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Spring assessment events

Mar 27, 2017

The Office for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness is hosting a number of spring program assessment events.

First annual Assessment Conference March 30, 2017
Come have lunch on us and learn from your colleagues at Pacific's First Annual Assessment Conference: "Learning from Each Other" noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in the Library Community Room (Stockton), Library Conference Room (Sacramento), and Huddle 310 (San Francisco). Lunch will be provided on all three campuses for those who RSVP by March 24.  

Faculty, students and staff from Student Life and Academic Affairs will share insights from their assessments of student learning, showcasing some of Pacific's creativity, innovation and expertise in assessment.     

Presentations include:

  • The Discipline of Evaluation: Teaching Students Expert Level Reading Skills—presented by Eleanor Wittrup, Philosophy 
  • Evaluating the Impact of Computer-Based Testing on Dental Students—presented by Sinky Zheng and Daniel Bender, Dugoni School of Dentistry Academic Affairs 
  • Leadership Identity and Critical Thinking Development in CIP Cohort Projects—presented by Allison Dumas, Community Involvement Program
  • From Isolation to Connection: Assessing the Effectiveness of an Intervention Model for Students with Social/Communication Challenges—presented by Daniel Nuss, Office of Services for Students with Disabilities, and Kim DeRushia, Counseling and Psychological Services 
  • Multi-year Improvements in Campus Safety Based on Assessment Results—Mike Belcher, Public Safety 
  • Redesigning Field Supervisor Evaluations Based on Results of a Factor Analysis—presented by Amy Scott Brown and Justin Low, Educational and School Psychology, and Amy Burns, grad student

In addition to the conference, several assessment workshops and training sessions are available during the spring semester:  

Program assessment-as-learning led by Glen Rogers, Director of Academic Assessment
"Telling your Assessment Story:" Learning-Centered Requirements? 
Monday, April 3, 2–3 p.m.  (or)
Tuesday, April 4, 1–2 p.m.
in DUC 211, snacks provided. 
RSVP by March 29   

Taskstream Training
A variety of Taskstream training opportunities are being offered, including training sessions led by Taskstream's trainers and a series of drop-in sessions led by Glen Rogers. A complete list of available Taskstream training sessions can be viewed here.  

To learn more about upcoming assessment events and Taskstream training, visit our Academic Assessment website.    

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