Workshops

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 is the link to the online module:

  • Introduction to Assessment at DePaul Workshop.
    • Online transcripts of the DePaul Workshop are available for curricular and co-curricular participants.
    • In order to successfully complete the online module for DePaul University, you must complete the entire module and answer all learning quiz questions. You will have 6 months to complete the module after you begin. You will receive a notification once you successfully complete the 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:

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  • 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.

ACP Beginner BadgeWriting and Revising Learning Outcomes
September 20, 2017 | 10:00 – 11:30am
Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center, Room 314B)

ACP Intermediate BadgeIntroduction to Item Analysis: Evaluating and Improving Multiple Choice Questions
September 29, 2017 | 12:00 – 2:00pm
Lincoln Park Campus (JTR Library, Room 300)

ACP Beginner BadgeIntroduction to Qualitative Analysis
October 5, 2017 | 1:00 – 2:30pm
Loyola Water Tower Campus (Schreiber Center, Room 816)

ACP Beginner BadgeIntroduction to Quantitative Analysis
October 27, 2017 | 1:00 – 2:30pm
Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center, Room 324)

ACP Beginner BadgeNon-traditional Assessment
November 7, 2017 | 10:00 – 11:30am
Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center, Room 324)

ACP Beginner BadgeDesigning Rubrics and Conducting Norming Sessions
December 11, 2017 | 1:00 – 2:30pm
Loop Campus (DePaul Center, Room 8009)

ACP Beginner BadgeCulminating Workshop
December 14, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:30pm
Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center, Room 324)

ACP Beginner BadgeAssessment in Online Learning
January 24, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:30pm
Loop Campus (TBA)

ACP Intermediate BadgeAdvanced Survey Design
February 13, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:30pm
Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center, Room 324)

ACP Beginner BadgeConducting a Norming Session
February 28, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30am
Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center, Room 220)

ACP Beginner BadgeCultural Competence in Assessment
March 14, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30am
Loop Campus (DePaul Center, Room 8009)

ACP Intermediate BadgeDesigning Items for Tests
March 28, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:00pm
Loop Campus (TBA)

ACP Beginner BadgeCulminating Workshop
April 19, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:30pm
Lincoln Park Campus (Student Center, Room 324)

ACP Intermediate BadgeAdvanced Quantitative Analysis
April 27, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:30pm
Loop Campus (DePaul Center, Room 8009)

ACP Beginner BadgeCulminating Workshop
May 1, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:30pm
Loop Campus (DePaul Center, Room 8009)

ACP Beginner BadgeWriting Effective Reports
May 17, 2018 | 1:00 – 2:30pm
Loop Campus (DePaul Center, Room 8009)

Materials from Previous Workshops

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