This two-day institute on assessment in higher education is offered by JMU’s Center for Assessment & Research Studies. The institute is designed to enhance the practice of both new and experienced assessment professionals through a series of interactive sessions examining the latest issues faced by assessment practitioners.
July 10-11, 2012
James Madison University
The schedule for Track One is available here.
The schedule for Track Two is available here.
To empower participants to:
1. Develop formative assessment strategies that better allow faculty to useassessment results to improve courses, teaching, and student learning.
2. Develop and implement assessment programs that measure program qualityand assess the impact of programs on students.
3. Develop an understanding of advanced measurement concepts and techniques available to the assessment professional.
Assessment Institute flyer
Registration is now closed.
Early registration: $325 (deadline May 31, 2012 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15)
Regular registration: $425 (deadline June 25, 2012)
To register online, click the registration link above. You will be invoiced for payment.
Registration fees include lunch both days, and an evening reception on Tuesday, July 10. Continental breakfast is provided by the hotel.
All events will be held at the Festival Conference and Student Center; for directions to Harrisonburg, JMU, and the Festival Center, please visit http://www.jmu.edu/map/.
Track One: The Assessment Model
Focuses on the assessment model and how to effectively conduct assessment in institutions of higher education. This track is ideal for those who are new to assessment or are struggling to develop a culture of assessment at their institution.
Track Two: Going Pro in Assessment: Evaluating Your Institution's Assessment Process
Across higher education faculty and staff seek guidance to improve their assessments. This track helps burgeoning assessment professionals provide such assistance. Specifically, participants will (1) learn and apply a systematic approach to diagnosing clients' assessment issues and (2) use this knowledge to make effective recommendations.
Special Invited Workshop: What is Implementation Fidelity and Why Do Assessment Professionals Need to Know About It? Presenters: Sara Finney, PhD & Jerusha Gerstner, MA
Plenary Session: Advancing Assessment: Generating Good Scholarship, Editor Joshua Brown (Liberty University) and Associate Editor Katie Busby (Tulane University), Research and Practice in Assessment.
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at Fairfield Inn & Suites, Harrisonburg, VA. The special rate for this block is $77 per night plus tax for either a Standard King or Standard Two Queens. Attendees can make reservations by calling 540-433-9333 and quoting "JMU Summer Assessment Institute" or at www.marriottharrisonburg.com by using the Group Codes below:
JSAJSAA is a Standard Two Queen
JSAJSAB is a Standard King