Excellence Examined: Institutionalizing Student Learning Outcomes Assessment at IUP

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
    2:00-3:30 p.m.
    PNC Room, KCAC

    Attend the open session with Dr. Terry Rhodes, Vice President of the Office of Quality, Curriculum and Assessment at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to explore the ways in which IUP’s recent reaffirmation of accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, strategic planning, and visioning processes have demonstrated the need for greater integration of assessment efforts across departments, divisions, and the university.

    Terry Rhodes

    Dr. Terry Rhodes, Vice President, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment Executive Director of Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education Project (VALUE), Association of American Colleges and Universities

    IUP has a new university Vision Statement and Strategic Plan, and has recently earned reaffirmation of accreditation with Middle States. All of these efforts are essential to IUP’s success as an institution, but do all IUP community members have a shared conceptual vision of how we measure success? Can we articulate a shared vision of what our students should be learning, and do we know when these learning goals have been achieved? Can we show external stakeholders and critics the value of the IUP experience? How can student learning outcomes assessment help IUP to take the next step toward excellence?

    Join us at an open session with Dr. Rhodes on Thursday, October 20 to discuss how IUP can move forward in student learning outcomes assessment.

    Full Schedule of Events

    Thursday, October 20, 2016

    9:00-11:15 a.m.

    Academic Affairs Council (201 Eberly)

    11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    Working lunch with Deans (Serafini Room, First Floor Eberly)

    2:00-3:30 p.m.

    Open session: “Excellence Examined: Institutionalizing Student Learning Outcomes Assessment at IUP” (PNC Room, KCAC)

    Friday, October 21, 2016

    9:00-10:45 a.m.

    University Planning Council (G98 Wallwork)

    11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

    Lunch with Division of Student Affairs (G98 Wallwork)

    1:00-2:00 p.m.

    Department Chairs, Assistant Chairs, and departmental assessment coordinators (HUB Susquehanna Room)

    2:30-3:30 p.m.

    University Assessment Committee (202 Sutton)