Announcements


April 12th College Level Assessments and Common Learning Assessments

posted Apr 4, 2019, 1:03 PM by Yanelet Delgado

Topic and Description:

General Education and College Level Assessment

Moraine Valley Community College has seven faculty Assessment Fellows that are charged with assisting departments in implementing the campuses new General Education system called Common Learning Outcomes. These five new Common Learning Outcomes are aligned with each Program’s Learning Outcomes.

Topics to be discussed include outcome selection, program integration and tool creating. Implementation successes and challenges will also be addressed.

Meeting Information:

Panel Discussion

Date and Time:

Friday, April 12, 2019

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Meeting Location:

Moraine Valley Community College

9000 College Parkway

Palos Hills, IL 60465

Building D Room 116

Directions:

https://www.morainevalley.edu/about/maps-and-directions/

Parking is available on the west side of building D. You don’t need permits, unless you choose the special faculty or administration spots.

Attending Virtually:

If you wish to attend virtually, please join our Zoom meeting at:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android

https://depaul.zoom.us/j/5996432698

 

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

646 876 9923 or 669 900 6833

 

Meeting ID: 599 643 2698

 

RSVP:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5eNkpILPcGydN59cnkDNfAImCWBr8ta3VWbF2qe5-qY180A/viewform

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Rescheduled to March 29th CAAG Online

posted Mar 4, 2019, 8:22 AM by Yanelet Delgado   [ updated Apr 4, 2019, 1:01 PM ]

Greetings CAAG Members,

We are excited to host an online informal CAAG conversation this month.  

Date and Time:

Friday, March 8th

10:00 am to 11:00am

RSVP: 

Please let us know via RSVP on our website: http://www.chicagoassessment.org/meetings 

Topic:

Experienced Based Learning

We are excited to announce that Dr. Patrick Green, Executive Director, Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola will host our CAAG conversation in March.  The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) houses four university-wide programs, including service-learning, academic internships, undergraduate research, and the learning portfolio program.  

 

During 2017 – 2018, Loyola’s Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) developed competencies based on research on the knowledge, skills, aptitudes, and values expected of students engaged in experiential learning practices. As a curriculum development center, the Center for Experiential Learning provides numerous educational development programs, tools, and resources for faculty to enhance their teaching and learning strategies. Competency-based education has been a hot topic in education for the past several years, and has been defined in multiple ways. The most common definitions revolved around performance-based education demonstrating competence in a certain area. Gervais (2016) defines competency-based education as: “an outcome-based approach to education that incorporates modes of instruction delivery and assessment efforts designed to evaluate mastery of learning by students through their demonstration of the knowledge, attitudes, values, skills, and behaviors required for the degree sought” (Gervais, 2016, p.99). Through dialogue, discussion, and idea-sharing, this session will explore the teaching and learning tools that allow faculty to choose the specific competencies that are most relevant to their course or academic program and are related to the experiential learning context. The tools include self-assessment tools for students, as well as learning assessment tools for faculty. Faculty instructors are able to adapt these tools in order to promote these competencies in student learning and further assessment of student learning and development.

Gervais, J. (2016). The operational definition of competency-based education. The Journal of Competency-Based Education, 1(2), 98 – 106. doi:10.1002/cbe2.101

Meeting Location:

Virtual meeting:

ZOOM INFORMATION:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/5996432698

Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

       US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

 

   Meeting ID: 599 643 2698

 

February 22, 2019 Meeting

posted Feb 6, 2019, 8:26 AM by Yanelet Delgado   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 11:17 AM ]

Greetings CAAG Members,

Join us at Robert Morris University to discuss the value of assessment in higher education and best practices of using and sharing data. 

Topic:

The Value of Assessment.  How Do You Use Your Results?

Every other month Chicago Area Assessment professionals meet in-person to discuss assessment topics.  Formats include: Guest lectures, panel, guided, and round tables discussions. An engaging conversation is guaranteed.

 

Date and Time:

Friday, February 22nd

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Meeting Location:

Robert Morris University

401 South State Street

Chicago, IL 60605

Room: 602 which is on the south end of the 6th floor.

Directions: https://robertmorris.edu/visitor-information/

In addition to the parking garage listed on the site, there are at least five more lots/garages 1-2 blocks south on State Street from our campus. For public transportation, we are approximately three blocks east of the LaSalle Street Metra Station. We're also right off the Jackson Red Line stop, and the Harold Washington stop (Brown, Orange, Pink Purple) is right across the street. Blue is close, as well.

Once on campus, the meeting will be hosted in room 602 which is on the south end of the 6th floor.

 

   ZOOM INFORMATION:

  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://depaul.zoom.us/j/5996432698

  Or Telephone:

    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

       US: +1 646 876 9923  or +1 669 900 6833

 

   Meeting ID: 599 643 2698

 

   

   RSVP: 

  https://goo.gl/forms/Cm3eXcmjda2wCwwu1

December 7th Meeting: The Psychology of Learning Assessment

posted Nov 29, 2018, 8:27 AM by Yanelet Delgado   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 8:49 AM ]

Greetings CAAG Members,

We are looking forward to our last meeting of the year!  Join us for a very interesting topic presented by Keith Werosh, Ph.D. and J. Schwartz Ph.D.  In addition, we will have our end of the year gift exchange.  Bring a gift of $10 or less. Join in on the fun!

 Topic:

The Psychology of Learning Assessment

Learning assessment has much to do with relationship building and a bit of persuasion. Join us for a presentation on these connections and how assessment professionals can leverage mind tools to advance learning assessment at your institution.


Meeting Information:

This month’s meeting will be a guided discussion. Best practices will be shared. 

Meeting Date, Time and Location:

Friday, December 7, 2018

 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

University of Illinois-Chicago

Student Services Building (SSB), located at 1200 West Harrison Street.

Academic Center for Excellence, SSB RM 2920– Second Floor

 

RSVP

Please let us know via the Doodle poll at http://www.chicagoassessment.org/meetings

 

Directions:

Public Transportation:

SSB is served by several city bus and rail routes, including the Racine stop of the Blue Line rapid transit line. For CTA route information, call 836-7000 from area codes (312), (708) or (815), or visit the CTA website. The RTA website may also be helpful. TTY users call: (800) 439-2202.

Downtown terminals Northwestern and Union stations are linked to the southbound No. 60 bus on Clinton Avenue. From the Rock Island and Illinois Central terminals, take the southwest bound Blue Line Forest Park  "L" train. You may also walk to campus from the train stations or take the campus shuttle bus. Visit the Metra website for train schedules and system maps.

 

By Car

UIC is just west of the junction of three major expressways: the Eisenhower (I-290), Kennedy (I-90/94 Northwest), and Dan Ryan (I-90/94 Southeast). Several exits provide access to the campus: Ashland, Damen, Halsted, Harrison, Morgan, Racine, Roosevelt and Taylor. From downstate, both I-55 and I-57 feed into northwest bound I-90/94.

 

Parking

Short-Term Meter Parking Lot at the corner of Throop and Congress Parkway (a quarter for each 10 minutes for up to 2 hours maximum)

Harrison Street Parking Structure on Harrison Street just east of the Pavilion ($11.50 flat rate Monday - Friday)

Parking Lot 1B on the Southeast corner of Harrison and Racine.
0 - 1/2 hour - $4.50
1/2 hour - 1 and 1/2 hours - $6.50
1 and 1/2 hours - 2 and 1/2 hours - $8.50
2 and 1/2 hours - 3 and 1/2 hours - $10.00
3 and 1/2 hours - 4 and 1/2 hours - $11.50
4 and 1/2 hours or more - $13.00

 

Attending Virtually:

If you wish to attend virtually, please join our Zoom meeting at:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://luc.zoom.us/j/837317917

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656, 837317917# or +14086380968, 837317917#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

   

Meeting ID: 837 317 917



October 5th Meeting Topic: Assessment Planning and Reporting

posted Sep 19, 2018, 10:42 AM by Yanelet Delgado

Greetings CAAG Members,

We are looking forward to another meeting for assessment professionals.  Last year we met to discuss this same topic at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management on their Lake Forest campus.  Many of the attendees were in the beginning stages of planning and reporting. Join us on their Schaumburg campus this month to see all the progress we have made in a year.


Topic:

Assessment Planning and Reporting

 

Meeting Information:

This month’s meeting will be a guided discussion.  We will have a panel of attendees share current assessment planning and reporting practices.  Bring copies of your assessment plans and reports to share.

 

Time:

10:00 am to noon

 

Meeting Location:

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

1300 Woodfield Road

Schaumburg, IL  60173

Suite 600 (6th Floor)

Classroom 1

 

Directions:

Use this link for a map of the location.

Ample free parking is available in the Woodfield Corners lot.

 

Attending Virtually:

If you wish to attend virtually, please join our Zoom meeting at:

 

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://luc.zoom.us/j/837317917

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656, 837317917# or +14086380968, 837317917#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

   

Meeting ID: 837 317 917

 

RSVP: 

Please let us know via the Doodle poll at http://www.chicagoassessment.org/meetings

 

CAAG Nominations

posted Jul 26, 2018, 7:53 AM by Yanelet Delgado

This summer we will vote to elect the following chairs: Board Chair, Membership, and Professional Development.  We are excited to announce that we will also be adding two new positions, also up for election this summer.  Those positions are the Community College Liaison and the Co-Curricular Liaison.  Please email the name(s) of nominees to Yanelet Delgado (ydelga3@uic.edu).  The call for nominations will close on Friday, July 27th

New Initiative: CAAG Conversations Online May 4th

posted Mar 22, 2018, 12:24 PM by Yanelet Delgado   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 12:33 PM ]

Join Chicago Area Assessment professionals for casual conversations regarding current topics in assessment. This informal webinar format is designed to generate ideas, answer questions, and share best practices from local colleges and universities.  Are you in the process of implementing a new program and have questions? Do you want to see what is working well at other institutions? Do you have a best practice that you would like to share?  If you answered yes, please join us for an informally moderated session.

CAAG conversations occur the 1st Friday of every other month during non-CAAG meeting months (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Please RSVP below or through our "Meetings" page.

Have a topic suggestion or best practice to share? Email: kgorski@waubonsee.edu

Next Meeting Topic:  Implementing General Education or College Level Assessment

 

When: Friday, May 4th, 2018

When: 10:00 am to 11:00 am 

RSVP

Online instructions

2018 Calendar Updates

posted Mar 22, 2018, 12:16 PM by Yanelet Delgado   [ updated Mar 22, 2018, 12:34 PM ]

Hello CAAG members! Our 2018 calendar is now available on our "Meetings" page. Please take a moment to look at our interesting topics and details related to each meeting. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you all in person or virtually. 

April Meeting

posted Mar 12, 2018, 2:40 PM by Yanelet Delgado

We will have a joint meeting with the Chicago Area Association of Institutional Research (CAAIR).  We are in the process of finalizing the plans but want provide you with a save the date.

When: Friday, April 6th, 2018

           9:30 am to 11:30 am
    

Where: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Format: Panel discussion with networking opportunities

February Meeting

posted Feb 2, 2018, 7:44 AM by Yanelet Delgado

Greetings CAAG Members,

Please join us for the February 1st meeting of the Chicago Area Assessment Group. We meet from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the first Thursday of every other month.

The meeting topic is data visualization Triangulation of Data and Methods. Chris Urban from Kansas State University’s Office of Assessment will join us for a video chat. Chris will present on some of the innovations his office is using to make assessment meaningful and approachable for institutional stakeholders. He will also participate in a Q&A. We are working on possibly securing an additional presenter and will also welcome any sharing of your best practices in this area. Come with your questions and share your good work, if you’d like. This is a professional development opportunity you won’t want to miss!

Location: DePaul University- Loop Campus

Room: 11013, DePaul Center (1 E. Jackson Blvd.)

DePaul Center is the building with the Barnes and Noble on the ground floor (right off the Jackson red line stop, close to the Jackson blue line stop, near the Harold Washington Library ).  It's also close to the Millennium Park Metra Station.  DePaul does not have dedicated parking for the Loop campus, so consider using SpotHero for discounted parking.

Chicago elevated trains: Take the blue or red line to the Jackson stop; the brown, orange, pink, or purple line to the Harold Washington library stop; or the green line to the Adams & Wabash stop, then walk to Jackson and State. 

Metra (Union Station): Walk 1 block south on Canal to Jackson Blvd.  From there, you can either take the 26 bus or walk 8 blocks (about half a mile) east on Jackson to Jackson and State.

To join remotely at 10am on 2/1: https://luc.zoom.us/j/837317917

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