2017 Canadian Assessment Institute

April 11, 2017

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to join us for the 2017 Canadian Assessment Institute! The Institute will be on May 18th, 2017 at the Multi-faith Centre (569 Spadina) University of Toronto from 9:00am till 4:00pm. This professional development day is brought to you by the CACUSS Research, Assessment & Evaluation Community of Practice, and seeks to bring together professionals at all levels of expertise in assessment to help us move forward an agenda of data-informed practice in Canadian Student Affairs. All are welcome at this event, whether you are just starting out on your assessment journey, or you bring a wealth of assessment knowledge. Our primary focuses will be to provide excellent workshop content, to facilitate engaging discussion, and to make space for participants to receive consultation on current programs. 4 Reasons to Attend 1.    A hands-on, day-long learning experience focused on increasing your assessment competence and confidence 2.    Opportunity to meet and network with other assessment-minded and curious staff 3.    Morning tea/coffee and Lunch included 4.    Chance to win great prizes!

Keynote address from Dr Brian Bourke

Assessment seems to have become part of everyone's job these days, but how many of us know what we should be doing, what our focus should be, or even where to start. Through his keynote session, Brian Bourke will share his perspectives on looking at assessment as inquiry, getting started in this process, and how to stay (and keep others) motivated. By focusing on inquiry as deep learning, attendees will feel energized to dig in and learn how to improve in the work that we do.

Brian Bourke, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the postsecondary education master's and P-20 leadership doctoral programs at Murray State University, where he teaches research methods and assessment courses. He also teaches courses on student characteristics and development, along with courses on organization and administration of higher education. Prior to joining the professoriate in 2007, Brian worked in residence life for several years. It was during this time that he started working with assessment, leading efforts in his department and providing support to other student affairs departments. In the assessment realm, Brian is interested in the connections between assessment and social justice, and advocating for increased uses of qualitative approaches to assessment practice. Outside of work, Brian enjoys time with his wife, Ashley, and their 4 year old daughter, Kenzie, as well as homebrewing and woodworking.

Register today! Early Bird rates in effect until April 30!