Assessment Activities


GE Paths Building Pathways: Alternative Approaches to General Education

Date: March 14 9:30-3:30
Location: Northridge Center - University Student Union
CSUN has partnered with Los Angeles Pierce College, the CSU Office of the Chancellor, and AAC&U on a three year long project to transform our General Education from within. The approach—which we call G.E. Paths—takes already existing G.E. courses across the curriculum and connects them through themes such as Global Studies, Social Justice, and Health and Wellness through faculty development, student engagement, and high impact practices. The workshop will cover all aspects of how to start a program like this with a partner institution or on your own. We also invite additional Path connections with our local Community Colleges to help incentivize your students’ transfer to the CSU. The overall goal of the Path project is to make G.E. more meaningful to students and to thereby increase retention and progress to the degree (A.A. or Baccalaureate) Registration Form

Beyond CSUN

Empowering Education Through Assessment Overcoming Obstacles XVIII 2014 Assessment Conference

Empowering Education Through Assessment Overcoming Obstacles XVIII 2014 Assessment Conference

Date: March 14, 2014 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: California State University Fullerton
Mihaylo College of Business and Economics
O'Brien Center - 3rd Floor
The annual Assessment Conference, now in its 18th year, is being hosted bythe Mihaylo College of Business & Economics at California State University Fullerton, and co-sponsored by Academic Affairs and the Faculty Development. This year’s theme is “Empowering Education through Assessment: Overcoming Obstacles.” Dr. Tom Angelo, author of Classroom Assessment Techniques and Assistant Provost, Founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ), and Professor of Higher Education at Queens University of Charlotte, will deliver the keynote “Assessing and Promoting High-Impact Practices at Course and Program Levels: Doing Assessment as if Deep Learning Matters Most.” CSUF XVIII Assessment Conference Registration and Information

WASC Senior College and University Commission ARC Academic Resource Conference 2014

WASC Academic Resource Conference (ARC)

Date: April 23-25, 2014
Location: JW Marriott Hotel, LA Live, Los Angeles, CA
The 2014 WASC Academic Resource Conference (ARC) is dedicated to supporting insitutions of higher education as they identify their challenges, explore their alternative scenarios, demonstrate results and plan for a meaningful future. This year's conference focuses on outsider perspectives, what higher education can learn from them, and ways we might adapt current practices to respond to regional and national needs. Join us at the western region’s pre-eminent meeting place for vision, values, and networking as we explore questions, weigh options, and plan for the future.
WASC Academic Resource Conference information

Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education

AALHE 4th Annual Assessment Conference (2014)

Date: June 2-4, 2014
Location: Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The conference has as its primary focus the practice of the assessment of student learning as a strategy to improve student learning. Thus it is open to all who are engaged in learning assessment-the faculty, administrators, Student Affairs staff, institutional researchers, and otehrs in higher education who collect, analyze and use assessment data to improve student learning. 2014 Conference Theme: “Emergent Dialogues in Assessment.” AALHE is pleased to feature the following speakers: Dr. Pamela Tate, President and CEO, The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL), Dr. Robert Mundhenk, Co-Founder and Past President, AALHE and Visiting Scholar for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and Dr. Donna Sundre, Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University.
AALHE Assessment Conference registration and extra information

Association of American Colleges and Universities

2014 Institute on General Education and Assessment

The Institute on General Education and Assessment provides campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance general education programs and their assessment. The rapidly changing composition and circumstances of our students and faculty, compels all of us to expand our cultural understandings, organizational constructs and pedagogical approaches in order to create learning communities that meet the needs and support success for all our students. During the Institute, teams explore intentional, well-defined and meaningfully assessed models of general education, processes of redesign, implementation of highly effective practices, and clarification and integration of learning outcomes and their assessment. Admission to the Institute is competitive and limited. All accredited two-year and four-year institutions are encouraged and eligible to apply.

The Institute on General Education and Assessment is designed for any campus, system, or group of campuses engaged in redesigning general education for students. Campuses can be at any stage in the process of rethinking general education approaches and issues emerging from their respective needs and circumstances. Campus teams should include a senior academic officer and faculty members working on general education committees or teaching general education courses. Team members can include student affairs professionals and also assessment and curriculum specialists with active roles in advancing student learning on campus.
Conference Information and Registration