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Regional Community College Assessment Conference

Assessment Matters
Regional Community College Assessment Conference

Refer to your email sent Tuesday, Apr. 27 for the links and handouts for the conference. (Hint: Check your spam filter and junk folders if you can't locate it.)

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

1 - 2:30 PM CDT
Dr. Joseph D. Levy, Executive Director of Assessment & Accreditation at National Louis University
Busting Assessment Myths to Advance Practice

This session will explore five common myths and misunderstandings related to assessment work. The purpose for assessment will be reiterated, along with sharing practical examples and tips to embed assessment into everyday 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.

Dr. Joseph D. Levy serves as the Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation at National Louis University in Chicago, Ill. Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baldwin-Wallace College, a Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from National Louis University. Experienced with assessment efforts at multiple institutional types, Joe serves on the Board of Directors for the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL), leads the Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs open course, and is an endorsed speaker for the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA).

3 - 4:30 PM CDT
Dr. Sheri Barrett, Director of Assessment, Evaluation & Institutional Outcomes at Johnson County Community College
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?

In this session we 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.

Friday, April 30, 2021 - Full day Virtual Conference

1:15-2:15 p.m. CDT - KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Susan Hatfield, Professor Emerita, Winona State University, Senior Scholar at the Higher Learning Commission

Assessing Assessment

Susan Hatfield
Susan Hatfield

This presentation will prompt attendees to reflect on their assessment practices to assure that their efforts yield data that can help both understand and improve learning. Susan Hatfield is a Senior Scholar with the Higher Learning Commission. In this role, she develops and facilitates the Commission’s Assessment of Student Learning Academy and Student Success Academy. She is a Professor Emerita from Winona State University where she taught in the Communication Studies department and served as the Assessment Coordinator. Susan has degrees from Miami University (Ohio) and the University of Minnesota.

Hosted by Johnson County Community College
Sponsored by the Regional Assessment Coordinating Council