Save the date for AALHE's Eighth Annual Conference

The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) conference features small sessions, networking excursions, nationally-known speakers, skill building and more. Join us in Salt Lake City, Utah from June 4 - 6, 2018

Registration will open in January, 2018.


 


Conference presenters: Submit your work to the AALHE's Proceedings

All Conference presentations are eligible for inclusion in the conferences proceedings. The Proceedings of the AALHE Conference serve several important functions:
  • it allows Conference participants who are unable to attend to have materials on the topic,
  • it is a rich resource for all who are interested in assessment in higher education,
  • it provides best practices shared by member institutions at the AALHE Conference,
  • it supports, documents, and affirms the contributions of the presenters.

Make sure to submit by July 10, 2017!

 

 

2017 Keynote Addresses

Assessment as Strategy: You Are What You Measure by José Bowen

Assessment has to be a part of any strategy—it is how we get better. I will propose a framework for how we can change minds about the value and use of assessment and create a culture that supports risk, evaluation and constant improvement. The real challenge is motivating faculty to redesign courses with clear learning outcomes, serious thinking about motivation and environment, and of course, assessment. Students develop best when we combine high standards with a very supportive environment where failure can lead to change; the same applies to faculty. We need new structures to help faculty re-evaluate the value of what they do and the importance of course design.

 
Jose A Bowen

Assessment for the New Learning Ecosystem: Innovation, Integration and Integrity by Randy Bass

 
Assessment in higher education has been going on for a very long time, and yet we’re seeing changes in higher education that don’t always come from assessment efforts. These changes often come from pressures from informal learning within the co-curriculum, different experiential learning expectations of our students, our participatory culture, and even our legislators. Where does assessment fit in to this landscape of change? How can assessment processes and evidence of student learning inform and push for high quality changes in our current (and future) colleges and universities? Challenged by costs, shifts in perception of higher education from a public to a private good, and years of talk that higher education can be unbundled, universities have to rethink how we engage students in designing their own education, help them connect theory to practice and prepare for a world of uncertainty. This is a critical, if not urgent, time for universities to rethink how assessment can drive the renewal and intensification of the greater purposes of higher education. 
 

Randy Bass

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AALHE offers many perks to our Members.  Whether you are an established assessment practitioner, graduate student or represent an institution, there is a tailored membership option for you.  Find out all about Membership Benefits here

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Mission Statement

AALHE is a professional association for assessment practitioners at colleges, universities, and higher education support organizations. It provides resources and a forum to support assessment practitioners’ professional development and the research, documentation, open discussion of issues, strategies, policies, and processes associated with the use of assessment to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness in fostering student success.

Our association supports the generation of theory and information about effective assessment.

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Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education
2901 Richmond Road 
Suite 130-318
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
Phone: 859-388-0855
Email: info@aalhe.org

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