Initiative

VALUE Academy of Professional Development

From webinars and workshops to courses in OneHE and online VALUE rubric scorer calibration training, the VALUE Academy of Professional Development provides an array of faculty and professional development on teaching, learning, and assessment.

The VALUE approach to assessment is philosophically, methodologically, and pedagogically complex. The VALUE Academy for Professional Development provides faculty and other higher education professionals with the training and tools they need to implement VALUE effectively within the culture and context of their programs and institutions.

VALUE Rubric Calibration Training is the signature offering of the VALUE Academy of Professional Development. However, beyond calibration training, the VALUE Academy of Professional Development offers an array of affordable professional development opportunities to the higher education community throughout the year, both virtually and in person. Read more about some of our offerings below, and contact us at [email protected] to discuss arranging for workshops or other trainings customized to meet your unique needs.

AAC&U & OneHE Collaborate to Bring You an Introduction to VALUE

Through AAC&U's partnership with OneHE, we created the "Introduction to the VALUE Rubrics: An Authentic Approach to Assessment," a freely accessible course via OneHE's platform. The asynchronous online course includes a combination of short videos, activities, and discussion prompts formatted to align with OneHE's unique structure.

Check out the full course on OneHE's site to learn more about the VALUE rubrics and how they can be applied to authentically assess student work in your context!

VALUE Calibration Training

VALUE Rubric Calibration Training is the signature offering of the VALUE Academy of Professional Development. This self-paced, virtual course delivered through VALUE’s learning management platform takes most participants 4-6 hours to complete. Trainees learn about the VALUE methodology before taking a deep dive into the specifics of their selected VALUE rubric, with ample practice scoring actual samples of student work. For those electing to become "certified" VALUE scorers, successful completion of the course--and additional calibration scoring tasks--results in scorer certification on the chosen VALUE rubric and the opportunity to score for compensation within the VALUE Scoring Collaborative.

If you are interested in participating in calibration training, read more here.We are always busy enhancing our professional development offerings, and calibration training is no exception. With that in mind, we have paused calibration training effective October 1, 2023, to focus on rolling out exciting changes.

COMING IN MARCH 2024: VALUE Assessment Accelerator

VALUE Assessment Accelerator will be a two-part, synchronous, hands-on, collaborative course that is tailored to those who are new to using VALUE rubrics. Through engagement with this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to harness the power of the VALUE rubrics to improve assessment practices, understand student learning, and use results to inform future practices. Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Determine the alignment between a VALUE rubric and an assignment.
  • Outline your assessment goal(s) and select your sampling method.
  • Review example processes for collecting student artifacts and useable student and course-level data.
  • Identify key information to look at more closely for an assessment summary.
  • Interpret VALUE rubric scores consistently using best practices for authentic assessment.
  • Detail two ways in which you plan on using your results to provide meaningful insights into student learning.

Reach Out About VALUE Training Opportunities

Do you have questions about existing professional development opportunities? Or, are you hoping to arrange for a customized workshop to meet your institution's needs? Get in touch with the VALUE team today.