These three-hour virtual workshops combine presentations and participant tasks to help schools design and implement an educational assessment program. The goal is for teams of two to six people from each school to develop a work plan and a set of methods for accomplishing the plan.
The mini-lectures, each 15-20 minutes, will focus on core elements of assessment design and practice, with opportunity for Q&A with all participants. Following each presentation, teams will work in breakout rooms for 30-40 minutes on guided assignments responding to the material just presented.
Both sessions will cover similar core material. Each team will be asked to complete a brief pre-session questionnaire to identify institutional circumstances, the school’s history of assessment, and the team’s goals for participation. We recommend that teams participate with an aim to report to the faculty following the workshop.
The February 11 workshop is recommended for schools working on a short timeline, such as for accreditation visits in 2021 and 2022. The February 19 workshop will focus on developing an assessment process at schools with time to plan for a richer and more comprehensive assessment protocol.
Recordings of the presentations and full-group Q&A sessions will be available to registered participants following the event.