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Values-Based Assessment

Wednesday
Oct 16, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Charlotte Frank Classroom (1203 HE) 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...]
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Introduction to Assessment

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...]
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Assessment Breakfast “Meet & Greet”

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...]
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Assessment Fellows Research Presentations and Discussion

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...]
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Ungrading: Rethinking Assessment in the Classroom

Thursday
Mar 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE Lunchtime Seminars
Ungrading: Rethinking Assessment in the Classroom
Presenter(s): Jeff Allred (English); Allen Strouse (English); Austin Bailey (English, WAC Fellow)

A number of prominent voices in the academy have questioned not just how we grade, but why we grade altogether, arguing that our usual modes of grading send the wrong message to students and discourage deep learning. In this panel, we will hear from two English professors who have explored alternatives to traditional grading in their courses, with an overview of the topic from a third. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Thursday
Jan 17, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Joel Bloom (Hunter College Director of Assessment), Scott Gentile (Hunter College Mathematics and Statistics Assessment Coordinator)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. Faculty with any level of experience are welcome. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Tuesday
Jan 15, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Matthew Gold (CUNY Graduate Center), Janette Klein (Biological Sciences), Michael Guy (CUNY Interim University Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies), Charles Tien (Political Science)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. Faculty with any level of experience are welcome. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Thursday
Jan 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
C105 HN Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Tatyana Khodorovskiy (Mathematics and Statistics), Jamison Miller (Lumen Learning), Aine Zimmerman (German)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. Faculty with any level of experience are welcome. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Tuesday
Jan 8, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Ann Fiddler (CUNY Open Education Librarian), Alexandra Gil (Hunter College Library), Andrew McKinney (CUNY OER Coordinator), Mari Watanabe (CUNY Director of Undergraduate Education Initiatives and Research)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. Faculty with any level of experience are welcome. [Details...]
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Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware

Monday
Jan 8, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1203 HE Teaching Scholarship Circles
Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER Materials and Courseware
Presenter(s): Ann Fiddler (CUNY Open Education Librarian); Scott Gentile (Mathematics and Statistics); Alexandra Gil (Hunter College Library); Matthew Gold (CUNY Graduate Center); Tatyana Khodorovskiy (Mathematics and Statistics); Janette Klein (Biological Sciences); Andrew McKinney (CUNY Open Education); Jamison Miller (Lumen Learning); Charles Tien (Political Science); Mari Watanabe (Undergraduate Education Initiatives and Research); Aine Zimmerman (German)

ACERT invites faculty interested in Open Educational Resources and Cost Reduction to a Teaching Scholarship Circle on Creating, Utilizing, and Assessing OER materials and courseware. We will share experiences and ideas from leaders in learning innovation, librarians, and faculty in various fields. We’ll also explore tools for creating and sharing your own open materials as well as free and low-cost course management systems, how to use existing material to reduce course costs, and how to assess the effect this has on student learning. [Details...]
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