2019 Call for Proposals
It Takes a Campus: Assuring Quality Assessment in Higher Learning
The assessment of student learning in higher education is a complex and valuable process. Meaningful quality assessment arises from collaboration – from design to implementation to analysis, it “takes a campus” to strengthen and improve the assessment of student learning. This conference focuses on the structures, processes, and practices that campuses engage in collaboratively to ensure that the assessment of student learning is well designed, yields quality information, and is analyzed and translated effectively into practices that improve student learning.
AALHE is seeking meaningful, timely, and provocative proposals to present at the 2019 Annual Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota June 11-13, 2019. The organization encourages submissions exploring three primary tracks, and extends a call to serve on a select panel exploring collaboration within AALHE.
2019 Call for Panelist: The MATCH Select Panel
The AALHE MATCH Committee seeks scholars and practitioners who can effectively share their subject matter expertise, real-life experiences, and ideas with attendees of our 2019 AALHE Annual Conference, June 10 – 13 at the InterContinental Hotel in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Panels will be developed to comprise a variety of perspectives including but not limited to: research methodologies and expertise, role in the higher education institution (e.g. faculty, administrator, staff, etc.), and institution type (e.g. community college, 4-year private, 4-year public, etc.). Younger professionals with relevant experiences are encouraged to submit proposals.
If you are capable of providing thought leadership and have engaged in substantial assessment research or practice, we ask that you please review the panel topics below and submit to a proposal to be part of this MATCH Panel All applicants will be reviewed by an AALHE Committee.
Chosen panelists will be notified in February of their acceptance and will be introduced via email to the remainder of the panel. Panelists will be expected to communicate with the team to develop an exemplary panel session.
All proposals will be submitted via the OpenConf online proposal submission and review portal.
We strongly recommend that you write an electronic draft of your proposal, including all information that you will be asked to provide online, PRIOR to entering information into OpenConf.
You will be able to cut and paste from your electronic document and insert text directly into each section of the online Proposal Submission Form. This assures that you won’t permanently lose any information during the submission process.
Save your Submission ID # and Password to access and track your submission and the results.
Submission deadline for conference proposals: February 22, 2019
Submission deadline for pre-conference workshop proposals: December 7, 2018
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Conference Workshop (3/6 hour) [note: deadline is 12/07/2018]
- AALHE’s pre-Conference workshops are designed to engage assessment practitioners in higher education with interactive professional development that helps them, and the profession better understand assessment as a field and practice.
- Submissions for this session type are due by Friday, December 7th, 2018.
o Pre-Conference Workshop instructions
o Pre-Conference Workshop rubric
Conference Session Formats:
*NEW* MATCH Select Panel Presenter Proposal (1 hour)
- The AALHE MATCH Committee seeks scholars and practitioners who can effectively share their subject matter expertise, real-life experiences, and ideas with attendees of our 2019 AALHE Annual Conference. Panels will be developed to comprise a variety of perspectives research methodologies and expertise, role in the higher education institution, and institution type. Younger professionals with relevant experiences are encouraged to submit proposals.
o MATCH Panel Presenter Proposal submission instructions
o MATCH Panel Presenter Proposal rubric
Posters (1 hour)
- Succinct and clear graphic presentation of emerging research, practices, and issues in assessment of learning.
o Poster submission instructions
o Poster rubric
Single Papers (1 hour)
- Research –Presenting studies done within and between campuses that examine any of the areas of focus
- Models and Practices – Addressing specific assessment models and practices that focus on quality and can be adapted to multiple contexts
o Single Paper submission instructions
o Single Paper rubric
Symposia (1 hour)
- Three twenty-minute paper presentations grouped by related topic in this time block.
o Symposia submission instructions
o Symposia rubric
Lightning Round (1 hour)
- Ten-minute presentations grouped by related topic in this time block.
o Lightning Round submission instructions
o Lightning Round rubric
Skill Development (1.5 hours)
- Focused skill development in an interactive workshop-style presentation.
o Skill Development submission instructions
o Skill Development rubric
Roundtable (1 hour)
- Focused dialogue around known and emerging issues relevant to assessment of learning in higher education
o Roundtable submission instructions
o Roundtable rubric
Alternative Session Formats
- Presenters may propose an alternative session format if necessary to improve the intended learning of the membership. Alternative format proposals must make an evidence-supported case for the change in format, and provide clear and detailed information about space, materials, and technology requirements. Reviewers will make recommendations regarding the need for the alternative format based on your proposal.
All proposals must be submitted via the OpenConf online proposal submission and review portal by February 22, 2019.