Student Affairs Assessment Institute
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, 26 June 2020 - 5:00pm

Due to COVID-19, the annual Student Affairs Assessment Institute will be offered as an online learning event this year with reduced rates! Faculty will continue to provide a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit. Registrants can choose from one of three tracks: Program, Department, and Division to support targeted skill development.REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

23–26 June 2020 // Online

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ACPA's Student Affairs Assessment Institute, sponsored by the Commission for Assessment and Evaluation, provides a guided, curricular experience where participants can develop essential assessment knowledge and skills for their professional toolkit. The Student Affairs Assessment Institute provides a balance of instruction and hands-on experience designed to ensure attendees leave with the assessment skills and knowledge necessary to develop and execute quality assessment plans on their campuses. Due to COVID-19, this year the Institute will be offered as an online learning event with reduced rates!

Whether you are brand new to assessment, taking on new responsibilities in your individual unit, or charged with developing a division-wide plan for assessment, the ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute is the answer for your professional development needs! If you are unsure whether or not the Institute may be right for you or have general questions, please contact Angela Hoffman.

Institute Tracks

Attendees have the opportunity to select their track when they register for the Institute. Tracks help guide attendees session selections at the Institute based on their focus area or role with assessment. The following tracks will be offered at the 2020 Institute:

  • Program Track – Designed for individuals who are assessing programs or events. These sessions will be focused on building foundational assessment knowledge and skills.
  • Department Track – Designed for individuals who are involved in assessment for one or more departments. These sessions will be focused on building intermediate assessment knowledge and skills.
  • Division Track – Designed for individuals who are leading assessment at a division, college or university level. These sessions will be focused on building advanced assessment knowledge and skills.

Pre-Institute Sessions

Pre-Institute Sessions are 90 minutes long and are a $15 additional cost for each session. Register for a Pre-Institute Session (or all three) when you register for the Institute. If you have already registered for the Institute and would like to add a Pre-Institute Session to your registration contact Angela Hoffman

  • Introduction to Assessment: Learn about the fundamentals of assessment including an introduction to outcomes based assessment, common terms, and components of the assessment cycle.
  • Program Review (CAS): Understand key concepts and the process required to successfully conduct a Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) program review.
  • Designing Rubrics: Learn about the common components of a rubric, the primary rubric models, and consider a multi-step process for developing rubrics. 

Program Review (CAS): 
23 June 2020 // 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT // 8:00 am - 9:30 am PDT
Understand key concepts and the process required to successfully conduct a Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) program review.

Introduction to Assessment: 
23 June 2020 // 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT // 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Learn about the fundamentals of assessment including an introduction to outcomes based assessment, common terms, and components of the assessment cycle.

Designing Rubrics: 
23 June 2020 // 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT // 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT
Learn about the common components of a rubric, the primary rubric models, and consider a multi-step process for developing rubrics.

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