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NILOA November 2021 Newsletter

 
 
 


Friends,

What a semester it's been! We hope you will be able to enjoy some well deserved time off during the upcoming holidays. NILOA sincerely thanks all presenters represented in the NILOA track of sessions at this year's Assessment Institute. Webinar recordings as well as session handouts will be up soon. In the meantime, make sure to read through the Call for Proposals for 2022 due in February and submit your great assessment work. 

In this light November 2021 edition of the NILOA Newsletter, we invite you to publicly comment on the DQP 3.0 revisions, read our latest occasional paper on ePortfolio use at IUPUI, showcase an Assessment in Practice on Data Pathways, share announcements from our partner organizations, and highlight information on forthcoming events.

 
     
 

DQP Corner 3.0

 
 
DQP Birth and Growth Revision  
 

We are excited to have you join us in the DQP 3.0 revision process! To get caught up, please review the updated Birth and Growth of the DQP document written to document the DQP's history as well as share steps of the current revision process. 

In an effort to avoid comparisons between the levels (associate, bachelor, and master's) and to get feedback on the new presentation approach, we break out the DQP into 3 individual documents for public commentAll of the changes, both minor and significant, are highlighted in the linked pdf documents below. You can also find the marked up documents here: https://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/dqp/. 

  1. Associate's Level: https://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1022_DQP-grid_AS.pdf  
  2. Bachelor's Level: https://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1022_DQP-grid_BA.pdf 
  3. Master's Level: https://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/1022_DQP-grid_MA.pdf

Please use this Google form to provide feedback on the current revision of the DQP for NILOA to review prior to the release of the DQP 3.0. You will need to indicate at which level you are providing feedback. Public comment will remain open until Wednesday, November 24, 5 pm central. 

DQP Tools? Check out this document, Interconnected Learning Frameworks, that attempts to connect the DQP, VALUE, AAC&U's Essential Learning Outcomes, and High-Impact Practices. 

Questions regarding the DQP 3.0 revision process or feedback on the above tool can be directed to niloa@education.illinois.edu

 
     
 

Occasional Paper No. 57

 
 
 
 

In this 57th Occasional Paper, Susan Kahn, Tyrone Freeman, & Amy Powell, discuss the history, use, and attributes of high-impact ePortfolio practice at IUPUI, as well as the development of an ePortfolio taxonomy, and concludes with a case study from its Philanthropic Studies B.A. program. Read more...

 
     
 

Assessment in Practice

 
 
 
 

In this Assessment in Practice, Brad Sturz, Jaime O’Connor, & Delena Bell Gatch of Georgia State's University Office of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation, discuss how they use heat maps to gain actionable insights about their assessment process. Read more...

 
     
 

Announcements from Partner Organizations

 
 

Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Monthly Newsletter Available
Check out CAS' recent newsletter highlighting with its latest resources.

Pedagogo Webinar Available
Dr. Gianina Baker, acting director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), joins Dr. Divya Bheda for an in-depth conversation, Examining the Intersections of Assessment and Equity, on equity and assessment.

AALHE Workshop Announcement
Divya Bheda, Wendy Crocker, Gavin Henning, Natasha Jankowski, Erick Montenegro, Mamta Saxena, Karen Singer-Freeman, and NILOA’s Gianina Baker will present a two-hour workshop, Road to Equity in Assessment - Encore Workshop, on December 1 from 12-2 pm central. 

Workshop Description: Equity in assessment can differ depending on individual and institutional perspectives as well as situational context. Sometimes what is needed is a safe space to engage in conversations about what can be done to advance equity work. In this interactive, problem-based, 2-hour workshop participants will discuss the challenges they are encountering when integrating equity in assessment in their particular context. The facilitators will offer consultation, feedback, and concrete strategies to address the specific challenges described. Come with your challenges and get ready for a robust, engaging conversation.

Position Announcement: Director of Academic Assessment & Assurance System Support
Adams State University is looking for a Director of Academic Assessment, please see the position description and qualifications here.

 
     
 

Upcoming Events

 
 

*The NILOA Events Calendar is retired. 

October 24-27. Virtual 2020 Assessment Institute. Indiana University – Purdue University Indiana (IUPUI).
*Take a moment to peruse the NILOA track for the Assessment Institute.

November 16. NWCCU Two-Year College Assessment: Practice and Process.
*NILOA's Drs. Jillian Kinzie and Gianina Baker will serve as moderators and keynote presenters.

November 16. AALHE Encore Webinar: The Landscape of Learning: Findings from 5 Years of AAC&U’s Nationwide VALUE Assessment Initiative.
Virtual. 12-1pm.

November 15-16. CAS Council Meeting.
*Dr. Gianina Baker will give a Public Directors report on Nov. 16.

November 18-19. Virginia Assessment Group 2021 Conference.
Virtual.

November 19. WSCUC Webinar: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment: Evidence to Action with Equity in Next-Generation Assessment Practice and Faculty Development.
4-5pm CST.
*Dr. Gianina Baker will serve as a presenter.

December 1. AALHE Webinar.
*See workshop description above in announcements to register.

December 13. AALHE Exemplary Workshop: Learning Improvement at Public, Community, and Private Arts Colleges.
1-3pm CST. Virtual.

January 19-21, 2022. 2021 AAC&U Annual Meeting.
Hybrid--Washington, DC and Virtual.

January 24-27, 2022. CHEA Annual Conference.
Washington, DC.