Is There a Rubric for That? A Decade of VALUE and the Future of Higher Education

January 23, 2019 / Atlanta, Georgia

About the Symposium

AAC&U invites you to join the all-day Symposium on the Valid Assessment for Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) approach to assessment. Since AAC&U initially released the VALUE rubrics ten years ago, there have been over 56,000 non-duplicative downloads of the rubrics by more than 2,800 colleges and universities (domestic and international) and 1,400 other organizations.

Most recently, three large-scale initiatives generated widespread VALUE rubric usage across sixteen states, involving one hundred colleges and universities (private and public, two- and four-year) and state higher education offices.

The all-day symposium will provide an overview of the VALUE approach to assessment; detail how VALUE has changed the conversation around student success; lift-up initial key findings on student learning outcomes and employer perspectives; introduce the new VALUE Institute where institutions can have student work evaluated by certified scorers who provide actionable student learning information and external validation of assessment practices; and invite attendees to engage with AAC&U in the next phase of VALUE work.

The Symposium will feature (1) concurrent sessions by faculty, state and organizational representatives, and others who have engaged in the VALUE approach; (2) roundtable discussions; and (3) presentations by VALUE National Advisory Board members and other national leaders.