Password for all recordings: AIAConf2021


Assessment in Action Conference

Access to conference presentation materials: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/assessment_day/ 


Friday, April 9, 2021

Conference Schedule

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.: Welcome and Panel Discussion, "Using Data for Continuous Improvement"

Welcome and Opening Remarks - Dr. Jennifer Bott, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Michigan University

Panel Discussion - Featuring Dr. Zebulun Davenport, Dr. Sara Finney, Dr. Ciji Heiser (Moderator) and Dr. Vicki Wise

References and Resources

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 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: "Envisioning Ourselves as Educators: Practices for Student Affairs" (Vicki Wise)

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Breakout 2: "Holistic Assessment for Continuous Improvement in Student Success Programs" (Lauren Carney, Vun Doubblestein, Sue Murray, Nathan Nguyen, Liliana Salas)

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Breakout 3: "This is Not a Quiz: How Do We Create and Evaluate Authentic Assessments?" (Jef Fisher, Megan Hess, Alyssa Moon, Wendy Swalla, Matt Strock)


12:00 - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: "Importance of Reflective, Collaborative, and Transparent Practices to Close the Assessment Loop" (Vicki Wise)

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Breakout 2: "Reshaping the Whole Story: Using Data to Enhance the FYE Experience for Students and Instructors" (Adrienne Fraaza)

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Breakout 3: "Using Data Visualization for Improvements" (Ciji Heiser, Evan Heiser, Ewa Urban)

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2:00 - 3:15 p.m.: Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1: "Western Michigan University Assessment Fellows Grants: A Brief History, Featuring the 2019-20 Fellows Grant Recipients"

(2019-20 Assessment Fellows: Wayne Bond, Evan Heiser, Yvonne Jackson, Debra Lindstrom, Kelly Reed, Ewa Urban, Bridget Weller, Winifred Wilson)

View posters from all Assessment Fellows Grant recipients

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Breakout 2: "How to Engage and Assess Learning Through Discussion in Any Modality" (Jef Fisher, Megan Hess, Alyssa Moon, Wendy Swalla, Matt Strock)

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Breakout 3: "Connecting Assessment Practice to Equity Work" (Ciji Heiser)

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3:30 - 4:00 p.m.: Wrap-up and Resource Sharing

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