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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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.

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Call for Proposals Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)
Feb 7 all-day

The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education invites you to submit a proposal to join our esteemed keynote speakers in presenting at AALHE 2021 Online.

This event offers scholars, practitioners, faculty, and administrators in higher education an opportunity to network, exchange knowledge, and share experiences for improvement of student learning and institutional quality. Attendees will have access to professional development at all levels, from novice to advanced, and opportunities to interact with colleagues from across the nation and world. We welcome proposals representing assessment scholarship and practice across the diversity of higher education institutions.

This year’s conference theme is Exemplars, Encores, and Enigmas. To achieve the broadest possible diversity of perspectives, proposals are particularly welcome from early-career assessment professionals, new AALHE members, and first-time conference attendees.

Presentations will take place online in a live (synchronous) format from Monday, June 7th through Friday, June 11th between 10AM and 5PM CT.  Presenters should plan to be present at the time their session is scheduled. All session presenters are responsible for their own conference registration fees (click here for registration information.) Presenters who elect to submit an On-Demand presentation or poster must submit their materials two weeks prior to the conference.

The proposal submission portal will open on Monday, Dec 14th and will close on Sunday, Feb 7th.  Notifications of proposal decisions will be sent in early March 2021.

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Submit your Proposal for Assessment Matters!
Feb 15 all-day

Abstracts are due no later than February 15, 2021

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Susan Hatfield, Senior Assessment Scholar for the Higher Learning Commission. Preconference workshops will include a session on Assessment 101 led by Dr. Sheri Barrett, Director of Assessment, Evaluation and Institutional Outcomes at JCCC; and a session on co-curricular assessment by Dr. Joseph Levy, Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation at National Louis University. For more information, click here.

Conference registration opens January 11, 2021