Best Practices for Enhancing Course and Program Level Assessment

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

Gloria Rogers, Ph.D.,
Indiana State University

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.


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.

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Leveraging Assessment Results to Report to Multiple Stakeholders

Friday, November 8, 2013
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sky Room, Holmes Student Center

Gloria Rogers, Ph.D.,
Indiana State University


Making efforts to improve our degree programs and ensure students meet desired learning outcomes is only one part of the assessment effort. Another part is to report assessment results effectively to multiple stakeholders. This session compliments the morning session and is designed to provide guidance on the strategic collection of data and effective reporting of results to multiple stakeholders. Gloria will discuss the importance of mapping the curriculum and identifying purposeful data collection points. She will elaborate on the significance of reporting results to different audiences, including accreditors and program reviewers.

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Past Assessment Speakers

Tony Piña presented a workshop about online courses Friday February 3, 2012 <click to view flier>

Developing and Assessing Quality Online Courses and Programs <Click to view workshop handout>

Dr Piña serves as Dean of Online Studies and Distinguished Lecturer at Sullivan University in Kentucky. He has over 15 years experience in online education and continues to teach and oversee an academic division that delivers over 400 online courses and online degree and certificate programs to more than 3,000 students with 150 faculty who teach online. He has published widely in the field of online learning and has delivered over 130 conference presentations and 200 training workshops for faculty related to online learning and educational technology

Helen Barrett presented two workshops on ePortfolios Friday October 21, 2011 <click to view flier>

Morning Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sky Room, Holmes Students Center
Overview of ePortfolios, Indlucing Student Voices

Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sky Room, Holmes Student Center
Implementation of ePortfolios: A Conversation

Dr. Helen Barrett (Retired, College of Education, University of Alaska-Anchorage) has been researching strategies and technologies for electronic portfolios since 1991. Dr. Barrett publishes a website electronicportfolios.org and has published numerous book chapters and articles on electronic portfolios.


Joan Hawthorne

Dr. Hawthorne is Associate Provost for Assessment and Achievement at the University of North Dakota. She presented two workshops at NIU on March 25, 2011

Morning Session: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Broadening Participation in the Assessment of Student Communication Skills

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Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Strategies to Measure Student Writing Skills in Your Disciplines

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Marilee Bresciani

Dr. Bresciani is Professor of Postsecondary Education Leadership at San Diego State University. She presented two workshops at NIU on October 15, 2010

Morning Session: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
The First Steps Toward Identifying Student Learning

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Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Baccalaureate Reform: Strategies to Move Forward

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Catherine Wehlburg

Catherine Wehlburg, Director of the Office for Assessment and Quality Enhancement at Texas Christian University presented two workshops on October 16, 2009

Morning Session: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Faculty Learning Groups: More Than Just Another Committee

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Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Measurable Outcomes and Meaningful Measures

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Susan Hatfield

Susan Hatfield, Director of Assessment and Accreditation and Winona State University  presented two workshops at NIU on March 20th. 

Morning Session: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Leave No Outcome Behind: Teaching, Learning and Assessment

While creating a Campus Culture of Assessment, the emphasis of assessment should be on how data can be used to improve student learning. This interactive session will examine the differences between assessment initiatives and learning initiatives and discuss how a shift can be facilitated from a culture of teaching to a culture of learning

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Afternoon Session:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Getting Students Involved in Assessment

Most universities think about getting students involved in assessment simply as participants in the process -- filling out surveys, participating in focus groups, or providing evidence of learning. This workshop, by Dr. Susan Hatfield, will explore ways that students can play multiple roles in an assessment initiative. Specific topics include discussions on how students can: help create the processes and infrastructure of assessment, be encouraged to participate in assessment activities, become engaged in data interpretation, and assist in reporting results of assessment. Using Winona State's Assessment Day as an example, activities and exercises will be utilized to demonstrate techniques to engage students in all phases of an assessment initiative. Advanced registration is required

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