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02/09/2016

George Mason University Assessment position

Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment The George Mason University School of Business invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment. This is a full-time administrative faculty position with full benefits. Responsibilities: The Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment is responsible for overseeing the continuing Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation efforts in the School of Business. This includes the management of assessment and assurance of learning processes under the guidance of the Associate Deans of Graduate and Undergraduate programs. For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA68Dz at http://jobs.gmu.edu by February 29, 2016; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references.
02/08/2016

Longwood University Assessment Conference

What matters for student success? There is no one answer. Thus, institutions continue to search out effective practices to increase the odds for students to be successful during and beyond their post-secondary preparation. Beginning February 8, 2016, join Longwood faculty and staff at http://blogs.longwood.edu/assessconference2016/ as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Joan Neff welcomes participants to Longwood’s Virtual Assessment Conference. From the comfort of your home or office and at a time convenient to you, you can view digital video recordings of Longwood faculty and staff’s experiences in research, best practice and planning of assessment. How might the presenters’ work be pertinent, transferable or used for further student success investigations and improvement? During the first week of the conference, Presenters will be available via the “Leave a Reply” on each presentation page to converse with you from February 8-12, 2016. The conference site with links to the recorded sessions and materials will remain open to the public for future reference.
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2015 Annual Conference Knowing our Worth, Showing our Worth: Demonstrating Quality & Value Through Assessment

Featuring Charlie Blaich and Kathy Wise from the Center of Inquiry and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) at Wabash College

The 2015 conference focuses on:

  • Sharing effective practices that communicate assessment results to various stakeholders, including faculty, campus leaders, parents, policy makers, and students themselves;

  • Highlighting 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.

With an evening poster session and reception, a full day of traditional concurrent sessions and a final day of Pecha Kucha presentations, the conference promises to be engaging and dynamic. As always, the tone and tenor of the event will be collegial, as colleagues from within and beyond the Commonwealth of Virginia network, share, and collaborate.

Thank you to our 2016 Conference Sponsors:

The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER)

Taskstream

Campus Labs

Madison Assessment

The Center for Assessment & Research Studies - JMU

Centrieva

Registration

Registration is now open. Please click HERE to register for the VAG Conference, and HERE for the VRAS meeting.
The pricing structure includes new options this year to save money by enrolling in all events, or choosing to pay for the portion of the meeting that best suits your needs.
  • VRAS – $99, continental breakfast provided, a full day of sessions
  • Single Full Day Attendance on Thursday: $175 before October 15th; $225 after October 15th
  • VAG Full conference (Wed. evening through Fri afternoon) - $225 before October 15th; $275 after October 15th.

Accomodations

The 2015 Annual Conference of the Virginia Assessment Group  will be held at the Crowne Plaza, Richmond.  Located in Richmond's downtown district, the hotel is convenient to award-winning restaurants and local area attractions. You can reserve a room by using this LINK or by calling the hotel and mentioning you are attending the Virginia Assessment Group conference (804) 788-0900.

Driving Directions

Crowne Plaza Richmond 555 East Canal Street Richmond, VA 23219 Hotel Directions Crowne_Plaza_map

Conference Overview

Wednesday, November 18th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
VRAS meeting
Wednesday, November 18th, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Opening VAG Reception
Poster Session
Networking
Thursday, November 19th, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Opening Keynote: Charlie Blaich & Kathy Wise
VAG Annual Business Meeting
Concurrent Sessions
Friday, November 20th, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pecha Kucha Sessions
  Closing Keynote: Peter Doolittle (CIDER/VPI) & Keston Fulcher (JMU)