Assessment Planning Workshops

Upcoming Assessment Workshops

In addition to the Assessment Brown Bag Series, the Provost’s office will provide two additional workshops during Spring 2020 to assist programs with their assessment work. 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.

To register for the workshops, please go to: https://go.illinois.edu/AssessmentWorkshops

Using Institutional Surveys as Evidence

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. | 314A, 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.

Telling Your Assessment Story

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 314B, Illini Union
Presenter(s): TBD

During this session, we will identify effective story telling strategies that can be used to describe learning outcomes assessment work. Panelist will discuss best practices and challenges for telling a good assessment story. Examples will be shared from across campus. We will also provide guidance on completing the Assessment Update Form that is due October 1, 2020. Participants are encouraged to bring a working draft of the Assessment Update Form to receive real-time feedback.

“Let’s Talk Assessment” Brown Bag Series

March 6, 2020 | April 3, 2020
All meetings will be held 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in 500 Swanlund Administration Building

During these meetings, we will discuss various assessment topics (i.e., resources, issues and trends, and best practices) among individuals engaged in similar work across campus. The group will drive the discussion topics, so we welcome your good ideas and thoughts. We ask that you RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Click here to join our mailing list. Click here to view materials from past meetings.

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

Past Assessment Workshops

“Let’s Talk Assessment” Brown Bag Series

September 6, 2019 | October 4, 2019 | November 1, 2019 | February 7, 2020
All meetings will be held 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in 500 Swanlund Administration Building

During these meetings, we will discuss various assessment topics (i.e., resources, issues and trends, and best practices) among individuals engaged in similar work across campus. The group will drive the discussion topics, so we welcome your good ideas and thoughts. We ask that you RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Click here to join our mailing list. Click here to view materials from past meetings.

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

Assessment Update Workshop

Monday, September 9, 2019 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | 500 Swanlund

During the workshop, we will review the assessment update form and answer questions about the update process. You are welcome to bring lunch. Click here to register for the workshop.

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

Student Affairs Assessment Committee: Assessment 101 Workshops

Writing Student Learning Outcomes
Presenter: Julia Makela (The Career Center)
Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 143 Arcade Building

What differences do your student affairs programs and services make in students’ lives Can you demonstrate impact and communicate the value of your services effectively? Come learn how and take the first steps in this hands-on workshop. Using step-by-step worksheets, we’ll write learning outcomes for your programs and services that are connected to the mission and strategic goals of Illinois.

RSVP at: go.illinois.edu/saac101jul

Questions? Contact Beth Hoag or Ryan Young.

Focus Groups 101
Presenters: Alana Harris (Campus Rec) and Belinda De La Rosa (Testing Center)
Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Meeting Room 3, ARC

Surveys are great but if you’re looking to understand participants at a deeper level, focus groups are where it’s at! Focus groups bring together a small group of people to develop a deeper understanding of their perceptions, opinions, beliefs and attitudes towards a particular topic. Join us as we demonstrate the array of purposes that focus groups can serve, identify different types of focus groups based on the goals of your work, and discuss the preparation required to conduct a focus group.

RSVP at: go.illinois.edu/saac101may

Questions? Contact Beth Hoag or Ryan Young.

Building Your Own Surveys in Baseline
Presenter: CampusLabs
Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 2003 Student Dining and Residential Programs Building

Participants are encouraged to follow along as we provide step-by-step instructions for adding different question types, question options, customized display rules, and skip logic in the survey builder.

RSVP at: go.illinois.edu/saac101apr

Questions? Contact Beth Hoag or Ryan Young.

The Chancellor’s Senior Survey and Illini Success
Presenters: Linell Edwards (Office of the Provost) and Julia Makela (The Career Center)
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 143 Arcade Building Building

Learn about the purpose and value of the Chancellor’s Senior Survey and the Illini Success Survey. Discover what data are available, and how to create your own customized queries through online dashboards designed for Illinois faculty and staff. You are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet, as we will explore various uses of the dashboards by completing a series of scenarios that are tailored to the experiences of student affairs professionals

RSVP at: go.illinois.edu/saac101mar

Rubrics 101
Presenter: Gianina Baker, National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 333 Education Building

Rubrics can play a key role in assessing student learning in a variety of contexts, in assessing the effectiveness of programs and degrees, and in creating a foundation for identifying and assessing equity gaps. In this workshop, attendees will participate in an assessment activity to better understand the use of rubrics.

RSVP at: go.illinois.edu/saac101feb

Questions? Contact Beth Hoag or Ryan Young.

Tableau 101
Presenters: Esra Coskun and Jen-chien Yu (University Library)
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | 314 Main Library

Tableau has revolutionized the data analysis task by allowing users to connect, visualize, and interact with data. Join us for an introductory workshop where you will learn how to make charts (scatter plots, tree maps, word clouds), apply analytics, create dashboards, publish and share your Tableau visualizations. The workshop will also cover the best practices for data visualization.

RSVP at: go.illinois.edu/saactableau

Questions? Contact Beth Hoag or Ryan Young.