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Assessment

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  1. Oct
    11
    Tue

    OPA Coffee Breaks: Using Card Sorting to Map Course and Programmatic Objectives – (October 11, 2022 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 295

    Card sorting is a user-experience (UX) method that prompts users to sort information, as they understand it, into designated categories. As an assessment activity, card sorting offers opportunities to deepen faculty understanding of assessment practices. It allows them to consider and visually map course objectives to programmatic objectives, and it provides real-time feedback on the need for clearly articulated objectives. This interactive coffee break will introduce card sorting and allow attendees to try it themselves. Join Zoom Meeting: https://texastech.zoom.us/j/94235331192?pwd=RTBqY0d5QmJOeTNITjNhNjlXeitqUT09 Meeting ID: 942 3533 1192 Passcode: 260292

  2. Oct
    19
    Wed

    OPA Learning Series: Surviving the “Lockdown:” Faculty Perceptions on the Impact of COVID-19 on Assessment Reporting – (October 19, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 295

    This presentation will discuss academic assessment reporting during the COVID-19 pandemic at Texas Tech University. We will share findings from a meta-analysis of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 assessment reports. In our analysis, we found that assessment reporting was severely impacted due to several factors: change in modality, the inadequacy of faculty to administer the assessment, change in academic priorities during the pandemic, and lack of student engagement during the pandemic. Although the majority of assessment reports cited negative reasons for limited assessment data, some faculty did report that student learning was improved due to smaller class sizes and smaller faculty-to-student ratios. Presenters will discuss implications related to these findings, and how our local assessment office can provide resources to mediate gaps in assessment reporting. Join Zoom Meeting: https://texastech.zoom.us/j/92700774910?pwd=MGNqaW5CMFdUbFBKNVVTZnp2RzQ4QT09 Meeting ID: 927 0077 4910 Passcode: 912545

  3. Nov
    10
    Thu

    OPA Coffee Breaks:Supporting Innovation Through Collaborative Assessment – (November 10, 2022 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

    Location:
    Virtual Session

    Room:

    Available Seats: 297

    This month’s OPA Coffee Break will highlight an emerging partnership between the Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) and the Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences (TrUE). In its work to support the development and scaling of high-impact educational experiences for undergraduate students, TrUE is working with OPA to develop a new faculty award intended to recognize excellence in undergraduate engagement. TrUE Director Levi Johnson will describe how his Center’s efforts to celebrate and support faculty led to an unexpected deep dive into Faculty Success (Digital Measures). OPA Administrator Kenny Shatley will discuss his experiences collaborating with TrUE and highlight additional opportunities for leveraging Faculty Success to spark innovation. Join Zoom Meeting: https://texastech.zoom.us/j/95182340689?pwd=MS9HN0JWMXF1UzlCOXBINDJBWHA5UT09 Meeting ID: 951 8234 0689 Passcode: 967224

  4. Nov
    17
    Thu

    NACADA November Webinar – Assessment of Academic Advising 101: An Overview – (November 17, 2022 12:30 PM – 02:30 PM)

    Location:
    TLPDC Room 153
    2802 18th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79409

    Room: TLPDC 153

    Available Seats: 26

    Assessment is not a bad word! Do you hear the term assessment and cringe? Do red flags fly with the thought of data collection and tracking? Assessment is a tool used to demonstrate how academic advising impacts student success and is vital to moving advising programs forward on any higher education campus. In this NACADA Assessment of Advising Community-sponsored webinar, Assessment Institute Faculty members will look at how to apply assessment tools to show the value of your contributions and academic advising practices to your administrators, funders, supporters, and students. The presenters will define assessment, explain its value, and describe the Assessment Cycle, including what to do with the data once you’ve gone through a cycle. Focusing on the various steps of the Assessment Cycle, the presenters will take you through how assessment works and introduce you to the NACADA Assessment Institute and Assessment Pocket Guides as additional tools to help you develop and hone your assessment skills. Academic Advising Core Competencies that will be addressed in this presentation include: C5 The expected outcomes of academic advising. R7 Engage in on-going assessment and development of the advising practice.

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