AALHE Professional Development Webinars

Join us for free webinars focusing on different issues and skill development for assessment practitioners. Individuals interested in submitting a proposal for an AALHE webinar are encouraged to contact our Professional Development Committee at [email protected].

AALHE members can access previous webinars in the Webinar Library.

Upcoming April Webinar -
Using Canvas Assessment Module to automate data collection from coursework for institution, college, or program level assessment

April 22nd, 2021 3:00 p.m. ET

To register for this webinar, click here!

A technology-based learning management system is commonplace at higher education institutions. One technology gaining popularity is the CANVAS learning management system. Most institutions use their LMS for organizing course materials, communicating with students, and reporting course grades. Often, institutions are not using the assessment component of the LMS to its fullest capacity. Beyond its capacity to create and score individual course assignments for the gradebook, the assessment component is a powerful mechanism to disaggregate scores or proficiencies by course, program, and institutional outcomes collected directly from the source where achievement is scored. When an automated data-collection process is employed, faculty can gain information on student achievement and individual challenges with greater specificity than can be understood from course grades or GPA. This webinar is a step-by-step workshop that will guide participants to (a) understand the assessment capacities embedded in CANVAS; (b) learn how to set-up outcomes and assessable component learning criteria; (c) align assessable criteria from course, program, or institutional level to assignments; (d) develop scoring measures; and (e) identify techniques for extracting and reporting data from course, program, and institutional levels.. Strategies that have been shown to be effective in collaborative data analysis in programs and across the institution will be shared. The session will include examples of program enhancements that have been a result of programs across the institution.

Presenter – Frederick Burrack, Ph.D. – Director of Assessment at Kansas State University

 

Dr. Frederick Burrack is Director of Assessment, Distinguished Graduate Faculty. He has served as the Chair for the National Association for Music Education Assessment Special Research Interest Group and as Co-Chair for their work in developing Model Cornerstone Assessments that accompany the National K-12 Music Standards. His co-edited book “Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music: A research supported approach” was published in 2018. A new text for assessing music "Developing and Applying Assessments in the Music Classroom." Routledge, Pub was published in 2020 with co-authors Dr. Kelly Parkes, Dr. Phillip Payne, and Dr. Brian Wesolowski.

Webinars Accessible in Member Webinar Library

AALHE members can access via the Webinar Library

  • A Practical Guide to Working with Copyrighted and Open Access Resources in Scholarship, by Liz Thompson and Howard S. Carrier
  • Understanding Reliability and Validity Evidence to Support the Interpretations and Uses of Assessment Scores, by Brian C. Leventhal
  • Strategies to Run Successful Online Meetings for Assessment and Curriculum Discussions by Yao Zhang Hill and Monica Stitt-Bergh
  • Designing Assessments of Student Learning to Support Equity by Harriet Hobbs and Karen Singer-Freeman
  • Use Self-Reflective Writing to Support Equity in Online Assessments of Student Learning - An Invitation, Dr. Karen Singer-Freeman and Dr. Linda Bastone
  • Trends in Assessment, AALHE Summer Book Club, Courtney Vengrin, Karen White-Goyzueta, and Patricia Gregg
  • Elevating your Virtual Conference Experience by Carley Dear, Susan N. Kahn, and Suzanne Wakim
  • Leading an Effective AALHE Committee by Jeremy Penn, Andre Foisy, George Smeaton, Emily Turner, and Holt Zaugg
  • Tips to Effectively Deliver & Maximize Attendance at Virtual Presentations, by Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator
  • Synthesizing Outcomes at Scale: Connecting the Dots to Inform Institution-wide Decision Making, by Jennifer M. Harrison and Sherri Braxton.
  • AALHE Special Town Hall Webinar, hosted by Jane Marie Souza, Jeremy Penn, Andre Foisy.
  • The Intersection of Assessment and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from the Field, by Laura Avitabile Wankel and Gianina Baker. Moderated by Amelia Parnell.
  • RARE Model: Interpersonal Strategies for Inclusive and Collaborative Assessment Practice, by Gina B. Polychronopoulos and Emilie Clucas Leaderman
  • Tips for a Successful AALHE Conference Proposal, by Moreen Carvan, Andre Foisy, and Monica Stitt-Bergh
  • Bringing Assessment Expertise to Grant Evaluation, by Patti Gregg and Felisha Shepard-White
  • Developing AALHE Foundational Statements: Progress, Next Steps, and Future Plans
  • USDE Negotiated Rulemaking: Insights for Accreditation and Assessment Professionals, by Jillian Klein.
  • Placeholder Sections and Tracking of Graduate Student Assessment: A Case Study, by Molly Mann and Laura Schramm
  • The Essential Role of Assessment in Competency-Based Education, by Charla Long
  • Fearing to Fail: How Common Assessment Practices Cause Stagnation, by Catherine M. Wehlburg
  • Turning Benchmarking into Institutional Insights and Action, by Lisa Davidson and Stacey Randall
  • The Assessment Profession in Higher Education: Addressing the Varied Professional Development Needs of Practitioners, by Laura Ariovich, Conna Bral, Patricia Gregg, Matthew Gulliford, and Jennifer Ann Morrow
  • Implementing Prior Learning Assessment Services in Higher Education, by Justin Garcia, July 2018
  • Linkedin for Assessment Professionals, by Andre Foisy, May 2018
  • Twitter for Assessment Professionals, by Andre Foisy, April 2018
  • Assessing Civic Engagement in Massachusetts Public Higher Education, by Dr. John Reiff and Dr. Suzanne M. Buglione, April 2018
  • Creating a Co-Curricular Learning Assessment Infrastructure, by D. Scott Tharp, December 2017
  • Data Visualization: Resources and Methods for Telling your Data Story, by Dr. Courtney Vengrin, September 2017
  • Answering Tough Questions: An Approach for Assessment Coordinators/Leaders, by Drs. Monica Stitt-Bergh and Becky Dueben, April 2017
  • Collecting Information Meaningful to Your Institution: A Practical Accreditation Strategy, by Jane Marie Souza, January & March 2017
  • Show Me The Learning!, by Dr. Terrel Rhodes, March 2017
  • Ethical Reasoning: Defining, Teaching, Assessing, by Drs. Bill Hawk and Keston Fulcher, April 2016
  • Engaging Faculty in the Assessment Process: Make it More About Teaching and Learning, by Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg, April 2016
  • Recognizing Excellence in Campus Assessment: Using the Excellence in Assessment Designation for Self-Assessment, by Drs. Teri Lyn Hinds and Natasha Jankowski, March 2016
  • Implementation Fidelity Assessment: A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making, by Dr. John D. Hathcoat, Heather Harris, Madison Holzman, and Derek Sauder, January 2016
  • Easy Predictors: Quickly Explore Your Data to Find Trends, Relationships, and Predictors, by Dr. David Eubanks, December 2015
  • SharePoint As An Assessment Management Tool, by Drs. Jane Marie Souza and Keith Werosh, November 2015
  • Curricular Mapping: See the Alignment of Course, Program, and Institutional Data with Links to Evidence of Student Learning, by Valerie Landau and Jocelyn Shadforth, November 2015
  • Faculty Perspectives on Cultures of Assessment, by Dr. Matthew Fuller, October 2015
  • The Many Faces of Assessment: Strategies for Effective Assessment of Co-curricular Programs, by Dr. Jeremy Penn, September 2015
  • Building the Science of Learning Assessment, by Dr. David Dirlam, May 2014
  • How to Use Credit Hour Compliance to Forward Authentic Assessment, by Drs. Marsha Watson and Kathleen Gorski, February 2014
  • Faculty Engagement in Assessment Across Institutional Contexts, by Drs. Jeremy Penn and Catherine Wehlburg, September 2013