Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kellogg West Conference Center
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While assessment activity has increased exponentially on college and university campuses over the last several decades, evidence of its efficacy in promoting change—specifically improving teaching and learning—remains limited. Further, assessment work often takes place in isolated pockets around campus, and efforts to compile and connect evidence of student learning across the institution remain a challenge. This workshop will examine a systems approach to assessment, helping participants reflect on how assessment can shape teaching improvement at various levels of the institution (individual, department, and institution). Participants will learn about what it looks like to align this work across levels to promote a tighter link between assessment and improved teaching and learning.
Aligning Assessment Work Across the Institution: Using A Systems Approach to Promote Change is designed for higher education faculty, staff, and administrators who have basic knowledge of assessment and are interested in developing connected, meaningful, and effective learning environments and successful outcomes for students. The workshop will draw from theory and practice and encourage you to apply your learning and experience at your institution.
Adrianna Kezar Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. Dr. Kezar is a national expert of student success, equity and diversity, the changing faculty, change, governance and leadership in higher education. Kezar is well published with 18 books/monographs, over 100 journal articles, and over a hundred book chapters and reports. Recent books include: Envisioning the faculty of the 21st century (2016, Routledge), How Colleges Change (2013) (Routledge Press), Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership (Stanford Press, 2011) and Organizing for collaboration (Jossey Bass, 2009). She is the project director for the Delphi Project on the changing faculty and student success and was just awarded a grant from the Teagle Foundation to reward institutions that better support faculty and create new faculty models, the very topic of her talk today.
Elizabeth Holcombe is a Visiting Research Associate at Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research. She earned her PhD in Urban Education Policy with a specialization in higher education from the University of Southern California; an MA in Politics and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a BA in Political Science and Spanish from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Holcombe has research expertise in undergraduate teaching and assessment, faculty workforce and development issues, student success in STEM, and leadership in higher education. She has also held a variety of roles in student affairs, including running a college access partnership, managing an academic advising and mentoring program, and leading a co- and extra-curricular assessment initiative. Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Holcombe was an elementary school teacher with Teach for America in Atlanta.
Participants are responsible for their own hotel reservations. Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge, located on the Cal Poly Pomona campus, is offering WSCUC workshop participants a discounted room rate of $110.00/night plus occupancy tax. To reserve rooms, contact the conference center at 909-869-2222. Mention “WSCUC – WASC Senior College and University Commission” to secure our group discount rate. The deadline for booking rooms in the WSCUC room block is January 3, 2020 or while rooms are available.
Registration fee includes lunch. Beverages and snacks will be available during breaks. Attendees will be on their own for all other meals.
Registration fees: $350/per team member until 1/3/20. After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $395/per team member.
Discount for Combined Registration: The Putting Data Analytics to Work: Enhancing Institutional Productivity in the Age of Big Data workshop will be offered on January 14, 2020 at Kellogg West Conference Center. The special rate for a combined registration for The Putting Data Analytics to Work: Enhancing Institutional Productivity in the Age of Big Data and Aligning Assessment Work Across the Institution: Using A Systems Approach to Promote Changeworkshops is $595 until the registration deadline on 1/3/2020. After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $695/per team member.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 3, 2020
This educational program has been developed by national and regional experts and is offered as a service to WSCUC member institutions and others who wish to learn about good practices applicable to all institutions. It is entirely optional, and our hope is that member institutions will find it helpful. WSCUC staff will be present to answer questions related specifically to accreditation expectations.
Date: January 15, 2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm