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Interactive Continuing Education

For Higher Ed Professionals

After 15 years of supporting institutions, we've spoken with a lot of people. Assessment practitioners have told us that they'd benefit from formal training to build their assessment planning skills and that they'd like this training to be provided within a supportive community where they can learn from each other.

So, we've created Weave Academy to do just that! Explore the options below - we hope to "see" you in a virtual classroom soon!

New? Start here! Introduction to Effective Assessment Practices 

Certification Course


Thursdays, April 22 - May 27, 12-2pm ET CLASS IS FULL
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Tuesdays, June 15 - July 20, 1-3pm ET

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Are you new to assessment for your program or institution? This course is for you! Weekly instruction provides an overview of assessment principles and practices in contemporary higher education. The course promotes a general understanding of academic assessment, specifically the assessment of student learning outcomes. 

Course Audience: Professionals who are new to the assessment field and have been tasked with helping faculty and staff develop assessment plans and reports. No prior knowledge is required. 

Outcomes:

  • Explain the role of assessment in improving student learning
  • Learn and apply theory and principles of assessment
  • Apply useful assessment strategies and practices
  • Demonstrate the relevance of assessment data to faculty and other stakeholders

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Leading Assessment? Implementing Successful Assessment Practices

Certification Course


Thursdays, July 8 - August 12, 1-3pm ET

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Are you the hero leading assessment for a group or campus? Join this course for an overview of common assessment practices that will enhance your toolbox as a practitioner. Specifically, participants will learn strategies for program assessment of academic and student affairs units, as well as learning more about assessment measures to directly assess student learning and experiences. 

Course Audience: Professionals who have been tasked with designing programmatic assessment across areas in academic and student affairs, to include mapping and general education. Prior foundational knowledge of assessment theory and practices is required.

Outcomes:

  • Articulate the best practices in program assessment
  • Create an assessment system that engages multiple units on campus in the assessment process
  • Use assessment results to seek opportunities for improvement
  • Organize strategies for engaging faculty and students in the assessment process
  • Develop a plan for an assessment unit grounded in best practice
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NEW! Assessing General Education: A Practical Approach

A Virtual Workshop


Tuesdays, May 18, from 1-4pm ET


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 leaning.

Course Audience: Professionals who have been tasked with assessing general education at their institution. 

Outcomes:

  • 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
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