Throughout 2013, LiveText will present a series of complimentary webinars for leaders in higher education to share best practices and learn step-by-step processes that can be implemented on campus today. Join us to gain insight into the key trends, technology, and best-practices that institutions, colleges, and programs use to successfully evaluate and demonstrate performance-based student learning achievement. All members of the higher education community, including administrators, faculty, and those responsible for data collection, student assessment, and accreditation are encouraged to register for webinar series offerings.
This webinar is intended for those who are currently or will be evaluating assessment and accreditation management systems, including provosts, presidents, vice presidents, directors of information technology, chief information officers, directors of institutional effectiveness, chief academic officers, deans, as well as assessment and accreditation committee members. During the webinar, Mr. Smith will share his approach toward researching such technologies, providing a structure for how his program made a decision. He will discuss how to best implement a plan that is cognizant of resources, funding, and above all functionality. Issues that will be addressed include: validity, reliability, functionality, funding, resources, and data collection among others.
This webinar has been designed specifically for WASC institutions. On February 22, WASC Commissioners unanimously approved the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation, which goes into effect July 1. In particular, Standard 2.2a requires institutions to systematically assess core competencies such as written and oral communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and information literacy; and Standard 2.10 requires the collection of both aggregated and disaggregated data by demographic filters. Join us as AAC&U discusses how its LEAP offerings and VALUE rubrics for assessment can address the new requirements. You’ll gain insight into the value other institutions have experienced in being able to quickly and effectively implement AAC&U’s learning outcomes and meta-rubrics as part of their assessment processes.
Following Dr. Rhodes, LiveText will demonstrate how its tools support aligning, correlating, and assessing institutional and programing learning outcomes. See how you can address WASC’s 2.2a core competency reporting requirements and make decisions based on real-time data. Discover how other WASC institutions are using AAC&U’s assessment instruments within LiveText to assess, report, and disaggregate student learning data by demographics to successfully address WASC standards.
This webinar has been designed for institutions in the state of Texas undergoing core curriculum revision. By fall 2014, the state is requiring that institutions assess student learning based on common core objectives, including critical thinking, communications, empirical and quantitative reasoning, teamwork, and personal and social responsibility within nine foundational component areas. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has recommended using AAC&U's LEAP offerings and VALUE rubrics for assessment as a way to address the new requirements. Join us as Dr. Terrel Rhodes discusses the history and value other institutions have experienced in being able to quickly and effectively implement AAC&U's learning outcomes and meta-rubrics as part of their assessment processes.
Following Dr. Rhodes, LiveText will demonstrate how hundreds of institutions today use technology to better assess, measure, and report learning achievement. See how other institutions in Texas and around the country use AAC&U's rubrics within LiveText to assess and report core revision. From assessment to retention, gain insight into how one integrated tool can provide you with the power and flexibility to meet common core revision requirements as well as SACS institutional effectiveness and other national accreditation standards for measuring learning achievement.
During this webinar, Dr. Dan Lord of Friends University will demonstrate how his clinical graduate program in Family Therapy implemented a process for collecting data from a comprehensive program assessment map including outcomes for program performance and student learning. Follow Dan as he then showcases and describes his institution’s process for developing an assessment systems portfolio for data review and program improvement actions. He will describe the assessment portfolio’s development, the kinds of data and results included, as well as how this accountability report is maintained and shared with all constituencies interested in institutional performance - internal stakeholders, regional and specialized accrediting agencies, and various public groups.
Know your audience and develop a repository of your data that speaks to that audience. May be easier said than done, right? During this webinar, attendees will learn how to prepare unit and program reports and showcase the right kind of information to third parties, particularly accreditation bodies.
Join Alice Hambright, Technology Specialist for The Citadel's School of Education, as she shares her institution's approach to preparing reports and mapping a central repository to showcase data results and plans for continuous improvement. See how The Citadel's School of Education maps their repository by standards and categories that include reports and data by divisions and assessments, as well as a multitude of important documents, such as committee meeting minutes, summary and comparison reports, an institutional self-study, institutional procedures, assessments, and even rubric and survey report data.
Finally, you will learn how The Citadel's School of Education maintains and updates their reports and creates a user-friendly, organized repository to share with faculty, administration, and staff across the institution as well as with visiting accreditors — creating a culture of ownership and transparency across the institution.
Field Experiences are a key component in preparing students for the work world, and their primary goal is to provide the experience and tools needed to transition after their courses of study.
A successful experience in the field must include assessment of the candidate's performance. Quality education programs not only evaluate a candidate's performance at the end of each field experience, but they also assess the candidate's professional practice of knowledge and skills. To promote reflection and growth, candidates need consistent, systematic, and ongoing formative assessment of their performances during field experiences.
During this webinar, you will learn how one education program has successfully developed and implemented a plan to utilize LiveText's Field Experience Management system to collect field experience assessment data throughout the student's program. This plan includes coordination of the assessment framework for evaluating and managing field experiences, aligning assessment to professional teaching standards, providing opportunities through an assessment and evaluation system for candidates to set goals for continued growth and improvement, and showing how candidates have demonstrated competencies.
Don't let a misstep derail your institution's progress. Whether you already invested in a solution or are still searching for the right fit, it is important to know what kinds of tools are available, their capabilities, and if they have been designed with your challenges in mind. Storing data in an assessment product assumes you already have assessment data! Many institutions face challenges in effectively and efficiently collecting assessment data in the first place.
Join South Suburban College, an HLC accredited, two-year institution that serves over 7,000 students, as the Director of Institutional Research shares his team's experiences in developing and implementing a best-practice assessment process that allowed them to collect assessment data seamlessly and naturally as a by-product of measuring the student learning experience.
Gain insight into the steps this institution took to build the right academic foundation to support collecting reliable assessment data to measure student-learning outcomes. Learn how the right tools and resources can allow you to more effectively evaluate student performance and use the data collected to improve the academic experience for students.
In January of 2011, the Lumina Foundation released the beta version of the Degree Qualifications Profile to the higher education community. The document attempts to define post-secondary academic credentials by student learning outcomes, as opposed to the more traditional measures of academic credit or seat time. This session will explore the development and content of the Degree Qualifications Profile, as well as the current practice in testing the learning outcomes and applications of such a framework.
During this webinar, Dr. Penny Finley, faculty member in the Florida Gulf Coast University's College of Education and research expert in Cooperative Learning, will present the college's notable approach to integrating e-Portfolios into the teaching and learning process to foster deeper learning. Deep learning, in contrast to surface learning, results in improved long-term retention and enables learners to analyze new information in ways that build connections to previous knowledge. Deep learning can be fostered through pedagogical approaches such as active learning, problem-based learning, self-paced learning and experiential learning. e-Portfolios support both deep learning and the examples provided for pedagogical approaches that underscore deep learning.
Dr. Finley will provide an overview of her college's e-Portfolio requirement, the college's best-practice process for implementing e-Portfolios, and the broader perspectives on how e-Portfolios are being used by students and faculty to facilitate academic and professional growth. Dr. Finley has been a LiveText user since 2002.
This webinar will actively engage participants in conversation about e-Portfolio implementation and increase participants' knowledge about the benefits, outcomes, strengths, and challenges of using e-Portfolios.
Changes to the health care industry and nursing education are placing increasing pressures on programs to be held accountable for advancements in health care training, assessing clinical practice, and striving for continuous improvement. Follow one leading nursing program through a step-by-step journey, exploring their innovative and effective assessment techniques in preparation for CCNE Accreditation. From program outcomes, to the development of e-Portfolios, to the demonstration of clinical training outcomes, this webinar will provide a snapshot of the steps Nursing and Allied Health programs can take toward successfully fulfilling accountability and compliance requirements.
Topics include the linkage of program outcomes and accreditation standards, identification of course-specific assignments and the development of rubrics across the curriculum, criteria linked to program outcomes, the development of surveys including course, instructor, clinical agencies, and student self-evaluation, collecting aggregated data, developing an e-Portfolio, and preparing an ExhibitCenter™ for accreditation.
The Fifth-Year Interim Review process is still a relatively new one for SACSCOC member institutions. This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the process and answer many of the common questions associated with the Fifth-Year Interim Report. Participants will be introduced to the components of the report, the spirit of each of the included standards, and how to prepare and document a compelling case for compliance and a strong QEP Impact Report.
How are Colleges of Education managing the edTPA in the context of everything else and juggling them from one year to the next, especially with changes in approach from the 2011 pilot, to the 2012 TPA Field Test, to the 2013 edTPA Operational? How do they leave a trail of evidence of learning at different phases and usage levels (e.g., whether scored in-house, by another LiveText Community institution, by Pearson) and find local program support for candidates, faculty and other university staff. Two colleges, one private and one public, share their stories and experienced approaches to integrating the edTPA effectively while tending to unyielding expectations of local constituencies and state, regional, and national accreditation.
Everyone is 'doing' assessment but what is actually working? How can faculty, already overloaded, be drawn into practices that will engage them and lead to improved learning? In this webinar, we will review 10 practices drawn from success stories that can be applied elsewhere. Each has worked at more than one institution. Practical steps and concrete examples will be identified. Ralph Wolff has led the Senior College Commission of WASC to be a leader in assessment through its accreditation processes, educational programming and innovative Assessment Leadership Academy.
Most institutions have begun to address GenEd Assessment. However, trying to unify the process across multiple locations (or learning experiences) where thousands of artifacts are assessed among hundreds of faculty members can be a daunting task. Therefore, this webinar will present ideas on how to implement GenEd Assessment across multiple modalities. Specifically, it will examine the steps, processes, and tools necessary to build a successful program.
Participants will learn how to implement digital stories as part of the e-Portfolio process. e-Portfolios offer many benefits for learners as they seek to create and reflect on life experiences. It is in this context that the digital story provides a vehicle to enhance the portfolio and promote personal reflection. The digital story consists of a short video told in the author's own voice, illustrated with images and, optionally, a musical track. The digital story is a personal narrative that gives insight to the author's identity, strengths, weaknesses, and achievements providing an excellent vehicle for reflection. This webinar will examine how the digital story brings the e-Portfolio to life as the student's reflection becomes concrete and visible, and creates a valuable resource for demonstrating growth, allowing for expression, and facilitating access for potential employers, colleagues, and instructors.
The climate for higher education is changing rapidly today, and so are regional accreditors' standards and expectations for student learning assessment. So what are regional accreditors looking for? How can your institution demonstrate compliance with student learning assessment standards? During this webinar, you will pick up useful tips and strategies from Ms. Suskie who will share what she has learned in her 35 years of experience in assessment, institutional research, strategic planning, and quality management.