Assessment workshops are available throughout the year to support the work you are doing with the assessment of student learning. All workshops are based on principles of engaged learning, so you can expect many opportunities during any workshop to interact with your colleagues! While you can expect a lot of content delivery, our workshops emphasize discussion, small group interaction, and active learning. Assessment workshop topics are based on elements of the “Assessment Loop.”

Diagram depicting the assessment loop

Introduction to Assessment Workshops

All participants are expected to attend an online Introduction to Assessment Workshop at their home institution. Below are links to each respective online module:

Core Workshops

Every year, we will offer all of our core workshops. Each year, we may also add additional workshops based on participants’ desires and needs. If you have a suggestion for a workshop we should offer, visit the Get Involved page and click on the submit a suggestion button under the Suggest a Workshop Topic heading. The core workshops we will offer every year are:


  • Assessment Planning
  • Direct versus Indirect Assessment
  • Writing and Revising Learning Outcomes
  • Cultural Competency in Assessment
  • Introduction to Qualitative Analysis
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
  • Survey Design
  • Writing Effective Reports
  • Culminating Workshop at DePaul
  • Culminating Workshop at Loyola

Workshop Levels

The Assessment Certificate Program offers two different levels of workshops. Look for the badges to indicate the level of upcoming workshops!

ACP Beginner Badge Beginner

These workshops will assume participants have limited knowledge about the topics being presented and have not had significant opportunities to develop/practice skills related to the workshop topics. These workshops are designed to develop introductory knowledge of the topics and give participants opportunities to begin developing skills through activities related to the workshop topics.

ACP Intermediate Badge Intermediate

These workshops will assume participants have some existing knowledge and skills related to assessment. These workshops are designed to further hone the participants’ existing knowledge and give participants opportunities to build on existing skills through activities related to the workshop topics.

Upcoming Workshops

Below is information about upcoming workshops that will be held in  the 2017-2018 academic year.

Direct Versus Indirect Assessment
August 7, 2017 | 1 – 2:30pm
DePaul University, Lincoln Park Campus (Levan Center, Room 203)

Materials from Previous Workshops

To access handouts and PowerPoint slides from previous workshops, please click here.