Upcoming Conferences and Professional Development Opportunities
2019 NEean Fall Forum
November 1, 2019 at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA
The Fall Forum provides an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and staff to
share in conversations through a variety of session formats centered on
enhancing student learning and development through evidence-based assessment.
This year's theme is "Assessment as Inquiry"
In the keynote address, Martha Stassen urges recentering assessment around questions generated by the faculty themselves. As Associate Provost for Assessment and Educational Effectiveness at UMass-Amherst, Dr. Stassen guides assessment efforts by providing academic departments with the resources and expertise to explore what *they* want to know about their own students’ learning and development. Come to Fall Forum to hear her discuss the philosophy and methods of moving away from “assurance of learning” to “assessment as inquiry,” using examples from her own campus.
A sample of this year's presentations and workshops includes:
Beyond grading: Competency assessment and classroom pedagogy
Presented by: Craig Pepin and Michael Opperman, Champlain College, Vermont
Assisting Students on Being Self-Directed Learners
Presented by: Carla White Ellis, Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island
Rethinking Assessment Data: Collaborating with Faculty to Establish a Data-Driven Culture
Presented by: Mamta Saxena and Melanie Kasparian, Northeastern University, Massachusetts
Building Your Assessment Toolkit
Presented by: Gavin Henning, New England College, New Hampshire
What is Media Literacy? The Challenge of Assessing an Undefined Discipline
Presented by: Amy Callahan, Northern Essex Community College, Massachusetts
Making Assessment Visible
Presented by: Matthew Connell and Aimee Dalenta, Goodwin College, Connecticut
Come network with colleagues from throughout the region...and beyond.
Traveling to Holy Cross
The College of the Holy Cross is conveniently located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Fall Forum will be in the Hogan Campus Center (building #34 on the campus map)
Parking is available in the adjacent lot (#45 on the campus map)
A discounted room rate is available at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Auburn, MA
for the night of October 31. Please call (508) 832-2500 and mention "NEean" to get this special rate.
2020 Dialogues in the Disciplines
March 27, 2020 at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI
Save the date for the 2020 Dialogues in the Disciplines
"Assessment in Experiential Education"
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