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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment:Assessment Workshops

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Institutional Effectiveness & Assessment (IE&A) provides workshops for faculty members who are responsible for programmatic assessment in their respective colleges. The purpose of these workshops is to guide assessment work and to ensure that faculty are engaged in an assessment process that results in improvements throughout their programs.

Faculty who are newly responsible for programmatic assessment should email academic.assessment@odu.edu to set up an initial orientation to their role and get access to Weave.



2021 Assessment Workshops



Connecting The Dots


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This self-paced workshop is designed to help programs document their changes to strengthen and improve student learning. A model for documenting changes is provided. Additionally, the opportunity to strengthen three key connections within this process is outlined. Examples and resources are provided for each of the three areas designed to strengthen the connection between:

  1. Outcome and measure
  2. Measure/data and action
  3. Action and outcome

This is a self-paced online workshop. Please use buttons to the left to complete this activity.


Using Results to Improve


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This power-packed workshop will focus on an area of student learning that your program wants to improve. Then we will develop or revise outcomes, measures, and targets to assess student learning in this area. Lastly, we will outline a plan to collect, discuss, and act on information to improve student learning.

March 16th, 12:00 - 1:30pm Registration Closed

March 25th, 12:30 - 2:00pm Registration Closed

March 31st, 10:00 - 11:30am Registration Closed

April 2nd, 1:00 - 2:30pm Registration Closed



2020 Assessment Workshops



Answering the Big Questions about Assessment Expectations & Purpose


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Looking for the answers to the big questions about academic assessment for faculty who are leading or supporting these efforts? Then, this workshop is for you! After attending this lecture you will be able to articulate the purpose of assessment and be able to apply guidelines to refine your existing assessment processes. This is a great workshop for faculty who have recently taken on assessment or accreditation duties or seasoned faculty who would like a refresher.

February 12th, 10:00am - 12:00pm Registration Closed

March 17th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Registration Closed

Tuesday, April 7th 12:00pm - 2:00pm Registration Closed



You Can't Do It Alone! Get Faculty Involved in a Conversation About Better Student Learning


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This workshop will suggest some strategies and systems to help faculty determine how to efficiently organize their assessment efforts. Strategies will provide feedback loops with faculty and opportunities for discussion about student learning. If you are struggling with how to do an assessment or you want to do it more efficiently, then this workshop is for you.

February 13th, 10:00am - 11:00am Registration Closed

April 8th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Registration Closed

April 22nd, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Registration Closed



This is it...How to Get Actionable & Meaningful Data to Support Modifications Intended to Improve Student Learning


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Are you looking for guidance with your program's framework or could use some tools on how to collect data that'll lead to action? Then, this workshop is for you! These actions can be small changes to an assignment or a course or they can be big actions that affect the curriculum or program requirements. And if you are using assessment results to make modifications, then you are doing assessment!

February 19th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Registration Closed

April 14th, 10:00am - 12:00pm Registration Closed



Curriculum Mapping: A Powerful Tool for Discussion About Courses, Teaching, & Learning Outcomes


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This workshop provides an overview of the curriculum mapping process with strategies and templates to give you the tools to get started. Curriculum mapping aligns teaching with learning outcomes to create a telling diagram. This process outlines the student experience and it can reveal any inconsistencies, redundant content, and misalignments in the curriculum. This can be especially helpful for programs interested in revising and re-envisioning parts of their curriculum.

March 3rd, 12:30pm - 1:30pm Registration Closed

March 27th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm Registration Closed



Telling Your Story: Leverage The Changes You Have Made or Plan to Make for The Assessment Report


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This workshop is designed for programs that have identified something that they want to change or programs that have already made changes. Together, we will clarify the impetus for change (e.g. data, faculty conversations, external forces, etc.), describe the change, and outline a plan for following up on the impact of these changes on student learning. This information will help programs provide evidence of seeking improvement based on assessment results and can be directly applied to the next assessment report or specialized accreditation report.

April 2nd, 10:00am - 11:00am Registration Closed



2019 Assessment Workshops



Assessment 101: Training & Refresher Workshop


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Register for this workshop that is designed to illustrate best practices in assessment. Faculty will have the opportunity to review assessment plans and apply their skills. They will also receive timely guidance on how to complete the upcoming assessment report. This workshop will be especially helpful for faculty who are new to the assessment role.

Registration Closed



2018 Assessment Workshops



Assessment 101: Training & Refresher Workshop


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Workshop Slides

This workshop is designed to illustrate best practices in assessment. Faculty will have the opportunity to review assessment plans and apply their skills. They will also receive timely guidance on how to complete the upcoming assessment report. This workshop will be especially helpful for faculty who are new to the assessment role.

Registration Closed