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Virginia Assessment Group Announces a New Look

Virginia Assesment Group is making changes-changes in the assessment movement to the wider world. The dramatic shifts in today’s assessment demanded that VAG take an in-depth look at our strategic communications and how effectively our voice is in the assessment community. We examined our core values and the impact VAG hopes to make in the world. We engaged in a top-notch branding agency to help us sythesize this information and explore ways to tell our story with more clarity and effectiveness. Our new logo, for many, will be the first introduction to who we are and will be implemented across all VAG communication channels over the next few months. It is the first innovation among many that VAG plans to implement to better tell our story.
Annual Conference
Assessment & Its Audience:
Sharing our Stories with Stakeholders
Featuring Inside Higher Ed Founder Scott Jaschik and the  Director of the University of Georgia Center for Teaching & Learning, Edward Watson
  The 2014 Conference, Assessment and Its Audiences: Sharing our Stories with Stakeholders will focus on:
  • Identifying best practices communicating with multiple assessment stakeholders, from faculty and campus leaders, to parents, policy makers, and the students themselves,
  • Research-based practices for getting usable data into the hands of those who need it, and
  • Promoting the dissemination of assessment results in both the popular and scholarly press.


Registration Opens September 8, 2014
Early Bird Registration
Conference Registration
Student Registration
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration (space limited)
Early Registration is not available after October 30, 2014.


The 2014 Annual Conference of the Virginia Assessment Group  will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott.  Located in Norfolk's revitalized waterfront historic district, the hotel is convenient to award-winning restaurants and local area attractions.
The conference room rate is $89 per night. Please make your room reservations before Wednesday, October 22, 2014, to be guaranteed this rate. Reservations should be made by contacting Marriott directly at (800) 228-9290 or (757) 627-4200.

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Conference Overview

Wednesday, November 12th, 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshops
Assessing General Education
Assessing the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)
LEAP, VALUE, HIPs, and YOU: A Primer on AAC&U, VAG, and the LEAP States Initiative
Wednesday, November 12th, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Opening Reception
Poster Session
Thursday, November 13th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening Keynote: Scott Jaschik
VAG Annual Business Meeting
Concurrent Sessions
Friday, November 15th, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pecha Kucha Sessions
Message from the President
Closing Keynote: C. Edward "Eddie" Watson