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Introduction to Rubric Norming

January 24, 2017

During this webinar, the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences shared a step-by-step process for calibrating rubrics and approaching inter-rater reliability. Strategies and tips were provided to facilitate workshops effectively, keep things fun, and build interdepartmental partnerships. 

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Making Meaning from Chaos: Moving Toward Intentional Learning through Curricular Alignment

February 7, 2017

During this webinar, the presenter explores the use of curriculum mapping as a means to increase coherence and intentionality for learners. Pulling from lessons learned in the field and the work of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), participants will be presented with various approaches to help make sense of the different pieces that come together to enhance student learning across learning experiences. Together we will explore the relationship between general education and the major, the curriculum and the co-curriculum, and the field of employment and our course learning outcomes. Institutional examples will be shared on various ways to consider mapping our learning to enhance alignment.

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Faculty Involvement: Still the Key to Successful Assessment of Student Learning

March 14, 2017

During this webinar, Dr. Barbara Wright, Independent Consultant and former V.P. of WASC, focused on the importance of It’s faculty involvement if assessment efforts are going to have any traction and lead to real improvement in student learning. In this webinar, we’ll consider how to design assessment to make optimal use of instructors’ time, energy, and talents.

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Key Dimensions of Assessment in Higher Education

April 11, 2017

During this webinar, Dr. Lance Tomei discussed the various aspects of assessing student learning in higher education including assessment of classroom, program, and institutional-level learning outcomes as well as assessment in support of continuous quality improvement. Similarities and differences among these different categories of assessment were presented along with implications for faculty, for programs, and for the institution.

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Assessment Infrastructure, Transparency, Communication: Pepperdine University's Culture of Assessment

May 16, 2017

During this webinar, Pepperdine University presented its journey to a more effective and efficient assessment system. This presentation explored how to build a climate of trust with key assessment contributors at an institution. This, in turn, encourages all stakeholders to feel comfortable sharing data, leading to transparency through reporting. The University explored how its use of technology captured information and provided reporting to document its journey. 

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The Impact of Technology for candidate support in the final semester of student teaching

June 13, 2017

During this webinar, Armstrong State University examined the use of LiveText as a seamless support to final semester teacher candidates as they complete edTPA (AACTE, 2016) and Internship (student teaching).

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Characteristics of Effective Feedback and How Rubrics Can Help

August 15, 2017

During this webinar, Dr. Susan Brookhart looked at the characteristics of effective feedback, using three lenses:

  • Feedback messages must describe the strengths of student work according to the criteria and make at least one suggestion for improvement.
  • Feedback episodes should be episodes of learning for both the instructor and student.
  • Students should have immediate opportunities to use the feedback.

The webinar also showed how rubrics can be useful in all aspects of the feedback process. The role of rubrics in this process is to present the criteria, describe what performance looks like at different levels of proficiency, and guide student work, instructor feedback, and student revision.

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Using Formative Assessment to Inform and Strengthen Advanced Online Programs

September 12, 2017

During this webinar, Dr. Denise Moseley, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Southern Arkansas University, presented how the directors of advanced online programs at Southern Arkansas University work together to create a shared formative assessment of candidates.  

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Top 10 Tips for Designing Effective Rubrics

October 17, 2017

During this webinar. Dr. Lance Tomei will provide ten helpful hints for designing high quality rubrics to evaluate student performance outcomes. Tips will range from selecting the right assessment instrument (do you always need a rubric?) to strategies helpful in achieving valid and reliable assessment results when utilizing rubrics. This Webinar appeals to all university faculty who develop and/or utilize assessment rubrics, assessment directors, administrators, staff who support assessment of student learning outcomes, and anyone engaged in quality assurance/continuous quality improvement who rely on assessment data generated with rubrics. It is also relevant to P-12 educators and business/industry trainers who use or are interested in using high quality rubrics to assess student/trainee performance.

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