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Continuing The Conversation On Collegiality, Angela Walters, Stacey Smith, Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn, Brooke Moore Apr 2020

Continuing The Conversation On Collegiality, Angela Walters, Stacey Smith, Melissa Hunsicker-Walburn, Brooke Moore

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Are you interested in measuring and incentivizing collegiality? Do you have concerns with using collegiality for faculty development, merit, or tenure? Bring your experiences and perspectives to the table as three department chairs and their college dean (a lawyer) facilitate a healthy discussion on the measurement tools, legal landscape, and business case for collegiality.


Integrating Assessment With Teaching And Learning Excellence: A Proactive Model, Teresa Flateby, Patricia Gregg Apr 2020

Integrating Assessment With Teaching And Learning Excellence: A Proactive Model, Teresa Flateby, Patricia Gregg

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Is your department a pocket of excellence? Through interactive case studies and discussion, you will learn how to systematically and proactively connect student learning assessment with curriculum and instructional planning. Walk away with a plan of concrete action steps to get in the pocket to maximize student learning.


Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger Apr 2020

Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic chairpersons often experience frustration or lack of support when helping faculty/staff develop and administer assessment processes. This session will provide information and strategies on how to effectively guide program assessment processes.


What We Can Learn From College Reform In The Eu, Jacqueline Kress Mar 2019

What We Can Learn From College Reform In The Eu, Jacqueline Kress

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The Bologna Process—a curriculum reform encompassing 48 EU countries—engages faculty by discipline to articulate what students should be able to know, do, and understand at each degree level through academic dialogue. This session overviews its mechanisms and challenges and provides guidance for applying its lessons at US institutions.


Reality Check: Early Intervention In Gateway Courses, Barbara Brown Mar 2018

Reality Check: Early Intervention In Gateway Courses, Barbara Brown

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Early each semester, most professors can identify which of their students may succeed and which may not, but they may not know the reasons why or how to respond. Systematic reporting on at-risk students can help both professors and students recognize performance issues and possibly intervene before it’s too late


Shifting The Culture Through Strategic Moves And Hires, Sarah Edwards Mar 2018

Shifting The Culture Through Strategic Moves And Hires, Sarah Edwards

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Wondering how to motivate faculty to be the drivers for building and maintaining an assessment system that works? Join this session to consider how to make strategic moves and hires designed to have faculty own data and view assessment as a vital part of the faculty role.


Assessment Of Student Learning As A Driver To Departmental Development, Andrea Lassiter Mar 2018

Assessment Of Student Learning As A Driver To Departmental Development, Andrea Lassiter

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Revising and revitalizing an approach to student learning assessment can be a meaningful growth experience. Being intentional about such development during regular academic planning and reporting cycles is central to leading faculty through change. This session will highlight some strategies that can be used to promote individual- and departmental-level development.


Leveraging Faculty Development And Assessment Efforts: A Case Study, Ryan Chung Mar 2018

Leveraging Faculty Development And Assessment Efforts: A Case Study, Ryan Chung

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

While assessment is critical for enhancement of student learning, it is rarely viewed explicitly as an essential aspect of faculty development. The presenter will share stories and experiences in developing and implementing assessment initiatives as faculty development, leading to strong culture of assessment at a research one institution.


Trends In Assessment: Implications And Opportunities For Department Chairs, Stephen P. Hundley Mar 2018

Trends In Assessment: Implications And Opportunities For Department Chairs, Stephen P. Hundley

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Learn about trends in assessment from the executive editor of Assessment Update and chair of the national-level Assessment Institute. Attention will be paid to the role of the chair in creating a culture of assessment, supporting student success, and in using assessment results to inform department planning and improvement efforts.


Meaningful Reviews: Reframing Evaluation To Yield Positive Change, Sharon Decker Jul 2017

Meaningful Reviews: Reframing Evaluation To Yield Positive Change, Sharon Decker

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will focus on how to reframe the culture of evaluation in order to encourage active and engaged faculty participation. The discussion will center on objectives, forms, and outcomes in order to create a process that will ultimately improve pedagogical techniques and philosophies.


Implementing Program And Department Advisory Boards, Karen Blaisure Phd, Bryce Dickey Ms, Linda Dove Ma, John Mcelroy Phd Mar 2017

Implementing Program And Department Advisory Boards, Karen Blaisure Phd, Bryce Dickey Ms, Linda Dove Ma, John Mcelroy Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters will guide participants through a process to establish and maintain an advisory board for an academic program or department and will leave with ideas, suggestions, and a potential plan to share with faculty. Advisory board participation in assessment and improving academic curricula will be highlighted.


Faculty Input In Evaluation For A College With Many Disciplines, David Bellar, Nathan M. Roberts, Paula M. Montgomery Mar 2016

Faculty Input In Evaluation For A College With Many Disciplines, David Bellar, Nathan M. Roberts, Paula M. Montgomery

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The co-presenters will describe how faculty in one academic unit of a large College combining many academic disciplines were tasked with examining best practices and development of a faculty merit performance evaluation rubric. Perspective on the project will be offered by the initiating School Director, Dean of the College and Associate Dean of the College .


Understanding & Communicating Business Program Outcomes Through Visualization And Mapping, Kelli Schutte Mar 2016

Understanding & Communicating Business Program Outcomes Through Visualization And Mapping, Kelli Schutte

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will share the process and outcome of a business program curriculum assessment. The assessment includes conceptual frameworks, curriculum mapping and data visualization to convey results. The process of developing the plan, collecting data and conveying results will be shared.


Building Toward A Shared Culture Focused On Student Learning, Andrea Lassiter Mar 2016

Building Toward A Shared Culture Focused On Student Learning, Andrea Lassiter

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Revising or establishing student learning goals for a department can be a key point for driving change in curriculum, program structure, and faculty development. This session describes one department’s efforts toward culture change with student learning goals that feed higher level institutional objectives, comprehensive program assessment, and accreditation.


Conducting A Department Or Program Self-Study And External Review, Samuel Cotton, Thomas Weidner Mar 2016

Conducting A Department Or Program Self-Study And External Review, Samuel Cotton, Thomas Weidner

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation is to help those preparing to program or department self-studies and related external reviews. It will explore a variety of options and scenarios that are common across institutions relative to this process.


Alignment Of Global Outcomes For Assessment And Accreditation, Ken Ryalls Mar 2016

Alignment Of Global Outcomes For Assessment And Accreditation, Ken Ryalls

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Influential higher education organizations aspire to measure different sets of global student outcomes, yet widespread agreement exists. This presentation centers on how IDEA's Student Ratings of Instruction Learning Objectives align with global outcomes from AAC&U's Value Rubric, Lumina's DQP, HLC's Criteria for Accreditation, and NSSE's Engagement Indicators.


Assessing Student Learning, Dr. Susan Hatfield Mar 2015

Assessing Student Learning, Dr. Susan Hatfield

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Plans to assess student learning are only useful if they are practical, meaningful and sustainable. This workshop will present a step-by-step approach for implementing a student learning assessment plan that will provide useful data for program improvement.


Preparing And Using Classroom Observations In Faculty Teaching Evaluations, Peggy A. Thelen Mar 2015

Preparing And Using Classroom Observations In Faculty Teaching Evaluations, Peggy A. Thelen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs charged with evaluating faculty teaching often receive no formal observation and assessment training. This session offers suggestions for the organization, implementation, and reflection of the faculty teaching evaluation process. We will also discuss the difficulties and successes of the faculty teaching evaluation process.