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Program

Friday, October 19 - evening

(Dinner on own before arrival or in town)

8:30-10:00 Welcome reception & orientation

Saturday, October 20 - morning

8:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:50 Opening remarks

Introductions

10:00-11:00 Introductory talks on assessing general education: Snapshots to stimulate discussion

Kendrick Brown, Macalester College
Vicki Harper, St. Olaf College
Amanda Udis-Kessler, Colorado College

11:10-12:00 Group discussions: Topical groups address specific themes related to general education assessment

Each group will type their notes into their page inside the participant workspace.

Themes: Approach & Buy-in / Embedding & Integrating / Utilizing Results / Sustaining

Sample questions:

  • How to promote campus-wide collaboration for GER assessment? Find common ground? Gain participation?
  • How to conduct GER assessment with limited resources? Use technology to manage data gathering and reporting?
  • How to sustain GER assessment (beyond the next review)?
  • How to gather cross-sectional and longitudinal data?
  • How to use GER assessment data to improve teaching and learning?
  • What are the pitfalls of GER assessment and how to avoid them?

12:00 Lunch


Saturday, October 20 - afternoon

2:00-2:45 Reporting out from morning discussions: Sharing findings

3:00-4:00 Introductory talks on assessing department majors: Snapshots to stimulate discussion

Cherry Danielson, Carleton College
Rachel Ragland, Lake Forest College (online)
Bob Williams, Lawrence University
Soren Hauge, Ripon College

4:00-4:45 Group discussions: Topical groups address specific themes related to department assessment

Each group will type their notes into their page inside the participant workspace.

Themes: Coordination & Support / Value / Sharing / Normalizing / Quality

Sample questions to explore:

  • How to help faculty understand the value of assessment?
  • How to coordinate departmental efforts?
  • How to integrate assessment from the course to the program to the college level?
  • How to gain more value with less effort from department chairs?
  • How to promote the sharing of best practices across departments?
  • How to make the best use of assessment data to improve teaching and learning?
  • How to sustain department assessment and make it a normal part of institutional life?

4:45-5:30 Reporting out from afternoon discussions: Sharing findings

5:30 Dinner


Saturday, October 20 - evening

Free time for informal discussion


Sunday, October 21 - morning

8:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:15 Logistics

9:15-10:15 Next steps: Follow-up planning for ACM assessment workspace, collaboration, publication

10:15-10:30 Wrap-up

10:30-12:00 Room clean-up

12:00 Lunch




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