In March 2020, institutions abruptly pivoted to remote instruction, sending students, faculty, and staff away from college campuses in response to COVID-19. This report provides an overview of findings from NILOAâ€™s national survey of assessment-related changes made in Spring 2020 in response to COVID-19; couples those findings with other reports released from March through July; and provides guidance in the form of â€œdoâ€™sâ€ and â€œdo notâ€™sâ€ for higher education and the field of assessmentâ€”looking beyond Fall 2020 toward what needs to be done,â€ (Executive Summary, NILOA, August 2020). This panel gives the higher education community an opportunity to listen in on overarching themes gleaned from the data collected to â€œcheck-inâ€ and see how things are going now that the fall semester is underway and, learn some best practices from leaders who have acted on student feedback during the pandemic.
It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:
1. Consider your current efforts to use data to inform your changes to processes and policies
2. Think beyond quick fixes and tackle broader issues and systems
3. Deliver authentic lifelong learning, skills recognition, and employability enablement in courses, co-curricular, and experiential activities
4. Create a student-centered institution using feedback to continue to drive changes
5. Build a sustainable momentum and demonstrate the impact of ongoing work to deliver authentic lifelong learning