The Office of Assessment provides training sessions and workshops for faculty and staff who need assistance with the Anthology Planning system, assessment planning, and other assessment-related topics. Please see our upcoming training sessions below.
Assessment Mini-Grant Info Session
On Thursday, April 6 at 10:00 AM, Office of Assessment staff will discuss the Assessment Mini-Grant requirements, showing examples of previously approved projects and giving dos and don'ts for a successful application. If you need funding for an assessment-related activity and would like more information, click the sign-up button below to receive a Zoom invitation.
Centering Students & Equity in Assessment
Dr. Marjorie Dorimé-Williams joined the campus community on February 14 via Zoom to discuss equity in assessment. All faculty and staff were encouraged to attend. The full session description and speaker bio are provided below.
If you missed the presentation, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link to the recording, which will be available until the end of March 2023.
Engaging in assessment is essential to improving student learning and the environment that contributes to student success. Active engagement from faculty, staff, and campus leaders requires knowledge of good assessment practice as well as how to translate objectives into action. By employing an equity-minded, student-centered approach to our assessments, educators can create campus settings that promote positive outcomes for all students. With an increasingly diverse group of students entering postsecondary education, institutions must evaluate how new and existing practices can better support equitable student outcomes. In this training session, participants will a) examine the role of equity in improving outcomes, b) define student-centered practice, and c) articulate multiple methods for creating equitable course and program assessments.
Dr. Marjorie Dorimé-Williams is a Senior Research Associate in MDRC’s Postsecondary Education Policy Area, where she conducts assessments and evaluations focused on historically marginalized student populations and improving policy and practice at colleges and universities. Prior to joining MDRC, Dorimé-Williams was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her teaching and research focused on socially just, student-centered assessment, evaluation, and institutional effectiveness in postsecondary education, particularly as it relates to access, persistence, and retention of historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Dorimé-Williams has held positions in other higher education institutions, where she helped guide administration and faculty in their institutional effectiveness, assessment, and accreditation efforts. She has a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Educational Policy & Organizational Leadership.
Anthology Planning Assessment Software Training
Remaining Spring 2023 Sessions
Register in Talent Management through the MySam portal.
|Wednesday||March 22||10:00 am - 11:30 am||Zoom|
|Thursday||April 13||9:30 am - 11:00 am||Zoom|
Assessment Planning Series
Did you miss the Fall 2022 Assessment Planning series? Feel free to reach out to schedule an individual or group training for you or your team. These sessions cover everything you need to know about developing and measuring learning objectives or performance objectives.
Developing & Measuring Learning Objectives
This session is best suited for academic programs (degree, certificate, minor), and any other units that have learning objectives in their assessment plans, but all faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
Developing & Measuring Performance Objectives
This track is best suited for support units (academic, student, administrative), since those units are required to have performance objectives, but all faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
Custom Presentations or Workshops
We are happy to customize a presentation or workshop for individuals, groups, or whole departments/offices. Please contact our team at email@example.com if you would like to set up a custom event. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Assessment overview
- Assessment planning or brainstorming
- Assistance with the plan in general
- Assistance with specific plan items (e.g., developing objectives)
- Anthology Planning training
- Curriculum mapping