Upcoming Events

February 18, 2020 to May 6, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Webinar Series: Methodologies

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Methodologies Series

The Research, Assessment & Evaluation Community of Practice is pleased to offer a webinar exploring various methods to consider in student affairs assessment practice.  Assessment methods are the strategies, tools and techniques used for collecting information to determine the extent to which students demonstrate desired learning outcomes. Including both panel discussions with colleagues from across the country and sessions that offer tools, tricks and hands-on learning, this series is designed to provide interactive learning experiences to help student affairs professionals continue to engage in meaningful assessment work on their campus.  With a focus on integrating socially just and equitable perspectives in how we plan, design, and implement various assessment methods, the webinars provide opportunities to reflect on ways in which the great assessment work we are currently doing in our units can continue to evolve, be more intentional, and better support student learning.

Webinar Schedule (Descriptions below)

Tuesday, February 18th at 1pm EST:  Panel: Assessing 1:1 Interactions with Students

Tuesday, March 31st at 1pm EST: Using Focus Groups to Understand the Student Experience

Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm EST: Developing and Implementing Meaningful Surveys (date changed from April 8)

Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm EST: Panel: Considering Socially Just and Equitable Practices from Assessment Planning to Implementation

 

Registration:
If you do not want to participate in the entire series, you can register for each webinar individually. Visit https://www.cacuss.ca/upcoming-events.html to register for individual webinars in this series.

CACUSS Member: $119 + tax
CACUSS Student Member: $79 + tax
Non-member: $279 + tax


Tuesday, February 18th at 1pm EST:  Panel: Assessing 1:1 Interactions with Students

What learning moments take place in a 1-1 student interaction? Perhaps a better understanding of the student code of conduct? Or maybe identifying a new resource to support with a job search? You’ll never know unless you assess! Join the Research, Assessment and Evaluation Community of Practice as we ask SA pros to share their assessment journey, learning moments and recommendations on how you can start assessing the impactful 1-1 conversations you are already having. 


Tuesday, March 31st at 1pm EST: Using Focus Groups to Understand the Student Experience

Details to follow.


Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm EST: Developing and Implementing Meaningful Surveys 

Whether at the end of an hour workshop, a summative look back at an orientation program or a year long experience in a residence, surveys remain a cornerstone of our assessment efforts across student affairs. But while we often spend a great deal of time planning learning experiences, we don’t always dedicate an appropriate amount of time developing a survey to help us assess them. In this session Kathleen and Jeff will go through surveys from defining an objective to data collection. We will provide a brief checklist to evaluate questions for possible bias and resources and recommendations to consider when choosing which (whether) to include personal identifying questions. If you have a survey you are working on, please ‘bring’ a survey you’ve used or plan on using to the session.


Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm EST: Panel: Considering Socially Just and Equitable Practices from Assessment Planning to Implementation

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is defined as both a process and a goal that includes the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to create learning environments that foster equitable participation of all groups. It also seeks to address issues of accessibility, equity and inclusion, oppression, privilege, and power.  It is with this critical lens student affairs professionals need to think about assessment practices, and the various methodologies used to collect data. One of the ways we can do this is by being cognizant of the biases we bring and how the assessment process itself impacts students, to ensure that EDI is considered from planning stages to implementation.  Join this panel discussion as we explore how we can integrate a critical lens in our student affairs assessment practice and evaluate methods we often use to be more supportive of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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