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    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • via Zoom
    • 48

    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.  

    This session will help assessment professionals, instructional designers, and faculty:

            Interpret “equitable and culturally responsive” practices for classroom assessment

            Recognize how to craft, teach, and assess affective learning outcomes in the context of culturally responsive pedagogy 

            Discover the role of multiple assessment methods in assessing learning for different student population

            Maximize learning by using varied assessment approaches for different cultural contexts and groups

            Use assessment data in ways that will help address inequities in meaningful ways in your classroom

    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.

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • via Zoom
    • 134

    Engaging At-Risk Students as Partners in the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Process

    October 14, 2020

    11AM - 12noon ET

    Via Zoom

    The emphasis of this discussion will be on the Learning Fellows Program and SNHU’s Center for Teaching and Learning, where students with high financial need are invited to facilitate instruction and provide just-in-time formative feedback to faculty about their instruction, as well as the quality of teaching and learning happening in the class. In addition, Murray-Chandler will provide examples of partnering with students to collect data and report findings for anonymous mid-semester evaluation data, conducting inquiries where students dig deeper through design thinking methods and NSSE data to delve into DEI issues that impact learners--most recently international students and students from underserved populations. Participants will walk away with strategies to use institutional data in meaningful ways.

    Presented by: 

    Lynn Murray-Chandler, Ph.D., Executive Director,

    Center for Teaching and Learning, Southern New Hampshire University

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

    An email will be sent to you on October 13th

    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.  


    Keynote Speaker (90 minutes)

    A 40-minute talk by Keynote Speaker, Olatokunbo (Toks) S. Fashola, complemented with 20 minutes for Question and Answer,  then enlivened with 30-minute dialogues 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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