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Previous Recorded Webinars

  • Driving Information Literacy with Assessment
  • Wednesday, October 8th, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT
    • Presenters: Ben Moll & Garrett Trott, Corban University
  • At Corban University, assessment drives implementation of Information Literacy (IL) as a campus-wide value creating opportunity for leadership to collaborate with the library and partner with cross-discipline faculty. In this webinar, the presenters discuss IL integration across the curriculum, results, and goals as manifested in strategic planning. They highlight the practical methodology of collaboration through the Corban IL Rubric, library resources, faculty participation, and assessment processes with all academic disciplines. Assessment at Corban University has driven change, enabling IL to become a University objective and thus transforming our learning enterprise.
  • Using Rubrics to Promote Consistency, Clarity, and Fairness
  • Wednesday, September 10th, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT
    • Presenter: Dr. Debra C. Cobia, University of West Georgia
  • In this webinar, the presenter discusses the benefits for students and program leaders of adopting and using a consistent scoring rubric. The ways in which rubric scores are used to monitor progress of individual students, identify program strengths and weaknesses, and provide meaningful data for accreditors are topics that are addressed. The webinar concludes with very informative Q&A time with attendees during the live broadcast.
  • Functionality Spotlight on Field Experience
  • Wednesday, August 27th, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT
    • Presenter: Brent Peaslee, Product Consultant, Tk20, Inc.
  • This presentation provides an overview and demonstration of using Tk20 solutions to simultaneously manage site-based experiences and track critical statistics while providing essential support for students majoring in education, health professions, counseling, social work, and the social sciences. In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of integrating information from cooperating sites, including site staff and site demographic data, with students eligible for placements into one centralized system. The presenter shows how this streamlined approach helps the placement coordinators provide optimal matches for candidate field experiences. Example reports are also shared, offering a qualitative picture of student teaching, clinical, and internship experience within programs at the institution.
  • Managing Assessment Data and Validating Meaningful Change
  • Wednesday, June 26th, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT
    • Presenters: Dr. Donna Chrislip, Arapahoe Community College & Abby Stott, Tk20, Inc.
  • In this webinar, the presenters shared how Arapahoe Community College (ACC) established a comprehensive institutional assessment model that is cohesive, user-friendly, and sustainable in order to generate continuous improvement. Examples of specific measurements, outcomes, and changes are provided. They also discuss how ACC's assessment process has matured to include data aggregated across multiple units and active engagement by both instructional and non-instructional programs. Attend this webinar and learn how Tk20 solutions are empowering them make informed and meaningful improvements institution-wide.
  • The Grass IS Greener: Implementing a Centralized Solution for Continuous Improvement
  • Wednesday, May 21st, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT
    • Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Kampmann, South Dakota State University
  • In some programs, data collection exists in a state of chaos, where pieces of data reside with any number of individuals. Lost or misrepresented data can skew assessment findings and may not fully represent program effectiveness. Moving to a centralized collection system that requires faculty, administrator, and school partner involvement is essential for continuous improvement. This presentation will address both the joys and frustrations of implementing a data management system. The presenter will focus on how their university took obstacles and turned them into learning experiences that helped move them toward a more transparent, inclusive, and rigorous assessment process.
  • Functionality Spotlight on Accreditation Management
  • Thursday, April 17th, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT
    • Presenters: Sara Martin, Manager of Customer Solutions, & Dana Krauss, Customer Solutions Advocate, Tk20
  • This webinar provides an overview and demonstration of the new accreditation management functionality within Tk20. Learn how to easily follow established workflows to prepare for your program or institution’s next accreditation visit. Using regional and programmatic accreditation report templates, you can setup and monitor data collection and attach evidence directly to key sections of the report. Foster collaboration with chairs and committee members, send notifications of important dates, receive status updates, and track important changes throughout the preparation process. Once the report is complete, you can simply share it via Word, PDF, or a hyperlink with the accreditation review team and other stakeholders.
  • Functionality Spotlight on LMS Integration
  • Thursday, March 13th, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, 11am PDT
    • Presenter: Monica Joy Defendorf, Tk20 Assessment & Accreditation Consultant and Customer Solutions Advocate
  • This presentation provides an overview and demonstration of LMS integration available in Tk20's newest release. Tk20 can integrate with any LTI certified Learning Management System platform including Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai. In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of this approach and how it can help streamline the process for students submitting assignments and faculty evaluating key assessments.
  • Developing a Robust Assessment Process: Crowder College Nursing Program
  • Wednesday, February 19th, 1pm CST, 2pm EST, 11am PST
    • Presenters: Dr. Sherry Wilson & Ms. Patsy Garner, Co-Chairs Assessment Committee, Crowder College
  • In this webinar, the presenters shared how they transitioned from laborious paper-based assessment activities to a more efficient yet robust assessment process with a well-defined plan aligned with accreditation standards. They share vital information about establishing an assessment plan, collecting data from clinical rotations, and using data constructively to drive continuous improvement across programs. The challenges and benefits of this holistic approach are discussed. This presentation will serve as a roadmap that can be applied at other nursing programs seeking to reduce paperwork and improve organization of data for analysis and decision making.
  • Connecting the Dots: Are We There Yet?
  • Demystifying Assessment to Increase Faculty Involvement

  • Wednesday,  January 15th, 2014
    • Presented by: Dr. Carrie Ausbrooks, Associate Dean for Assessment, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Texas at Arlington
  • In this webinar, the presenter shared strategies used by the College of Education and Health Professions at UT Arlington in working with selected stakeholders to assist them in understanding the connections between course-level assessment activities (specifically course-level data collection and analysis) and unit-level decision making. The goal was to demystify course-level assessment to give faculty members confidence in successfully implementing new assessment processes. This webinar will be of interest to those who wish to explore strategies for achieving greater faculty involvement in program and unit assessment.
  • The Assessment System: Evaluating and Documenting Progress Over the Accreditation Cycle
  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
    • Presented by: Dr. Marilyn M. Butler, Director of the Center for Assessment and Accreditation & Mr. Andy Oswald, Assessment Coordinator, Data Analyst & Tk20 Administrator, College of Education, Sam Houston State University
  • In this webinar, the presenters shared vital information about developing an integrated Assessment System Matrix, designing an assessment and accreditation website, and establishing Data Days for their college. They also discussed ways to initiate or enhance a rigorous, integrated process of assessment facilitating institution-wide, faculty-driven quality assurance through continuous improvement to build capacity and prepare candidates for a career in education.
  • Assessing Writing and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
    • Presented by Dr. Trudy W. Banta, Professor of Higher Education and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Academic Planning and Evaluation, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • How can writing and critical thinking skills be defined? How can these important skills be assessed? In this webinar Dr. Banta explores the many measures faculty are using to gauge student learning in writing and critical thinking, including standardized tests, as well as electronic portfolios, rubrics, and other locally-developed methods. Learn how to use assessment results to initiate changes in curriculum and instruction to improve students’ development of these skills.
  • Embedded Assessment of General Education Outcomes
  • Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
    • Presented by Dr. Roy Barnes, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences and Coordinator of General Education at University of Michigan-Flint
  • In this webinar Dr. Roy Barnes discusses the payoffs and challenges of embedding the assessment of student learning within every class contributing to a specific outcome within their General Education curriculum. By embedding the assessment of student learning within courses, students are repeatedly exposed to clearly articulated, faculty-defined expectations which can lead to increases in student achievement. However, to be successful, assessment instruments must be applicable across time and courses, and the data collection protocol should minimize the burden on faculty.
  • Managing Institutional-Level Outcomes Assessment with Tk20
  • Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
    • Presented by George M. Skerritt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)
  • The presenter shares their proven system for conducting and managing General Education Outcomes Assessment. With over 30,000 students and more than 90 degree-producing programs and transfer modules, features like Tk20 portfolios, surveys and reports are essential for the success of outcomes assessment at Tri-C. From initiating discussions with faculty, to developing assessment tools, to gathering and evaluating artifacts, to surveying stakeholders, to analyzing the assessment data, the presenter provides a roadmap that can be applied at other institutions seeking to implement their own outcomes assessment systems.
  • Functionality Spotlight on Faculty Qualifications
  • Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
    • Presented by Brian Robinson, Manager of Projects at TK20
  • This presentation provides an overview and demo of tracking research, service, teaching, and other faculty activities in Tk20’s newest release. The Faculty Qualifications functionality in Tk20 adds endless possibilities for data collection and reporting of faculty activities and qualifications to an already proven data management framework.
  • The Journey: Building a Robust Assessment Plan Where Others Have Failed
  • Wednesday, July 16th, 2013
    • Presented by Dr. Pam Teschner, Associate Provost of Academics, and Brian Schmidt, Chief Information Officer, at Corban University in Oregon
  • This presentation focuses on the process Corban University utilized to move from the absence of an overall assessment plan to one that received a commendation from the accrediting body. Corban had made a number of attempts at assessment planning for years but struggled with putting structures and details on paper. The university supported the concept of assessment but had difficulty completing even the planning stage. So, naturally, skepticism was pervasive. Learn how they broke down this skepticism and moved from an atmosphere of apathy and exhaustion regarding assessment to one of true engagement, participation and success.
  • Assessment at Work: Assessing Candidate Dispositions
  • Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
    • Presented by Dr. Susan A. Colby, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and Dr. Jennifer McGee, assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University
  • This presentation will focus on how the Appalachian State University undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs assess candidate dispositions. The presenters' goal is to share what they learned while designing tools for this process. They will discuss the research that can be used to inform practice; share conclusions and implications from a study based on the formative assessment of candidates’ dispositions; present examples of methods for assessing dispositions that can be captured with Tk20; and outline guiding questions that can be used by teacher education programs when designing systems for developing and assessing candidates’ dispositions.
  • Assessment at Work: Assessing and Improving a Teacher Education Program
  • Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
    • Presented by Dr. Roger Wen, Dean of Online Campus and Professor of Education and Business at William Woods University
  • This presentation focuses on using the Tk20 Assessment System to assess and improve student learning in a teacher education program. The presenter demonstrates how the organization and analysis of quantitative data informed and directed improvement of their program.
  • Assessment at Work: Increasing Student Success
  • Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
    • Presented by Marilee J. Bresciani, Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership at San Diego State University
  • This presentation provides an overview of utilizing assessment findings and research discoveries to help increase student success. The presenter addresses the question “Given the data you collect, how well can you inform collaborative conversations around policy formation/revision or administrative practice to improve student success?"
  • Accountability and Assessment: A Case Study
  • Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
    • Presented by Melanie DiLoreto, Administrative Assessment Fellow & Maria Cristina Leite, Program Review and Accreditation Coordinator, in the College of Professional Studies at the University of West Florida
  • This presentation provides an in-depth review of issues impacting the development of a culture of assessment at UWF and its journey to eliminate the fear of accountability even as the pressure for accountability has increased. Practical knowledge of assessment strategies for SACS and NCATE/CAEP requirements are presented. A wide variety of useful documents, charts, and templates are discussed, including: curriculum maps, rubrics, syllabi, transition points, comprehensive reports (related to demographics, GPA, and admissions data), the candidates' performance report, and the creation of templates according to required annual reports (NCATE Part C, PEDS, Title II, and eIPEP).
  • Best Practices in Assessment for Learning Webinar Series – Part 2
  • Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
    • Presented by Dr. W. Allen Richman, Director of Outcomes Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness at Prince George's Community College
  • As the requirements for assessment and data on student performance continue to increase, there has been a significant burden placed on institutions to engage in a range of measurement activities. Through using meaningful rubrics (Part 1) which provide discrete measurement of student’s skills, it is possible to produce incredibly robust data sets. This presentation provides a framework for assessment which focuses on efficiently collecting data from students by measuring individual students to assess learning across the curriculum. While yielding robust data which can be used for the evaluation of courses, programs, and general education, this assessment process is first and foremost focused on yielding data to help students succeed.
  • Best Practices in Assessment for Learning Webinar Series – Part 1 of 2 Part Series
  • Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
    • Presented by Dr. W. Allen Richman, Director of Outcomes Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness at Prince George's Community College
  • The emphasis on assessment by accreditors and the national push for accountability in higher education means that too often we lose sight of the real purpose of assessment. This presentation focuses on the creation of assessments that are beneficial to students and provide strong data for accreditation and accountability measurements. This is largely accomplished through evaluating student work using rubrics which return discrete measures of student’s knowledge, skills, and values. The purpose of this process is to ensure that the assessment process is meaningful to stakeholders and provides useful data.
  • Transforming a Paper Assessment Process to an Electronic Assessment System in Three Simple Steps
    • Presented by Joggeshwar Das, Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation & Marcia M. Burrell, Full Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at SUNY Oswego School of Education
  • Transitions from a typical assessment process to an electronic assessment system (Tk20) can be done in a series of simple but important steps. The presenters share how programs at SUNY Oswego transitioned to Tk20 in the middle of writing and completing Specialized Program Association reports and an institutional report. This presentation reviews how the institution utilized its online assessment system to successfully implement standards based assessment mapping to systematically collect learning outcomes data for more than 20 different programs.
  • Using Surveys Campus Wide
    • Presented by Mary Reed, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Technology at Jamestown College
  • Jamestown College chose the CampusWide system to help prepare for their ten year HLC visit. The survey function has been widely used by the college to gather data from students, staff, and faculty for use in evaluating departments and programs. The faculty senate uses the survey function to conduct electronic ballots for faculty voting that would otherwise require full faculty meetings. The survey function allows the faculty members to vote on proposals and an electronic record of the results is kept in Tk20. The student senate plans to start using the survey function for their own surveys and ballots starting with voting for new student senate members.
  • Institution Wide Assessment
    • Presented by Dr. Sherry Wilson, Division Chair & Patsy Garner, Teacher Education Coordinator at Crowder College
  • The presenters discuss Crowder College's journey in developing and supporting an institution wide assessment system. Initial data collection, analysis challenges, and a review of the institution's assessment goals and steps in adopting their online system are shared. Examples are provided on how data collection is organized to allow decision making regarding student learning and other institutional outcomes (AQIP) and the subsequent dissemination of the data to a broad audience of stakeholders.
  • IR’s Role in Assessment
    • Presented by Betsy Carroll, Director of Institutional Research & Assessment at York College of Pennsylvania
  • This presentation reviews the history of York College's planning for resource allocation and assessment initiative leading up to the transition to an assessment system. Examples are provided of why IR/IE professionals are in a unique position to play a central role throughout the adoption of the system and some ways that campuses that might be experiencing a similar transition might increase the chance of the project succeeding.
  • Implementing a General Education Assessment Process
    • Presented by Dr. Ranfen Li, Director of Academic Assessment & Jennifer Sweet, Assessment Specialist in the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment at the University of Illinois
  • The presenters describe how they have designed a general education assessment process and utilized Tk20 to support its implementation. They will also share how they have used institutional strengths to address barriers they have encountered in designing and implementing their general education assessment process.
  • The IE Office as a Critical QE Function
    • Presented by Andrew Miller, Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Southeastern University
  • The challenge for many Institutional Effectiveness (IE) offices is to remain engaged in the quality enhancement (QE) process, in addition to day-to-day assessment activities and accreditation reviews. This presentation focuses on the IE office as a critical QE function in the institution. This presentation highlights possible strategies, including the role of campus education, analysis of existing information systems, implementation of academic program review processes, and involvement in strategic planning activities, as examples. Additionally, examples are provided of how Southeastern University utilizes their Tk20 system in the above-mentioned activities.
  • How an Online System Helps with Assessment, Data Management, and Accreditation
    • Presented by Dr. David Bullock, Manager of Technology in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University
  • The Portland State University Graduate School of Education moved to their online assessment system in January 2007 and, in the time since, has expanded online usage from one program to plans for all programs. The presenter reviews the challenges that the online system has helped the school overcome and the impact that the system has had on PSU’s assessment plan, data management, and preparation for accreditation at both the state and national levels. Some of the key areas of PSU’s Tk20 system usage that are discussed include: field experience assessments, advising, key assignments, other coursework tools such as exams and quizzes, the handouts area, the “forum” threaded discussion tool, and online admissions.
  • Optimizing Outcomes Assessment
    • Presented by Dr. John Rogers, Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness at American International College
  • In conjunction with a NEASC 10 Year Review, American International College established a campus-wide assessment program which focused on enhancing institutional effectiveness, especially with regard to assessment of student learning outcomes. The presenter describes the process that the institution undertook, including the criteria for software selection and the associated implementation planning and execution, as the College began its path towards each program taking ownership of its outcomes assessment plan. Tk20 applications utilized in the process, reports examples, and noted benefits to the institution are shared.
  • Utilizing Assessment Results
    • Presented by Linda Suskie, internationally recognized assessment and accreditation consultant
  • Your assessments have been conducted. Your students have finished tests, assignments, and surveys. You have evaluated student projects and performances. Now what? This is the point at which many assessments come grinding to a halt. In this fast-paced webinar, the presenter talks about ways to break through this barrier and find meaning and utility in your assessment results, including defining success and summarizing results in relevant ways.
  • Critical Conversations
    • Presented by Dr. Carrie Y. Barron Ausbrooks, Associate Dean for Assessment and Academic Affairs in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington
  • Communication is a powerful tool for helping people to work through change. This webinar will be of interest to institutions that are seeking to implement an organizational change in which faculty and student support are critical components. The presenter discusses the process employed by the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington in utilizing key communication strategies to ensure the successful implementation of Tk20. Insights gained during the process and recommendations for harnessing the power of communication as a tool for change are shared.
  • Preparing Faculty for Program-level Assessment
    • Presented by George Skerritt, Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment at Cuyahoga Community College
  • The presenter shares how his institution prepares faculty for program-level assessment activities by offering a 90-minute workshop, “Culture of Inquiry”, to create a collaborative, non-threatening environment that focuses on collegiality through the enhancement of measurement instruments including rubrics, scoring guides, exams, and surveys. This webinar includes the presentation of several skits and a sampling of a measurement instrument review exercise that fosters discussion about some of the 'walls' that prevent open and effective collaboration. Additionally, several instructional design strategies that faculty can (and should) use to increase student engagement in learning and assessment processes are examined.
  • Measuring Improvement
    • Presented by Dr. W. Allen Richman, Director of Outcomes Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness at Prince George's Community College
  • The model of "Assessment for Student Success” utilized by PGCC addresses the goals of measuring continuous improvement of student learning through authentic measurement of student performance embedded in the course. The presenter hares how in a single process, data is produced for all levels, including course, program, and institutional learning (general education). Some of the topics covered include curriculum mapping, PGCC's timeline for implementation, lessons learned, results, and benefits.
  • What Do Accreditors Want?
    • Presented by Linda Suskie, internationally recognized assessment and accreditation consultant
  • The presenter shares suggestions for successfully addressing the latest in changing accreditation requirements.
  • Evaluating Online Assessment Systems
    • Presented by Dr. Lucy Payne, Accreditation Liaison Officer at University of St. Thomas
  • The presenter describes the University of St. Thomas' process and recommendations for selecting an online assessment management system.
  • Transforming General Education
    • Presented by Dr. Nelle Moffett, Director of Institutional Research at California State University Channel Islands
  • The presenter describes California State University Channel Islands' plans for a redesign of the General Education program.
  • Engaging Faculty in Assessment
    • Presented by Melanie DiLoreto, Administrative Assessment Fellow in the College of Professional Studies at the University of West Florida
  • The presenter discusses UWF’s successful model for creating a culture of assessment which engages faculty in a non-threatening way.
  • Managing Program Admissions for Teacher Education
    • Presented by Dr. David Bullock, Director of the Metropolitan Instructional Support Laboratory in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University
  • The presenter shares details about the institution's successful pilot of an online admissions module.