Posts Tagged ‘culture of assessment’

What I learned at the LiveText Annual Conference

August 1, 2016

There is a positive energy that you can feel in the air from the moment you arrive at the LiveText Assessment Conference. This is no accident because the people at LiveText are all about continuous improvement, and they get us all pumped for it. When I walked into the Conference, there were plenty of smiling […]

Making the Most of Attending the Conference!

July 5, 2016

I know taking days away from daily work can be expensive in many ways. After attending several professional development seminars in my field over the years, in addition to 8 three- and four-day LiveText sponsored Assessment Conferences, I feel like I have a good idea of some of the most important things to do to get […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Making Connections to Support Student Learning

June 6, 2016

    In a fast-paced, technologically-driven world, we desire connections and shared understanding. Yet, those of us who work in assessment often times feel disconnected and alone. We strive to be part of teaching and learning; to be embedded in program and department structures; to capture learning in all the places it might happen; and […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Three Helpful Resources on Building a Culture of Assessment

May 24, 2016

    Many years ago, a trusted colleague told me a story about her plan to set up a series of facilitated assessment workshops for her faculty to calibrate rubrics for use at a public university. She placed a request for resources through which participating faculty would be compensated for their time. In denying the […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Building a Culture of Assessment – An Unlikely Partnership between Mahatma Gandhi and CAEP

May 16, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi once described culture as something that “resides in the hearts and in the soul” of a group. Gandhi’s implication was this: Culture is an integral force within a group, a subconscious pulse of its existence. Although Gandhi was referring to the culture of a nation, we can draw parallels to the culture of […]

Feedback to Move Forward

April 14, 2016

One of the most valuable contributions anyone can make to another person’s learning is constructive feedback. Feedback on performance, when effective, is widely considered to be integral to learning. People learn faster and more deeply if they know what the strengths and weaknesses of their performances are and most importantly, how to improve future performances. […]

‘Un-dirtying’ the word Assessment

March 24, 2016

I watched a presentation recently given by a college administrator, who advised audience members to consider changing vocabulary on campus. Wouldn’t it be better if we said that we worked to develop a culture of ‘innovation’ rather than ‘assessment’? Makes sense…innovation sounds much more positive and has less baggage. It’s fair to say that historically […]

Three Items for the University Assessment Professional’s Workspace

March 3, 2016

Our jobs entail working closely with faculty, staff and campus administrators to ensure that students are successfully acquiring knowledge, skills, competencies, and values. Keeping those end goals in mind, we design programs, curricula, assignments and continuously monitor progress. Collaborating across departments, we reflect on results to see whether we’ve met our goals and then we […]

Lynn University: Sustainable Assessment Across the University

February 4, 2016

  Lynn University was founded in 1962 as Marymount College, a two-year junior college for women. The College became co-ed in 1971 and changed its name to the College of Boca Raton in 1974. In 1982, the College expanded its offerings to include Bachelor’s degrees, and in 1985 the first Master’s degree was in place. Based upon the institution’s […]

A Systematic & Sustainable Process of Assessment Across the University

November 18, 2015

  Institutional Profile Southern Arkansas University is a unique, yet comprehensive liberal arts university at the heart of southern Arkansas. Established in 1909, SAU has built on its foundation tied to the region’s agricultural past and continues to grow while expanding its tradition of success into more than 60 degrees in four distinct colleges. The University is committed […]