Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier, and Brian Culp, IUPUI; Debby Scire, Campus Compact of New Hampshire; and Elaine Ikeda, California Campus Compact
Half-Day Workshops • 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. ($ 70.00)

1J – Building Institutional Capacity to Monitor and Assess Community-Engaged Learning
Explore a range of strategies to assess community-engaged learning experiences, which include curricular, co-curricular, or project-based activities that are done in partnership with the community. Institutions committed to community engagement frequently approach assessment with a variety of lenses including assessment and evaluation of community outcomes, student outcomes, partnership assessment and faculty/staff engagement among others. In practice, campuses confront an array of challenges to align these approaches into a comprehensive assessment plan. This session will give participants tools, strategies, and information to design, initiate and/or enhance a systematic mechanism for monitoring and assessment of community-engaged learning activities.

Kristin Norris, and Mary Price, IUPUI; Maggie Stevens, Indiana Campus Compact; Barbara Holland, IUPUI and North Carolina-Greensboro; and Kristin Medlin, University of North Carolina-Greensboro


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