BEA Assessment Boot Camp: Writing your Assessment Story

Wednesday (8:30-Noon), April 20, 2016

Cost:  $35 to cover breakfast and materials.


Audience: Writing the story of your students’ success can be difficult. The workshop is geared to faculty and administrators who are interested in learning about programmatic and course assessment. Whether you are new to assessment, or a veteran moving up the academic ladder, you are often faced with writing assessment reports that need to reflect the appropriate assessment story and that will be used by others to write their reports. This boot camp cracks the code of telling your best assessment story and highlights some new ideas along the way.

Moderator:        William G. Covington, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Moderator:        Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of PA

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM                           Breakfast

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM                           Welcome and Introduction – William G. Covington, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

9:05 AM – 9:20 AM                           Assessment Resources – Stacey Irwin, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM                           Writing Assessment Reports, Part I – Don Grady, Elon University

9:40 AM – 10:00 AM                         What Are Your Students Learning? Use Program Rubrics and Blackboard to Find Out – Mary Spillman, Ball State University

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM                      Developing Program Rubrics: A Hands On Approach – Adam Kuban, assistant professor, Department of Journalism, Ball State University

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM                      Measuring Up:  How to Establish Useful Benchmarks of Student Success – Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM                      Writing Assessment Reports, Part 2 – Don Grady, Elon University

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM                      Q&A – Stacey O. Irwin, Millersville University of PA  & William G. Covington, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania