Events

The NILOA Event Calendar provides a central location for information on assessment-related events. Inclusion of an event in the calendar is not an endorsement nor does it signal NILOA-sponsorship. The calendar instead serves as a mechanism to support the ongoing professional development of those interested in assessment by listing relevant and timely events.

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Call for Proposals Due! Assessment Network of New York (ANNY)
Call for Proposals Due! Assessment Network of New York (ANNY)
Jan 8 all-day
“Assessment Refocused” Virtual Conference The Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) is pleased to invite proposals for our virtual annual assessment conference. The theme for the 2021 annual conference is “assessment refocused.” With all that... Read more »
FREE Assessment MOOC from SAAL & NLU
FREE Assessment MOOC from SAAL & NLU
Jan 8 all-day
This FREE online course provides self-paced curriculum materials and activities that address several learning outcomes. Click here for a syllabus. In short, this course aims to provide participants the opportunity to: Review concepts that contribute to sound,... Read more »
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Webinar Series on Incremental Credentialing 2:00 pm
Webinar Series on Incremental Credentialing
Jan 12 @ 2:00 pm
Sponsored by SUNY Empire State College and National Credential As You Go Advisory Board Please join us for a two-part webinar series on the importance of incremental credentialing in education and economic recovery. December 8, 2020,... Read more »
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Fine Tuning Program Outcomes: A Curriculum Mapping Workshop 1:00 pm
Fine Tuning Program Outcomes: A Curriculum Mapping Workshop
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm
The AHA is closing in on a decade of work with history departments to create learning outcomes that foster the essential skills needed by 21st century students to effectively engage the history discipline in college... Read more »
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Call for New Contributions: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2021
Call for New Contributions: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2021
Jan 18 all-day
The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday 18 January 2021.  AHE 2021 will be a conference like no other. Incorporating the best elements of the planned but postponed 2020 conference this three day event... Read more »
Deadline for submission of proposals: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2021
Deadline for submission of proposals: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2021
Jan 18 all-day
AHE 2021 will be a conference like no other. Incorporating the best elements of the planned but postponed 2020 conference this three day event in Manchester Wednesday 30 June 2021 – Friday 02 July 2021... Read more »
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AAC&U 2021 Annual Meeting
AAC&U 2021 Annual Meeting
Jan 20 – Jan 23 all-day
In this moment of unprecedented transformation and uncertainty, and in the broader context of an urgent need to educate students democracy, can higher education harness the resilience, creativity, and innovation that have been unleashed by... Read more »
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12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day
Held in conjunction with AAC&U’s 2021 Annual Meeting, the 12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios will offer interactive concurrent sessions and workshop opportunities for participants to share emerging best practices regarding the delivery... Read more »
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Call for Proposals for 25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair
Call for Proposals for 25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair
Jan 25 all-day
College of DuPage is pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals is now open for the 25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair: Assessment Work is Equity Work. The Fair will take place virtually on Friday, February... Read more »
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25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair
25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair
Jan 26 all-day
College of DuPage is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair: Assessment Work is Equity Work. The Fair will take place virtually on Friday, February 26, 2021. Note that registration for this virtual Fair... Read more »
CHEA 2021 Annual Conference Registration Now Open!
CHEA 2021 Annual Conference Registration Now Open!
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day
Quality In A Time of Change The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is pleased to announce its 24th Annual Conference. The virtual CHEA Conference scheduled for January 26-28, 2021 will be thought-provoking, engaging and... Read more »
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8th Annual SLO Symposium
8th Annual SLO Symposium
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day
Registration Now Open and Call for Presenters Due: December 11, 2020 Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Symposium is an annual event focused on building support, networking and providing solutions for assessment of student learning. Faculty and... Read more »
Spring 2021 Assessment Academy: Applications Now Open
Spring 2021 Assessment Academy: Applications Now Open
Jan 29 all-day
In the Assessment Academy, institutions receive personalized guidance in developing, documenting and implementing a systematic approach to institutional assessment of student learning, focusing on areas for improvement including: Learner-focused campus culture Assessment processes and tools Faculty... Read more »
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10 Upcoming Events and Programs

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Call for New Contributions: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2021
Jan 18 all-day

The deadline for submission of proposals is Monday 18 January 2021. 

AHE 2021 will be a conference like no other. Incorporating the best elements of the planned but postponed 2020 conference this three day event in Manchester Wednesday 30 June 2021 – Friday 02 July 2021 will now be in the foreground of research, practice, policy and thinking about contemporary assessment practice in the new age of higher education following recent pandemic events. While highlighting new evidence-informed insights into assessment and feedback practices that promote and support learning in HE, workshops, posters and open discussions will also provide opportunities for colleagues to reconsider radically their approaches to higher education assessment and feedback processes. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Learning from the benefits and disadvantages of emergency arrangements made this year when synchronous on-site assessment was not possible due to the pandemic;
  • Moving to more flexible formats of assessment and feedback design processes in the light of changed circumstances;
  • Highlighting the importance of continuing to be inclusive and integrating social justice within assessment and feedback approaches;
  • Moving from short-term experience to long-term enhancements and transformative assessment and feedback processes;
  • Working in partnership with students to develop new assessment and feedback practices including generation and analysis of student voice;
  • Making space for truly creative and innovative approaches that might previously have been disregarded in favour of more conventional techniques for assessment and feedback
Deadline for submission of proposals: Assessment in Higher Education (AHE) Conference 2021
Jan 18 all-day

AHE 2021 will be a conference like no other. Incorporating the best elements of the planned but postponed 2020 conference this three day event in Manchester Wednesday 30 June 2021 – Friday 02 July 2021 will now be in the foreground of research, practice, policy and thinking about contemporary assessment practice in the new age of higher education following recent pandemic events. While highlighting new evidence-informed insights into assessment and feedback practices that promote and support learning in HE, workshops, posters and open discussions will also provide opportunities for colleagues to reconsider radically their approaches to higher education assessment and feedback processes. Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Learning from the benefits and disadvantages of emergency arrangements made this year when synchronous on-site assessment was not possible due to the pandemic;
  • Moving to more flexible formats of assessment and feedback design processes in the light of changed circumstances;
  • Highlighting the importance of continuing to be inclusive and integrating social justice within assessment and feedback approaches;
  • Moving from short-term experience to long-term enhancements and transformative assessment and feedback processes;
  • Working in partnership with students to develop new assessment and feedback practices including generation and analysis of student voice;
  • Making space for truly creative and innovative approaches that might previously have been disregarded in favour of more conventional techniques for assessment and feedback.

PLEASE NOTE: All proposals that were accepted through peer review for the 2020 AHE conference are already accepted for 2021. Authors may amend their proposals on-line or withdraw their proposal by contacting the LED Event Manager (linda.shore@cumbria.ac.uk). This call is for NEW proposals… we are adjusting the conference schedule to allow for more submissions.

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AAC&U 2021 Annual Meeting
Jan 20 – Jan 23 all-day

In this moment of unprecedented transformation and uncertainty, and in the broader context of an urgent need to educate students democracy, can higher education harness the resilience, creativity, and innovation that have been unleashed by the COVID-19 crisis and emerge from it strengthened? Will the inevitable restructuring and reorganization intentionally prioritize quality, equity, and inclusion? The AAC&U 2021 annual meeting will explore these urgent questions now facing colleges and universities. Sharing effective educational practices and exploring new financial models, campus leaders at all levels and from institutions of all types will together begin to work out what undergraduate education will look like in a post-pandemic future.

*The NILOA Event Calendar provides a central location for information on assessment-related events. Inclusion of an event in the calendar is not an endorsement nor does it signal NILOA-sponsorship. The calendar instead serves as a mechanism to support the ongoing professional development of those interested in assessment by listing relevant and timely events.

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12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day

Held in conjunction with AAC&U’s 2021 Annual Meeting, the 12th Annual Forum on Digital Learning and ePortfolios will offer interactive concurrent sessions and workshop opportunities for participants to share emerging best practices regarding the delivery of instruction in ways that maintain quality and equity while enabling institutions to offer courses via a myriad of delivery modes and mechanisms.

*The NILOA Event Calendar provides a central location for information on assessment-related events. Inclusion of an event in the calendar is not an endorsement nor does it signal NILOA-sponsorship. The calendar instead serves as a mechanism to support the ongoing professional development of those interested in assessment by listing relevant and timely events.

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Call for Proposals for 25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair
Jan 25 all-day

College of DuPage is pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals is now open for the 25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair: Assessment Work is Equity Work. The Fair will take place virtually on Friday, February 26, 2021. Note that registration for this virtual Fair will be offered a reduced rate.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Please share your assessment experiences with your colleagues at the Fair! Complete this form to submit your proposal by January 25, 2021. We are accepting proposals for 45-minute live presentations as well as our new format: a virtual poster session. We are especially interested in sessions related to:

·       Equity in Assessment

·       Co-curricular/Student Support Assessment

·       Assessing During the Pandemic

·       Anything you believe will help your colleagues on their assessment journeys!

Questions can be directed to grandinettf@cod.edu.

FAIR INFORMATION

We are excited that Dr. Tia Brown McNair will provide our keynote address at this year’s Fair to discuss our theme: Assessment Work is Equity Work. The keynote session will begin at 9 a.m., and we will have breakout sessions later in the day. Registration information will be shared in January. Updates will also be posted here: https://theassessmentgroup.weebly.com/illinois-annual-assessment-fair.html

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25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair
Jan 26 all-day

College of DuPage is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Illinois Community College Assessment Fair: Assessment Work is Equity Work. The Fair will take place virtually on Friday, February 26, 2021. Note that registration for this virtual Fair will be offered a reduced rate.

FAIR INFORMATION

We are excited that Dr. Tia Brown McNair will provide our keynote address at this year’s Fair to discuss our theme: Assessment Work is Equity Work. The keynote session will begin at 9 a.m., and we will have breakout sessions later in the day. Registration information will be shared in January. Updates will also be posted here: https://theassessmentgroup.weebly.com/illinois-annual-assessment-fair.html

CHEA 2021 Annual Conference Registration Now Open!
Jan 26 – Jan 28 all-day

Quality In A Time of Change

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is pleased to announce its 24th Annual Conference. The virtual CHEA Conference scheduled for January 26-28, 2021 will be thought-provoking, engaging and informative.

Each day of the conference will spark spirited conversations and discussions about issues that affect accreditation and quality assurances. National and international thought leaders will share views on political and social concerns that drive “change” in higher education, a re-examination and perhaps a redesign of its operations.

“Adjusting to new environments” suggests becoming a “disruptor” in higher education where operations are typically embedded in historical constancy.  Should the definition of “quality” in higher education remain the same or should it be redefined amidst the rapidly changing expectations and conditions brought on by 2020?

Register and join colleagues from colleges and universities, accrediting organizations, higher education associations, national and international experts and government officials. New ideas, new opinions, new topics and new vision…make sure that your voice is part of the conversation!

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8th Annual SLO Symposium
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

Registration Now Open and Call for Presenters Due: December 11, 2020

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Symposium is an annual event focused on building support, networking and providing solutions for assessment of student learning. Faculty and their leaders, SLO, Guided Pathways, Equity coordinators, researchers, administrators and research analysts, academic deans and deans of institutional effectiveness, are the expected audience. At this Symposium, breakout topics will address issues such as: Competency-Based Education (CBE), 4th Pillar of Guided Pathways, current ACCJC guidelines and requirements, Equity, alignment of competency assessment to the current grading system, building faculty learning communities around SLOs, and engagement of students in meaningful assessment of student learning.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Aisha Lowe, Vice Chancellor for Educational Services and Support, CCCCO

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Davis Jenkins, senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College

Spring 2021 Assessment Academy: Applications Now Open
Jan 29 all-day

In the Assessment Academy, institutions receive personalized guidance in developing, documenting and implementing a systematic approach to institutional assessment of student learning, focusing on areas for improvement including:

  • Learner-focused campus culture
  • Assessment processes and tools
  • Faculty engagement and professional development
  • Data collection, analysis and reporting

Assessment Academy Info Session

November 10, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
December 9, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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38th Academic Chairpersons Conference @ Virtual
Feb 3 – Feb 5 all-day

The 2021 Academic Chairpersons Conference, the event’s 38th year, will take place virtually on February 2-5. Since 1984, this annual forum has brought together academic chairpersons, administrators and faculty from all areas of higher education to celebrate their successes, share best practices and innovative strategies, and collaborate with a network of campus leaders. The emphasis of every conference is to provide practical, usable information in a climate of open discussion and collaborative exchange. We hope you will consider presenting or attending.