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Interactive Continuing Education

For Higher Ed Professionals

New 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!

Introduction to Effective Assessment Practices 

Certification Course - begins 9/11/19

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This course 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. An emphasis is placed on using assessment as a tool that clearly leads to improvement of student learning.

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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Launching Impactful Assessment Structures

Workshop - begins 9/24/19

Efficient assessment structures are both data focused and flexible. Assessment data is drawn from institutional and newly established collection initiatives. Examples of both types of data are provided as well as data management best practices.

Outcomes:

  • Describe, create and deploy an efficient assessment structure for higher education institutions
  • Institute a plan for stakeholder driven assessment processes
  • Create assessment matrices for use in evaluating a program, division, or institutions' compliance with goals and outcomes
  • Create a robust data collection pipeline that takes advantage of institutional and de novo data
  • Develop an assessment & evaluation plan that lends itself to strategic planning
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Implementing Successful Assessment Practices

Certification Course - coming in October

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This course provides an overview of common assessment practices that will enhance their 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. 

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