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2017 AALHE Annual Conference

The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) conference features small sessions, networking excursions, nationally-known speakers, skill building.

June 12-14, 2017
The Hyatt Regency Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Call for Papers for the Conference 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.

Download the Proceedings submission instructions. Deadline: July 21, 2017

Read previous Conference Proceedings.

Keynote Speakers

Randy BassRandy Bass is Vice Provost for Education, and Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he leads the Designing the Future(s) initiative and the Red House incubator for curricular transformation. For 13 years he was the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS). He has been working at the intersections of new media technologies and the scholarship of teaching and learning for nearly thirty years, including serving as Director and Principal Investigator of the Visible Knowledge Project, a five-year scholarship of teaching and learning project involving 70 faculty on 21 university and college campuses. He is the author or editor of numerous books, articles and digital projects, including recently, "Disrupting Ourselves: the Problem of Learning in Higher Education," (EDUCAUSE Review March/April 2012); with Bret Eynon, Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem (American Association of Colleges and Universities, 2016); and with Jessie L. Moore, Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning (Stylus, 2017). Randy Bass will open the AALHE conference on Monday, 5:00 PM, with a keynote, Assessment for the New Learning Ecosystem: Innovation, Integration and Integrity

Jose A BowenJosé Antonio Bowen, President of Goucher College. He taught at Stanford, Georgetown and Southern Methodist University where he was Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts. He has written over 100 scholarly articlesand has appeared as a musician with Stan Getz, Bobby McFerrin, and others. He has written a symphony(nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), music for Hubert Laws and Jerry Garcia, and is an editor for Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. His latest book Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology out of your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning, was the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. Stanford honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar in 2010. See his blog or follow him on Twitter @josebowen. At the AALHE conference, he will speak Wednesday morning, Assessment as Strategy: You Are What You Measure, followed by a book signing.

The AALHE annual conference provides professional development for assessment practitioners in higher education and is one of the best resources for advanced assessment practitioners. AALHE is consistently heralded as the best opportunity for assessment networking. No matter their institution type – small, large, public, or private – attendees always leave the conference with many new assessment colleagues.

The AALHE assessment conference
  1. Provides professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner;
  2. Provides professional development for those in the next generation of assessment professionals;
  3. Connects assessment professionals with others in the field; and
  4. Leads and advocates best practices in assessment.

Practitioners new to assessment are encouraged to attend the AALHE conference.  AALHE’s small sessions and networking opportunities provide them the opportunity to connect with leading thinkers in assessment.