Webinar: The Landscape of Learning: What We Know from the Inaugural Year of the VALUE Institute
December 4, 2018
Furthering AAC&U’s work on establishing the landscape of learning across higher education, this webinar will share the project-level results of the first year of the VALUE Institute (2017–18), a collaborative effort led by AAC&U and Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research (IUCPR). Panelists will discuss aggregate results and their implications for teaching, learning, and assessment. Also, hear perspectives from a state-level and a campus-level about using the results for policy and pedagogical improvement.
Webinar: Finding and Designing Assignments for the "Tricky" VALUE Rubrics
October 30, 2018
General education curricula and academic majors frequently go beyond the “usual suspect” learning outcomes like written communication and critical thinking, but many faculty find it challenging to design appropriate, high-quality assignments that lend themselves to assessment with a VALUE rubric. Building off the results of AAC&U’s validity study of the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) approach to assessment, this webinar will provide strategies for finding and designing assignments for the VALUE rubrics, with special attention to rubrics that faculty have found more challenging to use. Specifically, three campus practitioners will showcase their approach to (re)designing assignments for quantitative literacy, civic engagement, and global learning.
Webinar: Beyond the "A" Word
Assessment that Empowers Faculty to Take Risks with Pedagogical Innovation
April 17, 2017
Assessment doesn’t have to be a dirty word. This webinar, presented by AAC&U, will provide practical techniques, strategies, and use cases that demonstrate an approach to assessing student learning that promotes innovation and enables creative practices for marrying teaching and learning with authentic assessment. Panelists will provide unique perspectives on how to engage faculty and students in the assessment process in meaningful ways, and outline their experiences across a wide range of institution types, learning environments, and disciplines.
Webinar: Results from the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Quality Student Learning - Demonstration Year Results
December 7, 2016
These slides summarize results from the Multi-State Collaborative Demonstration Year (2015-2016) involving 48 institutions in twelve states using common rubrics to assess more than 8,000 student work products. The sample of student work in the pilot represented the near-graduation students across the participating institutions in the twelve states only; therefore, the results are not generalizable for all students in each participating state or nationwide.
Webinar: A Look Ahead for the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment/VALUE Initiative
June 29, 2016
Join AAC&U, SHEEO, and Taskstream for the final webinar in the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC)/VALUE Initiative series to learn how the initiative is changing the way institutions and states view student learning assessment.
Webinar: Faculty Perspectives: Selecting Assignments to Assess Learning Outcomes Using Authentic Student Work
The third webinar in the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment (MSC)/VALUE Initiative series with AAC&U, SHEEO, and Taskstream.
In this webinar, hear directly from faculty participating in the MSC about what worked and what didn’t when it came to identifying assignments and collecting student work samples at their institutions. The presenters share insights on how courses and assignments were identified, along with examples of assignments that worked well, and how the lessons they learned through their participation in the MSC apply to similar assessment initiatives on individual campuses
Webinar: Engaging Faculty in Meaningful Assessment: Leveraging the MSC/VALUE Initiative to Make Local Strides
April 5, 2016
Join AAC&U, SHEEO, and Taskstream for the second webinar in the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment/VALUE Initiative series.
For institutions grappling with how to best engage their faculty communities in meaningful assessment of student learning, the stories from participating campuses in the VALUE/Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment offer many helpful insights.
Webinar: Assessment for Improvement: Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Quality Student Learning - Pilot Year Results
March 24, 2016
In this webinar, the two primary project leaders, Julie Carnahan from SHEEO and Terrel Rhodes from AAC&U, will describe the background, process, resources and initial findings – including assessment scores and results – and discuss reflections and implications for the next phase of this growing initiative. Register now to join the discussion about this promising model for scalable direct assessment of learning grounded in authentic student coursework and engaged faculty participation.
Webinar: The AAC&U VALUE/MSC - Beyond the Rubrics to a Multi-State Assessment Initiative
Eight years ago, teams of faculty and other educational professionals from over 100 higher education institutions began developing a set of 16 rubrics to assess the AAC&U LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes. Today, most institutions have at least heard of the VALUE rubrics, if they’re not using them in some way with their students. Now AAC&U and the State Higher Education Executive Officers are piloting the use of the rubrics to score student work samples from nearly ninety institutions across the country, including 2-year, 4-year, public, and private with the Multi-State Collaborative to Advance Learning Outcomes Assessment. Learn more about this groundbreaking multi-state assessment initiative, how it started and where it is headed. You’ll also have a chance to see the powerful, streamlined new technology from Taskstream that AAC&U is using to enable this work.
Webinar: Stimulating Innovation with e-Portfolios
In this webinar, Dr. Rhodes explains why the AAC&U considers a combination of e-portfolios and scoring rubrics to be “the most promising strategy for both assessment and improvement.” Dr. Green and Ms. Kehoe contribute their on-the-ground expertise in using e-portfolios to transform pedagogy at Loyola University Chicago.