Friday, October 24
7:00 – 7:15 pm Registration Welcome: Stephen D. Schutt, President, Lake Forest College
7:15 – 8:00 pm Buffet Dinner

8:00 – 9:00 pm Keynote address- Marie Baehr, Coe College
What is Assessment? Cuttingthrough the Jargon and Confusion (Acrobat (PDF) 29kB Jun10 11) The Friday night presentation will start with an overview of the purpose of an assessment process and the importance of focusing on what students have learned during the process. Some suggestions of ways to get started in collecting valued evidence of discipline-specific student learning at the course level will culminate the keynote address.
Saturday, October 25
Note: Complimentary full hot breakfast available at the Holiday Inn Express from 7:00 am.
Please plan to leave the hotel around 7:30 am to drive to campus.
8:00 – 8:30 am Morning coffee
8:30 – 9:30 am Session 1: Teagle Consortium Panel I - Marion Fass, Beloit; Kevin Hastings, Knox; Frank Gersich, Monmouth; Robin Woods, Ripon
Missions and Majors: Connecting our work in the disciplines with all college goals (PowerPoint 5.4MB Jun10 11)
Handout (Acrobat (PDF) 108kB Jun10 11)
How do departments contribute to the achievement of all college goals? Do departments see their contributions in the same way? In a collaborative project, faculty members from Beloit, Knox, Monmouth and Ripon are exploring how departments define and teach critical thinking, quantitative reasoning and civic engagement, and how they measure the successes of students in reaching their educational goals. As expected, quantitative reasoning in Philosophy differs from that in Mathematics, but what about critical thinking? We will discuss some of our experiences and findings, and identify issues that are important in our ongoing efforts at assessment.
9:30 – 10:00 am Session 2 - Marie Baehr
Developing discipline-specific assessment measures; some examples to get started on small group task
10:00 – 10:15 am break
10:15 – 11:45 am Breakout group work session 1
12:00 – 1:00 pm Welcome: Janet McCracken, Dean of Faculty and Provost, Lake Forest College Box Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 pm Breakout group work session 2
2:30 – 2:45 pm Set up: posters created during work sessions
2:45 – 3:30 pm Poster session: sharing assessment ideas (See the Photo Gallery for views of the actual posters participants created at the workshop.)
3:30 – 4:00 pm Session 3: Teagle Consortium Panel II - Liz Ciner, Carleton; Mary Walczak, St. Olaf
CALL - Collaborative Assessment for Liberal Learning, a Teagle funded consortium including Carleton,Grinnell, Macalester and St. Olaf, has been working on linking institutional assessment to classroom assessment, and in the process has reaffirmed the value of thinking small. We will present four easy-to-implement and easy-to-adapt assessments which we believe help illuminate the purpose of good assessment.
4:00 – 4:30 pm Session 4: Debriefing, sharing, Q & A, final evaluation