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Assessment Breakfasts Archive

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Wednesday
Mar 11, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
HE 1203
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment and Diversity
Presenter(s): Dr. Amber Martin (Department of Psychology)

It is important for institutions to address the various ways we may systematically exclude some populations of students (e.g. disabled students or students of color) from the assessment process, or in the “closing the loop” process. In this session I will present some preliminary ideas about possible “weak” points in the assessment process that may miss certain groups of students and discuss what these may mean or miss about the general health of the institution’s assessment and interpreting assessment results. I will also invite discussion of these ideas from the group. [Details...]
Wednesday
Feb 19, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
HE 1203
Assessment Breakfasts
We've Completed our Assessment; Have We Learned Anything?
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment);Chris Scott (School of Education) Kirsten Grant (Chemistry)

In this session, we will discuss several illustrative examples of Schools and Departments at Hunter successfully “closing the loop” – taking what they learn from assessment to improve their programs and inform their decision making. We’ll also have an open conversation on ways that participants in the session might be able to put what they’ve learned from their assessments to good use.  While the term “closing the loop” implies a return to the beginning, it’s better to think in terms of continuous improvement, informed by assessment data. [Details...]
Wednesday
Jan 29, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
HE 1203
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment Breakfast -- Assessment Open House/Meet and Greet
Presenter(s): NA – no formal presentations

Come to our first Assessment Breakfast of the semester and “Meet & Greet” one another as we start a new semester. This breakfast will have an “open house” format, so please feel free to come for as little or as much of the time slot as you would like. This is an opportunity for all of us interested in Assessment at Hunter to come together informally, meet each other, and discuss our ideas and mutual interests regarding assessment. [Details...]
Wednesday
Dec 4, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts At last month’s Assessment Breakfast, we had four presentations on developing or improving meaningful student learning outcomes at the program level. Now it’s time to bring those ideas home to your own department or program! So come with an appetite, and with your program learning outcomes (PLOs) and some thoughts or questions on how you might be able to improve them! [Details...]
Wednesday
Nov 6, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts
Developing and Improving Meaningful Program Learning Outcomes
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment), Rob Cowan (Arts and Sciences), Kenneth Mclaughlin(Economics), and Jason Young (Psychology)

When assessing student learning within academic programs, we often have a case of “garbage-in, garbage-out:” even if you assess the learning of students in your program with regard to your stated program learning outcomes (PLOs), you won’t learn anything useful if those PLOs don’t cover the subject matter you really care about. Instead, if PLOs are too vague, too multi-pronged, or deal with either trivia or topics not really valued by your faculty, your assessment will be pointless even if you do everything “right.” In this workshop, the panelists will discuss ways in which we can develop PLOs that will help your department or program gather meaningful information that will help improve your curriculum and pedagogy [Details...]
Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
(8th Floor HW) The Faculty/Staff Lounge
Assessment Breakfasts
Values-Based Assessment
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment)

With increasing demands on assessment for compliance, assessment professionals have often focused either on either quality issues of validity and reliability, or quantity issues – producing a report for our evidence inventory. Joel Bloom tries to move toward developing assessment models that prioritize substantive importance over either statistical validity or external compliance. It's so easy for assessment practitioners to get bogged down in compliance and data issues -- which programs submitted reports, and whether they did them "right" -- that we often lose sight of why we are here. This impacts our morale and makes it harder to make the case for why anyone should be doing the assessment. [Details...]
Wednesday
Sep 25, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts
Introduction to Assessment
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment)

This presentation is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of student learning outcomes assessment for newcomers to that field. This presentation will cover a basic philosophy of values-centered assessment, including the reasons for assessment, its role in higher education, and how to use it to improve curriculum & pedagogy. Topics will include course-level, program-level, and institutional-level assessment, academic program review & accreditation, curriculum mapping, roles and methods of direct & indirect assessment, and the centrality of values and mission to all assessment work. [Details...]
Wednesday
Sep 18, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE)
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment Breakfast "Meet & Greet"
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Director of Assessment), Assessment Fellows, Assessment Coordinators

Come to our first Assessment Breakfast of the year and “Meet & Greet” one another as we start a new semester. There will be a brief presentation from Assessment Director, Joel Bloom, followed by an informal and open sharing of thoughts, challenges, and ideas from Hunter faculty, including our 2019-2020 Assessment Fellows, Assessment Coordinators, and members of the Senate Committee on Assessment and Evaluation. This is an opportunity for all of us interested in Assessment at Hunter to come together informally, meet each other, and discuss our ideas and mutual interests. Come hungry and ready to have some fun! We’d love to hear your ideas for future breakfasts as well. [Details...]
Wednesday
May 1, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chanin (B126 HW)
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment Fellows Research Presentations and Discussion
Presenter(s): Kirsten Grant (Chemistry), Manashi Chatterjee (Chemistry), Scott Gentile (Mathematics & Statistics)

Join us on Wednesday, May 1st, for a special presentation from Hunter College's Assessment Fellows. They will present their research projects and lead us in a discussion about assessment practices at Hunter and beyond. [Details...]
Friday
Dec 7, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Learning and Assessment in Administrative and Educational Support Units (Encore)
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Assessment), Brian Buckwald (Student Affairs)

Units outside of academic programs are increasingly called upon to assess their practices, with added specific emphasis on those units who support and further student learning and development outcomes.  In this workshop the presenters will help attendees recognize what and where student learning occurs in such units and recommended resources to help support an evidence-based approach and reaccreditation efforts.  The workshop is open to all interested but particularly directed at staff in administrative and educational support units. Please bring your unit mission statements, goals, and – if you have them already – your learning outcomes. [Details...]
Wednesday
Nov 14, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chanin (B126 HW)
Assessment Breakfasts While academic departments and programs at Hunter College have been conducting assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) in their undergraduate programs for some time, assessment of learning outcomes within our graduate programs is far less widespread as well as less developed. The co-presenters will begin with some background on assessment of student learning, and will discuss similarities and differences between SLOs – and SLO assessment – between graduate and undergraduate programs. The workshop will include an interactive activity in which participants work together to review their current graduate outcomes and assessment plans or activities, and help identify ways in which they can be enhanced or improved. The workshop is open to all interested but particularly directed at assessment coordinators, chairs, and faculty in departments with graduate programs. [Details...]
Wednesday
Nov 7, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Student Learning and Assessment in Administrative and Educational Support Units
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Provost Office), Brian Buckwald (Student Affairs)

Units outside of academic programs are increasingly called upon to assess their practices, with added specific emphasis on those units who support and further student learning and development outcomes.  In this workshop the presenters will help attendees recognize what and where student learning occurs in such units and recommended resources to help support an evidence-based approach and reaccreditation efforts. [Details...]
Wednesday
Apr 25, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment Thank You Breakfast
Presenter(s): Assessment Fellows

Come join us for breakfast! Our 2017-18 Assessment Fellows will be presenting on assessment related topics with time for open conversation. We look forward to seeing you there. [Details...]
Wednesday
Mar 21, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Middle States and Assessment: An Update and Preview
Presenter(s): Jim Llana (Associate Provost)

In this Assessment Breakfast, Jim Llana will provide an update on development of the Middle States Self-Study, focusing on Standard V—Educational Effectiveness Assessment.  In addition, he will report on plans for assessment of General Education and Institutional Learning Outcomes.  Questions or discussion on any aspect of assessment of the major are welcome as well. [Details...]
Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Everything you wanted to know about Assessment but were afraid to ask
Presenter(s): Maureen Erickson (Office of Assessment)

Join Maureen Erickson, Director of Assessment, the 2017-2018 Assessment Fellows, and the 2017 FITT cohort for an open discussion about assessment. Come gain expert advice and collaborate with your peers on developing best assessment practices for your classroom. [Details...]
Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment In STEM - Teaching Science Like a Scientist
Presenter(s): Malcolm Campbell (Biology, Davidson College)

There are two types of assessment – the kind you do for others, and the kind you do for yourself. This workshop will help you measure the impact of your courses on students. We will explore some common methods of assessment and give you hands-on time to develop your own strategy. [Details...]
Wednesday
May 3, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Using diagnostic exams to run semester-long assessment
Presenter(s): Ernesto Garcia, Richard Gustavson, and Rachel Perlin (Quantitative Reasoning Fellows)

Assessment done at the end of each semester makes it difficult to make instructional adjustments or identify students lacking certain prerequisite knowledge. This Assessment Breakfast will show how the use of diagnostic exams given at the beginning of the semester can improve the way instructors run semester-long assessment projects. [Details...]
Wednesday
Apr 26, 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment Recognition Brunch
Presenter(s): Lon Kaufman (Provost)

Come join us for brunch! We’ll have an introductory opening by Provost Lon Kaufman, peer colleagues presenting for “5 minutes of fame” on an assessment related topic, a time of open conversation, and the recognition ceremony which includes an assessment trophy and several certificates from Shakespeare & Co.as a way to thank folks who are doing assessment. [Details...]
Wednesday
Feb 22, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Assessment Accreditation and Why it Matters
Presenter(s): James Llana (Provost's Office)

James Llana, Hunter's new Associate Provost of Institutional Effectiveness, will be presenting on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and academic accreditation. [Details...]
Wednesday
Dec 14, 2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
1203 HE
Assessment Breakfasts
Best practices in using online tools for assessing students
Presenter(s): Nancy Guerrero (TTLG), Shiao-Chuan Kung (ICIT)

Nancy and Shiao-Chuan will talk about tools to assess students and tools to give and get feedback from students, such Blackboard quizzes, surveys, in-line grading and rubrics. They will also discuss best practices in using online tools for assessing students and suggest some ideas to address academic integrity online. [Details...]
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