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Peregrine Academic Services—User Group Meeting
Peregrine Academic ServicesPeregrine Academic Services is a Platinum Sponsor for the 2014 ACBSP Annual Conference by their sponsorship of accreditation tracks, the lanyards, and the International Information Exchange. New this year, Peregrine is conducting a User Group Meeting on Thursday afternoon for their current clients and those interested in learning more about our services. This includes a hosted lunch. For complete information, please download the Peregrine Academic Services Invitation.


School Tours
Our host schools in Chicago invite attendees to arrive early or stay late and explore their campus, meet campus representatives, and learn about how they deliver business education to students and adult learners. A bus will provide transportation as you visit three schools and enjoy lunch on one of the campuses. The identical program is offered on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and again on Monday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. A fee of $50 provides transportation and lunch.


Mentor/Evaluator Training
This training is geared toward:

  • An experienced evaluator seeking to update his/her skills
  • Someone who has assisted in a campus self-study and is now interested in being a site team evaluator
  • A site team evaluator wanting to move into a mentor role
  • Someone just entering the accreditation process and seeking to learn what a site team looks for in a campus visit

This training will take place all day Thursday and half day Friday. Due to space limitations and to ensure the best training experience, this session is limited to 70 registrants. Participants will use sample ACBSP self-study documents as they become acquainted with the review process, scoring guidelines, and how to prepare comments for the feedback report. A separate fee of $100 to cover printed training materials and the cost of two lunches will be charged. Certificates of completion will be provided for individuals who pre-register and attend the entire training.


Pre-conference Workshop
Back to the Basics: Aligning Program-Level SLOs to Course-Level SLOs to Assessment Activities

This pre-conference workshop takes us back to the basics by examining the direct correlation between the program goals, program and course outcomes, course objectives, and assessment activities. Program goals, program outcomes, course outcomes, course objectives, and assessment activities are all important pieces to the assessment process. However, when assessing student learning outcomes frequently faculty tend forget to step back and holistically look at the big picture. Program goals should be supported measurable program student learning outcomes and each required course in a well-designed curriculum should contribute towards one or more of the program student learning outcomes, thus constructively aligning program and course-level SLOs. Alignment not only involves clarifying the relationship between the program and course-level outcomes but also addresses selecting the appropriate assessment activity to demonstrate student proficiency.

During the workshop participants will complete an exercise to document the alignment of their program goals, program outcomes, course outcomes, course objectives and assessment activities. In addition, a template of a matrix that leverages a curriculum map with programs outcomes will be shared.

Who should attend? This workshop is excellent for assessment novices who want to solidify their understanding of the relationship between the program and course-level outcomes as well as those who want to re-evaluate and formally document the alignment of their assessment components.

What to bring: Participants should bring a copy of one program goal, a supporting program outcome and a course syllabi from one of the curriculum courses that relate to the outcome.

Registration is available to anyone already registered for the ACBSP Annual Conference for a fee of $75.

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