Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Program Review

Upcoming Activities

5th Annual Assessment Day

In support of the Strategic Plan's Area I: Student Success and Academic Excellence, the University Assessment Committee, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, present Dr. Tia McNair as our 5th Annual Assessment Day speaker.

Date: April 11, 2018
Location: Student Union 2592

About the Speaker

Tia Brown McNair, Ed.D.
Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Student Success
Tia Brown McNairAssociation of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)

Dr. McNair oversees both funded projects and AAC&U's continuing programs on equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact educational practices, and student success. She is the lead author of the book "Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success" and co-author of "Assessing Underserved Students' Engagement in High-Impact Practices."

“It is critical that we transform our institutional culture and practices to be student-ready-responsive to contemporary students’ needs and realities.” (Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success, p. 9)


Assessment Day Schedule

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9:00am-12:15pm - Plenary Session & Luncheon (open to the campus community)
Becoming a Student Ready College: High-Impact Practices and Intentionality by Design

How can we accelerate broad-scale systemic innovation to advance educational practices that engage diversity and challenge inequities in student outcomes to make excellence inclusive? How can institutions increase student participation in high-impact practices (HIPs) and raise student awareness of the value of guided learning pathways that will promote quality and completion? How can we more directly connect measurement of the benefits of high-impact practices, including direct and indirect assessment of student learning outcomes, with justification for the resources needed to expand their usage? This plenary will focus on strategies for developing institutional models for assessment that promote continuous improvement of HIPs and identify the "inconvenient truths" about campus environments that may be barriers to student success and higher learning gains.
Intended outcomes:
1. Compare a student-ready college and with one that values “college-ready” students
2. Identify campus environmental barriers to student success
3. Illustrate how intentionally designed high impact practices promote student success

11:15am-2:30pm – Luncheon & Workshop (open to the campus community)
How to Incorporate High-Impact Practices Into Your Programs

What are promising strategies for designing high-impact educational practices that increase student engagement and enhance academic success? Participants will learn how to integrate and enhance active learning practices such as research, internships, service learning/community-based learning, diversity/global learning and common intellectual experiences into programs and services.
Intended outcomes:
1. Define high-impact practices that promote student engagement and academic success
2. Discuss how to integrate and enhance current active learning practices to improve programs and services
3. Identify strategies to increase engagement of underserved students in high-impact practices

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Last Updated: 3/15/18