Assessment 201: Advanced Topics in Assessment

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm


Friday, October 18, 2019  
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mills College, Oakland, CA

Click here for a draft of the program schedule.

Assessment 201: Advanced Topics in Assessment provides the opportunity to learn about best practices, strategies, and approaches that can take your assessment program to the next level. You will begin by examining your institutional culture of assessment as a foundation for making decisions about assignments, using rubrics, closing the loop, calibrating student evidence, and reporting results. If your efforts are off to a good start but need to advance to the next level,  Assessment 201 will guide your planning efforts.

Workshop Outcomes
Assessment 201 focuses on topics such as the following:

      • Determine the culture of assessment at your institution
      • Design and use direct assessment practices
      • Engage faculty in the design of assignments/assessments aligned with outcomes and supportive rubrics
      • Calibrate reviewers and checking for inter-rater reliability
      • Engage faculty in reflective practices of assessment
      • Create a culture for using evidence of student learning to improve practices
      • Integrate best practices into reporting of assessments and making results visible
      • Begin an action plan for advancing assessment at their institutions

      Intended Audience

      Assessment 201 is suitable for individuals who have already attended Assessment 101, or who have basic knowledge of assessment as well as some experience and are ready to learn more. The workshop will blend brief presentations with interactive exercises so you can practice applying what you’re learning and share experiences with other workshop participants. Before registering, consider which assessment workshop will best meet your needs.

      Workshop Facilitators

      Amy Driscoll, nationally acclaimed assessment consultant and coordinator of the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy 

      Dan Shapiro, Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, California State University, Monterey Bay

      Hotel Reservations: We encourage participants to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible. Given the Assessment 201 workshop is being held on a campus, WSCUC has not contracted nor secured a group rate with any particular hotel. There are many websites online that help with finding reasonably priced hotels.

      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 10/3/19.  After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $395/per team member.

      Discount for Combined Registration: The Diverse Campus workshop will be offered on October 17, 2019 at Mills College. The special rate for a combined registration for The Diverse Campus and Assessment 201 workshops is $595 until the registration deadline on 10/3/2019. After the registration deadline, if space is available, the late registration fee will be $695/per team member.

      REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  October 3, 2019


      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.