Date: Wednesday, October 1 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. OR Wednesday, November 12 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Kellogg West Conference Center Pomona, CA
Assessment 101 is a practical introduction to the basics of assessing student learning for any administrator, faculty member, or other educator. The workshop offers a broad introduction to the terminology of student learning outcomes assessment and the rationale behind the process, with special emphasis on the first steps of the assessment cycle. At each step, you’ll learn about good practices, benefits, common misunderstandings, and pitfalls to avoid.
Workshop topics will include:
The workshop will be constructivist and learner-centered. Blending brief presentations with interactive exercises, the facilitators will guide you as you apply what you’re learning. Assessment 101 is an excellent way to prepare for WSCUC’s core competency retreats on writing, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and information literacy.
Registration fee: $245 (Note, after the registration deadline, if space is available, late registration fee will be $265/per person.)
Registration deadline: September 17, 2014 (for the October date) OR October 24 (for the November date)
More information, October OR More information, November
Date: Thursday, October 2 9:00 a.m. - Friday, October 3 2:30 p.m.
Location: Kellogg West Conference Center Pomona, CA
This workshop is designed to support two institutional priorities: student learning within majors or professional programs , and quantitative reasoning as a university-wide learning goal.
This workshop will assist teams in choosing appropriate assessment approaches for both majors and quantitative reasoning; creating meaningful assessment plans; setting expectations for performance; and ensuring that efforts ultimately improve student learning and success. Through keynote addresses, breakout sessions, team mentoring, and a rich array of resources, facilitators will expose participants to state-of-the-art practices in both assessment of majors and quantitative reasoning, and show how to connect the two when appropriate. Teams will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from other campuses and refine their plans.
Registration deadline: September 17, 2014
Date: Thursday, October 16 9:00 a.m. - Friday, October 17 3:15 p.m.
Location: Hilton Oakland Airport Oakland, CA
Facilitators will lead this two-day workshop to support participants in integrating and assessing critical thinking and information literacy skills at their institutions. The format blends brief presentations with interactive team exercises, inter-institutional discussions, and mentoring to engage each participant fully in the work. Participants will be guided through a series of topics and exercises that can be applied to their particular institutional context, culture, and student population. This hands-on retreat will address campus strategies for developing, integrating, and assessing these learning outcomes across the academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. The focus will be on designing learning opportunities for students to demonstrate these skills and abilities within the context of multiple disciplines and general education. The retreat will also engage participants in developing strategies for faculty, librarians, administrators, and other academic partners to set standards of performance and assess students’ attainment of these learning outcomes at or near graduation.
Registration fees: $485 per team member. After September 26, if space is available, late registration fee will be $510 per team member.
Registration deadline: September 26
Date: Thursday, November 13 9:00 a.m. - Friday, November 14 2:30 p.m.
As overarching (meta) competencies, oral communication and written communication need to be translated into specifics in order to provide a clear focus for faculty, students, and other educators as well as for assessment efforts. The skillful exercise of written and oral communication skills is dependent upon the context in which the communication takes place, the specific task, the audience, and the rhetorical framing appropriate to that task and context.
Toward this goal, this workshop will assist participants to:
Registration fees:$485 per team member. After October 24, if space is available, late registration fee will be $510 per team member.
Registration deadline: October 24
Date:Friday, January 30 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Woodbury University,
This interactive workshop offers an opportunity for campus teams and individuals to learn more about how to define, articulate, and assess the meaning, quality, and integrity of the degrees their institution offers – and why it matters. It is also a chance to learn more about the national context, as well as WSCUC’s 2013 Handbook of Accreditation requirement that institutions include a component addressing the “Meaning, Quality, and Integrity of Degrees” as a part of their self-study for reaffirmation of accreditation.
Registration fee: $325/per team member. After the registration deadlines, if space is available, late registration fee will be $350 /per team member.
Date: Wednesday, April 22 8:00 a.m.- Friday April 24 4:00 p.m.
Location: Oakland Marriot City Center
Sponsored by WASC Senior College and University Commission
The 2015 ARC will explore these urgent questions related to accomplishing our mission of student success:
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.