|2014 Annual Conference - Pre-Conference Opportunities|
2014 Annual Conference Information
Peregrine Academic Services—User Group Meeting
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.
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.