About the Virtual Workshop:

Course Time Options:
Tuesday, May 18, from 1-4pm ET. CLASS IS FULL
Tuesday, August 10, from 1-3pm ET CLASS IS FULL

Enrollment Information:
To maximize interactions seating is limited to 12 participants (so be sure to sign up soon!). Tuition is $225; Weave members get a discount, just ask!


General education (GE) can be complex, large, disparate, and contain many moving parts, creating challenges when trying to determine how well students are attaining foundational skills. At times, assessing the effectiveness of GE falls on a few faculty or staff members, making it overwhelming and cumbersome. This workshop will explore ways to reduce burdens that come with assessing GE. You will discuss practical plans for assessing GE, including ideas of how to involve faculty with assessing student learning. 

Join us to learn how to:

  • Outline a plan for assessing GE
  • Identify ways to reduce obstacles/challenges
  • Determine strategies to foster faculty support and participation
  • Consider ideas on how use the data for improvement
  • Adapt approaches to the context of your institution


We hope to see you!

About the Instructor

Tisha Paredes CircleTisha M. Paredes, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Old Dominion University
Dr. Tisha M. Paredes is the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Old Dominion University. Prior to accepting this position in 2015, she started in 2005 as a graduate assistant and has served as the office’s Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, and Director of Assessment. She works closely with University faculty and staff in creating assessment plans and reports for their programs and services, monitoring SACSCOC standards and overseeing institutional effectiveness activities across the University. Tisha has presented workshops, consulted, and taught on topics including academic and administrative assessment, QEP development and assessment, general education assessment, and building an infrastructure to sustain effectiveness efforts. Her research focuses on assessment of first-year student success and her book Using Focus Groups to Listen, Learn and Lead in Higher Education provides a practical and cost-effective approach to conducting focus groups.