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Supporting the Field in Challenging Times
 
 
 
 

Dear colleagues,

We are breaking with our traditional "once-a-month" email policy to share a compiled resource list and a webinar series in response to this challenging time for the field of assessment and higher education writ large. We wish you all good health and well-being. 

 
 
 
Making the Move to Online Courses: Resources to Inform Teaching and Learning
 

In the spirit of providing a synthesis and go-to-resource for the transition to remote work and learning for faculty, staff, and students, NILOA is maintaining a Google Document with tailored resources to assist in this momentus shift. This living document contains information on assessment, institutional examples and responses, and general advice for instructors, students, administrators, and staff. Also included are crosslinks to other Google docs, generously maintained and compiled by members of the higher education community.  Thank you to everyone who has shared their expertise with teaching online, course design, and working remotely so that we can all learn from each other as we adapt. Read more…

 
 
 
Webinar Series
 

Stemming from conversations with many of you over the last couple of weeks, we have developed a series of free webinars that will be recorded and shared on the NILOA website. These free webinars will start today and be held every Thursday at 3:00pm Eastern/ 2:00pm Central/ 12:00 Pacific through the end of April.  We encourage you to register and join us for each webinar.

Community Check-ins and Updates
March 26
and April 2
These two Community Check-Ins and Updates provide a space to come together and decompress, share issues and experiences, and hear the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) team offer a brief synthesis of targeted information on responses and resources from COVID-19. Different bite-sized chunks of information will be shared each week, so we recommend attending both webinars. 

Assignment Design:
Charrettes to Build Community in a time of Physical Distance

April 9
Ready to get your mind on something else or start planning for a different summer or fall learning and assessment experience? Join NILOA staff as we discuss assignment design (and redesign) and the charrette model as a means to engage with faculty moving to remote instruction while asking the question – how do we know if our students are learning? And what might the role of students be in assignment design in current circumstances? Register.

Outcomes, Alignment and Mapping, Oh My!:
Curriculum Mapping as Educational Design
 

April 16
In this webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to reconsider resources and institutional examples within the NILOA Mapping Learning Toolkit to assist practitioners working towards intentional educational design or redesign in remote teaching and program review to consider learning outcomes within programs, co-curriculum, general education, and elsewhere learning occurs - especially in a time of distance learning. Register.

The Evidence-Based Storytelling Toolkit:
Using Assessment Data to Write Your Learning Narrative

April 23
How can we document and talk about the learning that unfolds during this time along with our institutional response? Join NILOA staff to learn about Evidence-Based Storytelling—an approach that allows for communication of institutional narratives of learning and assessment processes and practices. This webinar modifies NILOA’s Evidence-Based Storytelling Toolkit to provide questions, tools, and resources for consideration in evidence-based narrative development for your local context. Register.

Beyond the Looking Glass:
Tenets of Meaningful Transparency 

April 30
Join NILOA staff as we discuss updated thinking on transparency of learning, design, processes and practices as institutions work to convey information of student learning in a clear and coherent manner to different audience(s). Register.

We hope to see you and hear from you throughout these webinars as we support one another in our virtual community.

    
 
 
 
 
 
 

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