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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ACE-IT Competency Based Education Course and Program Development Symposium 9:00 am
ACE-IT Competency Based Education Course and Program Development Symposium
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
South Texas College invites you to attend this free one-day, interactive virtual symposium that will give you the knowledge and skills needed to develop quality Competency-Based Education (CBE) courses and programs. Our team has already... Read more »
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Themes and Meta-Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education 12:00 pm
Themes and Meta-Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Featuring Susan Kahn, Ph.D. and Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D. What trends are shaping assessment and improvement of learning in higher education today? What do these trends tell us about the educational values of our internal... Read more »
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2021 AIR Forum Call for Proposals Deadline
2021 AIR Forum Call for Proposals Deadline
Dec 6 all-day
Did you hear? The 2021 AIR Forum is going virtual! While we will miss seeing you in-person this year, we’ll be delivering the AIR Forum over the same scheduled dates (May 25–28) directly to YOU,... Read more »
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Webinar Series on Incremental Credentialing 2:00 pm
Webinar Series on Incremental Credentialing
Dec 8 @ 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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NECHE 2020 Annual Virtual Meeting
NECHE 2020 Annual Virtual Meeting
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day
NECHE will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting virtually on December 9-11, 2020. Approximately 500 higher education presidents; academic affairs, student affairs, and finance administrators; faculty; institutional researchers; and others will be participating in this year’s event.
Save the Date! ECHE 2020 Annual Meeting
Save the Date! ECHE 2020 Annual Meeting
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day
We’re going virtual this year and hope you will join us! Registration will open mid September.
Inspera Q&A Coffee Break: Exam Day – Before & After the Pandemic 8:00 am
Inspera Q&A Coffee Break: Exam Day – Before & After the Pandemic
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
The pandemic is re-shaping our world. How do we provide students with flexible, fair and secure opportunities to test their knowledge and skills in the time of turmoil? In this webinar, we will talk about the... Read more »
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Making the Case for the Recognition of Learning: Evidence from the Field to Scale Effective Practices & Policies 12:00 pm
Making the Case for the Recognition of Learning: Evidence from the Field to Scale Effective Practices & Policies
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Along with Lumina Foundation, WICHE invites you to join a discussion on December 10th with noted experts (including WICHE’s own Patrick Lane and Sarah Leibrandt) about the power of recognizing prior learning to support student... Read more »
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10 Upcoming Events and Programs

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ACE-IT Competency Based Education Course and Program Development Symposium
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

South Texas College invites you to attend this free one-day, interactive virtual symposium that will give you the knowledge and skills needed to develop quality Competency-Based Education (CBE) courses and programs. Our team has already helped numerous institutions of higher education throughout Texas and the United States to develop CBE courses and programs that are both in-person and 100% online; options that are invaluable in these times of uncertainty. Registration for this Symposium is free of charge, but space is limited to 500 attendees. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. Emphasis is on Information Technology programs, but the knowledge and skills that you acquire in this symposium can be equally applied to develop CBE courses and programs in any career and technical education field. Topics that will be covered include but are not limited to conceptualizing and writing competencies, best practices in developing CBE pre and post-assessments, selecting and/or developing CBE educational materials, estimating CBE program development and administration costs, and much, much more.

 

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Themes and Meta-Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Featuring Susan Kahn, Ph.D. and Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D.

  • What trends are shaping assessment and improvement of learning in higher education today? What do these trends tell us about the educational values of our internal and external stakeholders? This webinar considers these questions and shares ten “meta-trends” in assessment identified in our edited volume, Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education (Stylus, 2019), which draws on work presented at the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis (which we direct) as well as the broader assessment literature.
  • Spotlighting an ongoing shift from the “teaching paradigm” to the “learning paradigm,” we argue that today’s assessment trends reflect growing emphases on holistic student development and increasing use of authentic assessment approaches that illuminate why and how, as well as what, students learn.
  • We also share perspectives on how COVID-19 is affecting our view of these assessment trends, including implications for students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
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2021 AIR Forum Call for Proposals Deadline
Dec 6 all-day

Did you hear? The 2021 AIR Forum is going virtual!

While we will miss seeing you in-person this year, we’ll be delivering the AIR Forum over the same scheduled dates (May 25–28) directly to YOU, from the comfort of your own desk. You can count on the same valuable content you’ve come to expect, and we’re excited about new opportunities for learning, adapting, connecting, and sharing.

Not sure about presenting virtually? We have all the resources and support for you to rock your virtual session like a pro.

This year’s topic areas provide a framework for leveraging your expertise. Within all topics, we encourage submissions that address accelerating change and rapid adaptation in uncertain times as well as opportunities to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Session Topics

  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Data and Technology
  • Decision Support
  • Educating Stakeholders
  • Leadership
  • Policy

Get started today so you can complete and submit your proposal before the new deadline, 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 6, 2020. You do not have to be an AIR member to propose a session or present at the conference.

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Webinar Series on Incremental Credentialing
Dec 8 @ 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, 3 – 4pm EST:   Overview – Incremental Credentialing: Credential As You Go will share findings  from a Lumina Foundation funded grant called “Credential As You Go,” and the resulting model for how incremental credentialing can meet the needs of the learn-and-work ecosystem and address inequities in education and work.
  • January 12, 2021, 3 – 4pm EST:  Incremental Credentialing: Expanding Perspectives will dive deeper into the issues and trends of the learn-and-work ecosystem and role that incremental credentialing can play to advance education and economic recovery.

These webinars are for educators, researchers, policymakers, corporate credentialers, philanthropy professionals, and others — to understand the latest on the changing world of credentials, and why incremental credentials are increasingly important in the learn-and-work ecosystem– licenses, industry certifications, certificates, badges, microcredentials, etc. 

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NECHE 2020 Annual Virtual Meeting
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day

NECHE will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting virtually on December 9-11, 2020. Approximately 500 higher education presidents; academic affairs, student affairs, and finance administrators; faculty; institutional researchers; and others will be participating in this year’s event.

Save the Date! ECHE 2020 Annual Meeting
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day

We’re going virtual this year and hope you will join us! Registration will open mid September.

Inspera Q&A Coffee Break: Exam Day – Before & After the Pandemic
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am

The pandemic is re-shaping our world.

How do we provide students with flexible, fair and secure opportunities to test their knowledge and skills in the time of turmoil? In this webinar, we will talk about the exam day before and after the pandemic. What are the benefits of on-screen delivery, what does exam day look like for different stakeholders, and what about the logistics? We will reflect on best practices of preparing for the digital transformation of exam delivery with the group of experts who have years of hands-on experience with this process.

In this virtual meet-up, among other things, you will learn:

  • What does the exam day look like with Inspera Assessment?
  • Is online assessment secure?
  • What are the experiences with online exams during the pandemic?

Who should attend?

  • Academics teaching in higher education
  • Learning Technologists and Psychometricians
  • Course Directors
  • Examinations Administrators
  • Learning Design professionals
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Making the Case for the Recognition of Learning: Evidence from the Field to Scale Effective Practices & Policies
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Along with Lumina Foundation, WICHE invites you to join a discussion on December 10th with noted experts (including WICHE’s own Patrick Lane and Sarah Leibrandt) about the power of recognizing prior learning to support student success.

Individuals often gain valuable college-level knowledge and applicable skills on the job, during military service, through certifications, or from life experiences. Formally recognizing this learning through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) makes it possible for students to earn academic credit for nontraditional learning. Eight out of 10 U.S. higher education institutions offer one or more PLA options to students, but it’s still not always easy for students to earn credits for a variety of reasons. Those that are able to earn PLA credits are more likely to complete their degree or credential –and to save time and money doing so.

 

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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 has happened this past year, there is a need to reflect on and refocus assessment. We welcome presentations that look at assessment through a new lens, focusing on the needs of students, supporting strong pedagogy, promoting equity, and planning for the future. This year’s call for proposals includes opportunities for participating in panel discussions, moderating roundtables, and poster sessions in addition to general presentation sessions.

To submit a proposal click here.

 

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, sustainable assessment practice.
  • Explore the development of foundational assessment components including planning, articulating goals and outcomes, and providing feedback.
  • Identify strategies for guiding assessment efforts across multiple functional areas and teams.
  • Discover ways to translate data to a story of student success with a plan for action.

The eight-week course is completely self-paced! You can move through all of the modules to complete the course in full, or pick and choose which individual modules most interest you, and complete only those. While the course is self-paced, the instructors will move through the content one week at a time. Accordingly, students who work ahead or join modules late may not have as much active opportunity to engage with peer students or the instructors.

Registration opens in January 2021.

*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.