Agenda: Learning from Study Abroad Workshop
Monday, May 21 | 205 W. Wacker Dr., Classroom 200A (2nd floor)
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00-1:15 pm: Welcome; goals for meeting
- John Ottenhoff (Vice President, ACM)
- Christopher Welna (President, ACM)
1:15-1:30 pm: Meeting logistics; using SERC
How can we best capture the ideas, information, and plans produced through this workshop?
- John McDaris (Content Developer, SERC)
1:30-2:30 pm: Project overview
Why assess liberal arts learning goals in off-campus study?
What are the premises and foundations of this particular project?
- Intellectual framework of the project: David Burrows (Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Lawrence University)
- Intellectual framework and data collection of the survey: Derek Vaughan (Vice President for Finance and Administration, GLCA)
- Data analysis: Tom McGuinness (Doctoral Candidate, Center for the Study of Higher & Postsecondary Education , University of Michigan)
2:30-2:45 pm: Break
2:45-3:45 pm: Overview session on working with data for assessment of learning
How might we connect the broader lessons about assessing learning to assessing learning in off-campus student programs?
How can we learn about the impact of off-campus study from the Teagle Learning from Study Abroad survey?
How can we effectively use data to spark discussions about improving learning in off-campus study programs?
- Charlie Blaich (Director, Center of Inquiry at Wabash College and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS))
- Kathleen Wise (Associate Director of Inquiries, Center of Inquiry)
3:45-5:15 pm: Working session on asking good questions from the data
Small groups exercise analyzing "scenario" data.
What conclusions would participants hypothesize in response to scenarios?
5:15-8:00 pm: Reception and dinner, Caffè Baci, 225 W. Wacker Dr._______________________________________
Tuesday, May 22 | 205 W. Wacker Dr., Classroom 200A (2nd floor)
9:00-10:30 am: Working with data (continued)
What conclusions were predicted, and what do student responses show?
What causal relationships can be deduced about specific program features and liberal arts learning goals?
10:30-10:45 am: Break
10:45 am-12:00 pm: Analyzing the Learning from Study Abroad Report
What are the findings of the study and how do they compare with our hypotheses?
What do the results suggest about program design?
12:00-12:30 pm: Conclusions
Do our conclusions about the survey data suggest particular actions?
What more do we need to know?
Next steps; the June workshop