Assessment Conference 2018
ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE: PROGRAM ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING
Friday, January 5, 2018
Eberhard Conference Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus
- Coffee and Registration: 8:30 - 9 am
- Opening Plenary Presentation and Faculty Response: 9 - 10 am
- Faculty- and Staff-led Concurrent Sessions: 10:10 - 11 am and 11:10 am - noon
- Closing Plenary Presentation: 12:10 - 12:30 pm
We are delighted to host our second university-wide event focused on assessment best practices at GVSU. The theme of the 2018 conference is: Program Assessment for Learning. We are interested in a larger conversation about how we can assess student learning efficiently and effectively. As with our last Assessment Conference, we have invited an outside expert to set the stage and offer fresh perspectives on the assessment process and how we can learn the most from our individual and collective efforts. Our speaker will be familiar to those who attended the 2017 Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning. We have invited back Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung, Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay to provide opening and closing plenary presentations. Conference attendees will then attend their choice of concurrent session wherein select faculty and staff will share their approaches to program assessment and facilitate hands-on workshops. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own plans, ideas, and questions in order to make the sessions as productive as possible. The workshop schedule is in process and will be published mid-December.
We hope to see you there. Please register in Sprout.
Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung is the Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. Born and raised in Bombay, India, he received his Ph.D. in social and personality psychology at the University of Washington (WA).
He has authored books and textbooks including, An evidence-based guide to college and university teaching: Model teaching competencies (Boysen & Gurung, 2016), Exploring signature pedagogies: Approaches to teaching disciplinary habits of mind (Gurung, Chick, & Haynie, 2009), Health psychology: A cultural approach (Gurung, 2014), Getting culture: Incorporating diversity across the curriculum (Gurung & Prieto, 2009), and published articles in a variety of scholarly journals including Psychological Review and Teaching of Psychology.
He was Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin System Teaching Scholars Program, has been a UWGB Teaching Fellow, a UW System Teaching Scholar, and received numerous awards including the American Psychological Foundation Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Wisconsin Professor of the Year, and the Regents Teaching Excellence Award, University of Wisconsin System. He has organized statewide and national teaching conferences, served as President of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), and is the founding Co-Editor of APA's journal SoTL in Psychology.
As he states on his blog, The Pedagogical Pundit, he seeks to: (a) help teachers be the best teachers they can be, (b) help students be the best learners they can be, and (c) energize robust, sound, useful, scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Learn more via his blog (PedagogicalPundit.com), website (http://www.uwgb.edu/gurungr/) or Twitter (@ReganARGurung).
Descriptions of the Faculty and Staff-led Concurrent Sessions will be available mid-December.
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND THE ROBERT AND MARY PEW FACULTY TEACHING AND LEARNING CENTER.