Assessment Planning Workshops, Brown Bags, and Insight Chats

Assessment Workshops

Please register for the session if you can attend, or if you are interested in the topic, and you cannot attend. We will share materials with everyone who registers for the workshops.

Completing the Assessment Progress Report 
April 7, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Zoom
Presenters:
• Staci Provezis, Associate Provost in the Office of the Provost
• Linell Edwards, Coordinator in the Office of the Provost
• Fatima Husain, Professor in the College of Applied Health Sciences
• Christopher Seals, Assistant Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine

During this session, we will provide guidance on completing the Assessment Progress Form that is due October 1, 2021. An overview of Learning Outcomes Assessment at Illinois and revisions to the Progress Report Form will be discussed. A panel of Council for Learning Outcomes Assessment members will reflect on their experience as reviewers and provide suggestions for faculty and staff who are preparing to complete the Progress Report for AY 2020-2021. To register for the workshop, go here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/1188645878.

Writing Student Learning Outcomes
April 14, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Zoom
Presenters:
• Cheelan Bo-Linn, Senior Specialist in the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning
• Staci Provezis, Associate Provost in the Office of the Provost
• Linell Edwards, Coordinator in the Office of the Provost

In this interactive workshop, you will learn what are the characteristics of good learning outcomes, how to write learning outcomes at different levels, how to use Bloom’s taxonomy to create appropriate level of learning outcomes, and what ways backward design can be used to create program level learning outcomes. Please bring your program’s current learning outcomes with you, so you can work on them during the session. To register for the workshop, go here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/628561684

Assessing Critical Thinking and Communication Skills
April 21, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Zoom
Presenters:
• Staci Provezis, Associate Provost in the Office of the Provost
• Linell Edwards, Coordinator in the Office of the Provost 

The cornerstone of a college education is critical thinking and communication. Most programs list these two areas as learning outcomes to some degree. During this interactive session, participants will find out ways to effectively assess these important skills at the program level. Please bring along at least two student work products with identifying information removed, so you can examine them during the session using the AAC&U VALUE rubrics. To register for the workshop, go here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/748923278

Assessment Brown Bag Series

“Let’s Talk Assessment” Brown Bag Series

October 2, 2020 | November 6, 2020 | December 4, 2020 | February 5, 2021 | March 5, 2021 | April 2, 2021
All meetings will be held 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on Zoom 

Held the first Friday of each month and open to anyone interested, this series provide an opportunity for informal discussions around various assessment topics and for feedback on learning outcomes assessment related projects. Click here to view materials from past meetings. Join our mailing list to receive meeting invitations and updates. Register below to receive Zoom link.

For more information, please contact Linell Edwards or Staci Provezis.

Assessment Insight Chats

Assessment Insight Chats

Need additional feedback on the learning outcomes assessment process for your unit? Then sign-up for an Assessment Insight Chat. These 30-minute sessions serve as an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you might have about the learning outcomes assessment process. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Additional ways to engage . . .

LOAC-list

The Learning Outcomes Assessment Community Listserv (LOAC-list) was created for faculty and staff engaged in learning outcomes assessment work across campus. LOAC-list serves as a platform for learning outcomes assessment focused discussions, resources, and feedback. As a subscriber, you can post messages to the listserv and indicate how often you want to receive messages from the listserv. Click here to subscribe to today.

The Loop: Learning Outcomes Assessment @ Illinois

The Loop is a newsletter designed to keep faculty and staff informed of learning outcomes assessment activities taking place around campus, while also providing resources for those engaged in program-level learning outcomes assessment work.

Student Affairs Assessment Listserv and Newsletter  

You can subscribe to the Student Affairs Assessment List Serve by sending an email to: sa-assessment-request@lists.illinois.edu and in the subject line write “subscribe sa-assessment.”  This is a moderated listserv that will be used to send the monthly newsletters, distribute announcements about upcoming assessment related events, and post discussion topics.  If you have questions or difficulty subscribing you please contact  Beth Hoag.

Recent Past Assessment Workshops

Navigating the Assessment Update Process

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | Zoom
Presenter(s):
• Staci Provezis, Office of the Provost
• Linell Edwards, Office of the Provost
• Anna Dilger, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
• Justin Aronoff, College of Applied Health Sciences
• Min Zhan, School of Social Work

During this session, we will provide guidance on completing the Assessment Update Form that is due October 1, 2020 and highlight aspects of exemplary assessment updates. Panelist will provide an overview of their program’s assessment update process including barriers/challenges and key takeaways. Please register for the workshop if you can attend, or if you are interested in the topic and you cannot attend. We will share materials with everyone who registers for the workshops.

Workshop materials can be found here.

Using Institutional Surveys as Evidence

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. | 407, Illini Union
Presenters:
• Staci Provezis, Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness (Office of the Provost)
• Linell Edwards, Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation (Office of the Provost)
• Alexis Thompson, Assistant Dean for Student Success (Graduate College)
• Julia Makela, Associate Director (The Career Center)

The primary goal for this session is to share information about various institutional surveys and discuss how survey data can be used for learning outcomes assessment work at the program level. Panelist will provide examples from various units across campus. Participants will have the opportunity to apply institutional survey data to a case study and receive feedback on program specific data questions. Laptops are not required.

Workshop materials can be found here.