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Regional Community College Assessment Conference

Assessment Matters
Regional Community College Assessment Conference

Proposals are now being accepted through February 15, 2021.

April 29-30, 2021 Virtual Assessment Conference

Preconference Half-day Virtual Workshop, Thursday, April 29, 2021

Dr. Sheri Barrett of Johnson County Community College will present Assessment 101 – What is assessment? How is it different from grading? How can assessment inform curriculum? Who should be involved in assessment initiatives? How do you do it?

The session will:

  • Introduce the Cycle of Assessment as a framework upon which to build robust assessment processes.
  • Provide a framework for engaging faculty in assessment on campus.
  • Design assessments focused on improving student learning rather than proving student learning.

Join us in this Assessment 101 session as we explore a framework for assessment.

Dr. Joseph Levy of National Louis University will present Busting Assessment Myths to Advance Practice:
Assessment should work for you to provide necessary and meaningful information to evidence student learning and be used for improvement. Thankfully, misunderstandings and myths surrounding assessment work can be overcome by challenging concepts with clarity and practical examples to overcome barriers.

This session will explore five common myths and misunderstandings related to assessment work. Attendees will be reminded of the relevant audiences and collaborators for assessment work, and presented with a variety of assessment resources. In addition to polls to gauge experiences and Q&A, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in reflection and an activity to plan for applying these concepts to advance assessment culture at their institution.

Full day Virtual Conference, Friday, April 30, 2021

  • The keynote speaker this year is Dr. Susan Hatfield, Senior Assessment Scholar for the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Break-out session topics include: Curriculum Mapping as an Assessment Tool; Developing and Using Rubrics to Assess Student Learning; Understanding Motivation to Advance Assessment; and more!
  • Virtual swag gifts for a lucky few!
  • The digital program will be available for viewing and download by March 15, 2021.

Hosted by Johnson County Community College

Sponsored by the Regional Assessment Coordinating Council