Announcements & Workshops

The next phase in the UVM Assessment Initiative is our goal to have Assessment Plan Forms for each non-externally accredited academic program in place by May 2018, as well as updated E1B forms for all externally accredited programs. To assist Chairs, Program Directors and teams working on developing program assessment, we will be offering a new four-part series of workshops. Each of these workshops can also be requested for a group, department, or in an individual consultation format. Please contact the Provost’s Faculty Fellow for Assessment, J. Dickinson [Jennifer.Dickinson@uvm.edu], with questions about these workshops or other available supports.

4-PART ASSESSMENT SERIES:

The sessions, listed below, are in 303 Bailey Howe Library (CTL).

Part 1: Introducing the Assessment Plan Form: An Overview for Chairs (Non-externally accredited programs)

This half-hour session will introduce the basic components of the Assessment Plan Form, followed by Q & A. Registration is requested, but not required.

DATES FOR PART 1:

Tuesday, August 15th
Monday, September 11th

Tuesday, September 26th 12:30 - 1:00 (read more and register for this day)
Wednesday, October 18th 9:30 - 10:00am (read more and register for this day)

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Part 2: Creating an Assessment Cycle for your Program

This session will lead you through the steps of sustainable assessment planning, and includes working time for teams or individuals to identify current activities, consider ways to reduce barriers and outline next steps.  Participants should come with a copy of their current program-level outcomes and some information of what assessment is already in place or has been done in the past.

DATES FOR PART 2:

Tuesday, August 15th
Tuesday, September 12th

Wednesday, October 4th 2:00 - 4:00 (read more and register for this day)
Thursday, October 19th 10:00 - 12:00 (read more and register for this day)

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Part 3: Introduction to Program-Level Curriculum Mapping

This workshop for department/program chairs, assessment coordinators, and faculty will offer an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level. After introducing curriculum maps and exploring some examples, participants will have the opportunity to work on a section of curriculum map for their program and map out next steps to pursue with their department.

DATES FOR PART 3:

Wednesday, August 16th
Wednesday, September 13th

Thursday, October 5th 9:30 - 11:30 (read more and register for this day)
Monday, October 30th 9:00 - 11:00 (read more and register for this day)

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Part 4: Introduction to Direct Assessment Techniques for Outcomes Assessment

This workshop focuses on how to select, collect, organize, and assess examples of student work to gauge student progress towards program-level learning outcomes. Topics covered include: an overview of different approaches to evaluating student work as part of program-level assessment; choosing assignments or other examples of student work for assessment; planning and organizing a direct assessment session (e.g. rating day or targeted faculty discussion); and processing and making sense of the results of your direct assessment.

DATES FOR PART 4:

Wednesday, August 16th
Thursday, September 14th

Tuesday, October 10th 1:30 - 3:30 (read more and register for this day)
Wednesday, November 1st 1:00 - 3:00 (read more and register for this day)

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Upcoming January Assessment training for chairs and academic program directors

Date: TBA

This training day will offer a series of two-hour sessions for department chairs and program directors, with different topics and levels offered to help you plan and move your program assessment forward. All chairs are required to attend at least one session.


PAST WORKSHOPS

Introducing the Assessment Plan Form: An Overview for Chairs (Non-externally accredited programs), April 2017, These sessions introduced the basic components of the Assessment Plan Form, followed by Q & A.
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Introduction to Curriculum Mapping for Program Assessment, January 24, 2017
This workshop for department/program chairs and assessment coordinators (unit or department) offers an introduction to curriculum mapping in the higher education context, with a focus on curriculum mapping at the program/major level.

Assessment Trainings for Chairs and Program Directors , Level 1 and 2, January 5 and 6, 2017
These interactive workshops walk participants through the steps that departments and programs can follow to create a sustainable assessment plan.

Assessment Training - January 2016
Facilitated by Barbara Walvoord.
Download PDF (UVM Netid/Password required)

Introduction to Curriculum Mapping for Program Assessment
October and November 2016
Download Intro to Curriculum Mapping and Sample Mapping Tool