Online RosEvaluation Conference 2013
Where: Participate from anywhere!
When: April 1 - Apr. 2, 2013
Registration is now closed
Educators are searching for tools that can help them assess and evaluate their students' achievement of defined learning outcomes in fields as diverse as engineering, business, health professions, math, science and technology (to name a few). These assessments and evaluations are part of a national trend toward transparency and accountability regarding the value added in education. The RosEvaluation Conference 2013 will bring together those who are developing assessment and evaluation tools to share information and their expertise. The conference will emphasize concrete, effective, and efficient solutions to assessment and evaluation challenges!
2013 Conference Topics:
- Assessing project-based learning
- Assessing grant-funded K-12 outreach
- Creating sustainable assessment processes
- Developing rubrics
- Using peer assessments
- Large-scale writing assessment
- Designing assessments
- Using data effectively
- Using rubrics for ABET assessment
1-3 sessions selected will be charged at $50 per session
4-6 sessions selected will be charged a flat fee of $150
7 or more sessions selected will be charged a flate fee of $300
Rebecca Bates, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Integrated Engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato
Ron Ulseth, P.E.
Instructor and Director, Iron Range Engineering at Itasca Community College and Minnesota State University, Mankato
“Assessing Project-Based Learning: Providing Evidence for Continuous Improvement”
Iron Range Engineering is an upper-division engineering program that uses a 100% project-based pedagogy. The learning model integrates technical, professional and engineering design content in a series of four semester-long projects. As part of our application for ABET accreditation, we have developed approaches and tools for assessment and continuous improvement. This talk will present a description of our educational model, including examples of courses and projects that have been used in our program. Program-level tools include student outcome portfolios, stakeholders input sessions and 4 faculty summits a year. Course- and project-level tools include a broad range of activities including oral exams, reflection memos, deep learning activity reports, scoping documents, final design reviews and client reviews of work and presentations. Participants should gain knowledge about potential tools or combination of tools to use for assessing project-based work at the course or program level.
Basics of Assessment Workshop
Dr. Julia Williams, Ph.D.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
|Julia Williams, Ph.D.
Educators across the country are facing a significant challenge: to develop effective, efficient assessment processes that demonstrate achievement of educational outcomes. For many, however, assessment represents a new field with unfamiliar terminology and practices. In the Basics of Assessment Workshop, you will receive an introduction to assessment for the purpose of assessing outcomes in a continuous improvement model. Topics covered will include: understanding assessment terminology; defining measurable outcomes; choosing assessment tools; developing efficient processes and timelines; and reporting results.