Desirable Changes toward Equitable Outcomes
November 5 and 6, 2020
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.