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April 23, 2018 to April 25, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

2018 Canadian Assessment Institute

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Why attend the 2018 Canadian Assessment Institute?

  • Participating staff will leave with an assessment plan detailing next steps to move them forward on current projects in their portfolio.

  • Participants will participate in keynotes and plenary sessions focused on indigenization of assessment and building assessment culture.

  • Participants will be able to choose to gain hands on expertise in at least 3 of the following areas: developing learning outcomes and program goals, choosing assessment methods, qualitative/quantitative analysis, data visualization, and assessment reporting and storytelling.
  • Participants will receive a comprehensive workbook complete with assessment guides and templates.
  • Participants will be organized into mentorship groups, and will receive individualized coaching from an experienced Student Affairs assessment professional.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to access a nation-wide community of Canadian assessment professionals, and build lasting relationships.

Draft agenda

Please note that this agenda is subject to change based on the projects and learning objectives identified by participants before and during the Canadian Assessment Institute.

Monday, April 23

8:00 - 8:45am - Registration and networking
8:45 - 9:45am - Welcome, introductions, & self-assessment
9:45 - 11:30am - Plenary session: Indigenous research and assessment processes: Informing our practices to support Indigenous student success by Dr. Michelle Pidgeon
11:30am - 12:00pm - Assessment Planning Introduction
12:00am - 1:00pm - Lunch (not provided)
1:00 - 2:00pm - Concurrent sessions:

  • Building an Assessment Plan
  • Strategic Departmental Assessment

2:00 - 3:00pm - Concurrent sessions:

  • Standards Review
  • Assessment Plan Work Time

3:00 - 3:15pm - Coffee break
3:15 - 4:15pm - Concurrent sessions:

  • Formative Assessment & CATs
  • Assessment Plan Work Time

4:15 - 4:45pm - Theme Tables
4:45 - 5:00pm - Day one reflection and wrap up

Tuesday, April 24

8:30 - 8:45am - Coffee
8:45 - 9:15am - Recap of Day 1
9:15 - 10:15am - Plenary session: Culture and Ethics of Assessment by Katie Felton (Campus Labs)
10:15 - 10:30am - Nutrition Break
10:30 - 11:15am - Design-Thinking Approaches to Assessment
11:15am - 12:00pm - Panel
12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch (not included)
1:00 - 2:00pm - Concurrent sessions:

  • Quantitative Techniques and Analysis
  • Small Group Work/Coaching

2:00 - 3:00pm - Concurrent sessions:

  • Qualitative Techniques and Analysis
  • Small Group Work/Coaching

3:00 - 3:15pm - Break
3:15 - 3:45pm - Theme Tables
3:45 - 4:45pm - Storytelling with Dara
4:45pm - Reflection for Day 2 & selection of wildcard session for Day 3

Wednesday, April 25

8:30 - 8:45am - Coffee
8:45 - 9:00am - Recap of Day 2
9:00 - 10:00am - Wildcard session (to be chosen by participants on during Day 2 reflection)
10:00 - 10:15am - Break
10:15 - 11:30am - Assessment Plan pitch and feedback
11:30am - Wrap up, recognition, and self off

Location

All 2018 Canadian Assessment Insitute sessions will take place at UBC Robson Square, located at 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC. 

Accommodation Information

The Listel Hotel has a block of rooms available at a preferred rate of $149 per night plues taxes (based on single or double occupancy). This rate is available 3 days pre- and post-event, based on availability. The cutoff date for room reservations is March 22, 2018. 

The Listel Hotel is located at 1300 Robson St., Vancouver, and is approximately 10 minutes on foot to UBC Robson Square. 

To book, please contact the Listel Hotel directly.

Direct: 604-684-8461
Toll free: 1-800-663-5491
E-mail: reservations@thelistelhotel.com

The block is called CACUSS or Canadian Association of College and University Student Services.

There are limited guest rooms available, so we encourage you to book early.

Registration Information

Early-bird registration opens on Friday, December 15th, 2017.

Early Bird Registration: December 15, 2017 - March 2, 2018

Member: $439
Non-member: $589

Regular Registration: March 2, 2018 - April 13, 2018

Member: $499
Non-member: $649

Cancellation Policy: Event cancellations must be received in writing (via email to megan@cacuss.ca) no later than Monday, April 9, 2018. No refunds will be issued if the request is received after Monday, April 9, 2018. Cancellations received prior to Monday, April 9, 2018 will receive a refund minus a $50 administration fee. Your event registration can be transferred to another delegate. Transfer requests must be received in writing (via e-mail to megan@cacuss.ca). Transfers are subject to a $20 administration fee.

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