Enhancing Outcomes-Based Assessment For Student Affairs
Enhancing Outcomes-Based Assessment For Student Affairs
 
3-Part Workshop
Available On-Demand
Registration fee includes institutional access to the recording for one year.
Paper Based Registration Form
Registration Fee: $750.00

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Overview
This online workshop is a 3-Part workshop designed to facilitate your campus teamís learning as you design programmatic assessment plans. The ultimate intention of this workshop is for you and your institutional team to walk away from the 3-part workshop with a refined assessment plan and/or report, depending on where you are in your assessment process. The webinars are designed to be highly interactive with activities that you complete and share with colleagues going through the workshop. Such a process ensures the sharing of ideas and solutions across institutions.
Session 1

History and Importance of Outcomes-Based Assessment and Components of an Outcomes-Based Assessment Plan and Report (2 hours)

Participants will:
  • Describe the history of Outcomes-Based Assessment (OBA)
  • Explain the purpose for OBA
  • Explain why OBA practice and documentation is so important
  • Identify the necessary components of an Outcomes-Based Assessment Plan and report (OBAP)
  • Align components of the OBAP with program review, annual planning, strategic planning, and budgeting processes
  • Explain the importance of evaluating student learning
  • Distinguish between learning goals and outcomes
  • Identify characteristics of measurable and meaningful outcomes

Activity:
  • Draft a conceptual framework for assessment
  • Identify a common language for OBA
  • Draft a template for OBA
  • Draft mission/purpose, goals, and outcomes
  • Self-critique outcomes
  • Peer evaluate at least two other sets of outcomes
Note about activity: Participants will be able to post their completed activities on a website and view the activities of the other participants. A criteria check list will be provided so that participants can self-evaluate their learning and review the work of their peers. Although the speaker will not be able to provide individual feedback, she will review all completed activities and base the following sessionís content on the progress/learning that is reflected in the activities.
Session 2

Mapping SLOs to Programs and Services and Designing Evaluation Tools and Criteria (2 hours)

Participants will:
  • Explain the mapping process
  • Identify at least two different ways to evaluate each outcome
  • Identify how outcomes need to be refined
  • Explain the most systematic place to evaluate learning
  • Explain the difference between methods and tools
  • Identify evaluation method/tool limitations
  • Articulate expectations for performance level for each evaluation method
  • Identify appropriate criteria for each evaluation method/tool, as appropriate

Activity:
  • Map their SLOs to their programs and activities
  • Self-critique five current student learning outcomes and their mapping
  • Peer evaluate at least two other sets of learning outcomes and their mapping
  • Self-critique evaluation methods and criteria
  • Peer evaluate at least two other sets of evaluation methods and accompanying criteria
  • Determine how decisions can be made with this type of data
Session 3

Q and A and Closing the Loop (1 hour)

Participants will:
  • Determine how decisions can be made with this type of data
  • Identify some documentation solutions that will aid decision-making
  • Questions and Answer
Who should attend?
  • 2-year institutions & 4-year institutions
  • President
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Dean of Instruction
  • Dean of Student Services/Affairs
  • Accreditation Officers
  • Directors of Assessment
  • Online Learning
  • All Student Affairs/Services Departments

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