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    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • via Zoom
    • 57
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    Using Assessment as a Tool for Equity and Inclusion

    August 13, 2020

    11AM - 12noon ET

    Via Zoom

    We must create processes to ensure equity and inclusion as our campuses diversify. Often viewed as an objective, data-driven process for accountability and improvement, assessment not only must be implemented in an equitable way, but it can also be a vehicle for equity and inclusion. This reconceptualization of assessment requires an unpacking of the philosophical underpinnings of assessment practice as well as exploration into how assessment can be used to understand and deconstruct systems of power and oppression in higher education. This session will provide an overview of key concepts related to equity-minded assessment and tips for implementing this approach on campus.

    Presented by: 

    Gavin Henning, Ph.D.,

    Professor of Higher Education, New England College and 

    past president, American College Personnel Association


    Cost:  this event is free for NEean members, and costs $10 for non-members.  


    An email will be sent to you on August 12th

    with log in information for the webinar.

    • 26 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • via Zoom
    • 120
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    Measuring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

    Results from an Inaugural Campus Climate Survey

    August 26, 2020

    11AM - 12noon ET

    Via Zoom

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has never been featured more prominently in higher education and in society as a whole than it has been recently. As we work towards leveling the playing field for those that represent the new majorities on college campuses, how can assessment leadership help move the needle? In this webinar, learn how a small, private, liberal arts college implemented an inaugural survey to measure their campus climate in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Survey construction, implementation, and results will be discussed. In addition, learn about the institutional structure that supports this work. Breakout sessions will be used to brainstorm about additional metrics that can be used in DEI work.

    Presented by: 

    Kimberly Puhala, Ph.D.

    Director, Institutional Research and Assessment, Wheaton College (MA)


    Cost:  this event is free for NEean members, and costs $10 for non-members.  


    An email will be sent to you on August 25th

    with log in information for the webinar.

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • via Zoom
    • 110
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    Where is Equity in the Program Review Cycle?

    September 16, 2020

    11AM - 12noon ET

    Via Zoom

    Is your campus working to reveal and address equity in student outcomes? What opportunity does the Program Review Cycle play in that work? Bias can materialize in numerous places - from learning outcomes to the review committee membership to the students’ assumed knowledge foundation. Join this webinar to raise and answer questions about how different types of data can be used to evaluate your programs and how to develop a set of questions that each program review process should ask in order to elevate equity in this essential aspect of assessment on your campus.

    Presented by: 

    Kierstyn Hunter, Ph.D.,

    Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

    Sam Kline, Ph.D.,

    Director of Faculty Development

    both from American International College


    Cost:  this event is free for NEean members, and costs $10 for non-members.  


    An email will be sent to you on September 15th

    with log in information for the webinar.

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • via Zoom
    • 119
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    Classroom Techniques for Equitable &

    Culturally Responsive Assessment

    September 30, 2020

    11AM - 12noon ET

    Via Zoom

    Assessment is about measuring learning for accountability and continuous improvement. However, it can also be a tool for promoting equity by developing and using culturally responsive assessment, if the goal is to use assessment results to improve learning for all students, including the underrepresented populations. The session will be guided by the following question: How do we value and insert students’ cultural identities and diversity in course design and assessment strategies? This interactive session will weave together presentation, discussion, and role play to share classroom techniques for implementing equitable assessment, from outcomes to assignment design and data analysis.  The session will help assessment professionals and faculty consider how to

    • Craft and teach affective learning outcomes
    • Design authentic assignments

    • Maximize learning in group assignments for different cultural contexts

    • Recognize the role of feedback for diverse learners

    • Dis-aggregate learning outcomes data by race, ethnicity and gender


    Presented by: 

    Mamta Saxena, Ph.D.,

    Director of Assessment

    Corliss Brown Thompson, Ph.D.,

    Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs & Assessment

    both from College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University


    Cost:  this event is free for NEean members, and costs $10 for non-members.  


    An email will be sent to you on September 29th

    with log in information for the webinar.

    • 05 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • 06 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom Conference


    Desirable Changes toward Equitable Outcomes

    November 5 and 6, 2020

    via Zoom

    Embodying anti-racist behaviors and taking concrete actions to achieve equitable outcomes, are worthy goals to expect for learning, or to observe within faculty culture, among students, in syllabi and institutional policies. Questions we ask ourselves include: In what ways is each student prepared for learning activities in college? Inside or outside the classroom, how could we focus appropriately upon those who have been minoritized, excluded, or disadvantaged? Even if changes in perspective lead to new attitudes, these can be very hard to reveal. How might instructors and educators determine if those desirable changes are occurring? Moving beyond equitable outcomes, how can we move to anti-racist assessment practices?

    The Online Fall Forum provides an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and staff to share in conversations centered on evidence-based assessment to enhance student learning, growth, and development.  

    Format

    Keynote Speaker (90 minutes)

    A 40-minute talk, (10-minute break) complemented with

    20 minutes for Question and Answer, (10-minute break) then enlivened with

    30-minute dialogue's in Communities of Practice (CoP) - ~ 6 people per breakout-room, separated by Role or Sector.

    Signup for dialogue in a Community of Practice, and to submit questions for the Question and Answer session, follow this google link https://forms.gle/oZsYCPngD97WvHxV7

    Conference Session Types:

    Full Presentation sessions (45 minutes)

    Traditional format – These sessions provide an extensive examination of assessment issues, processes, or research results. Hands-on participation is encouraged but not required. Presentations should total no more than 30 minutes to allow time for questions and conversation.

    "How do I assess this?" solution sessions (45 minutes, continuous)

    Bring a thorny assessment question or challenge to share with assessment colleagues for feedback and experienced perspective. Think of this as a "problem-solving" or "mini-consulting" opportunity.

    These assessment challenges will be used to create the sessions for "How Do I Assess This?" To offer your challenge for consideration, follow this google link https://forms.gle/oZsYCPngD97WvHxV7

    "One Particular Idea" (10 - 12 minutes)

    Shorter than typical presentations, "One Particular Idea" presentations should focus on exploring a single focused topic or angle. They can either present a focused assessment project or a single unique theme. "One Particular Idea" proposals will be grouped (as much as possible) with one or two other similar plans, and (depending on scheduling) have limited time (3-5 minutes) for questions and comments.

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