Virginia Assessment Group

Latest News


Registration for the 2014 conference is open, still accepting proposals!

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2014 Annual Conference of the Virginia Assessment Group is now open!  We are exceedingly proud that we have been able to maintain a very low registration fee - $199 early bird till October 30th. In fact, we have not raised the registration rate the past 4 years, despite increased costs associated with the event. (Comparable assessment conferences are often priced in the $275-400 range).  Click HERE to use our secure Constant Contact site to register.  Also, there is still time to submit a proposal for inclusion on the program - we would love to showcase the work of ALL of our members, and have included some "special tracks" to appeal to our colleagues at community colleges and those dedicated to general education assessment in addition to our traditional work in outcomes assessment, quality improvement, and accountability.  Please scroll down to see the online submission form, and as always, do not hesitate to contact us with your questions!

Call for Proposals for 2014 is open, with new online submission process!

Please consider submitting a proposal for a poster, pecha kucha, or traditional concurrent session at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Virginia Assessment Group. We hope you like the new, streamlined submission process that is part of our new web design. Scroll down to submit your proposal by October 13th.  We will see you in Norfolk in November!
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 for 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.
With pre-conference workshops, an evening poster session and reception, and new concurrent sessions that include 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.


Registration is now open!  Please proceed to the Virginia Assessment Group Constant Contact Page to register:
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.

Driving Directions

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 14th, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pecha Kucha Sessions
Message from the President
Closing Keynote: C. Edward "Eddie" Watson