Announcements


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

December Meeting

posted Nov 21, 2017, 1:46 PM by Yanelet Delgado

Greetings CAAG Members,

Please join us for the December 7th meeting of the Chicago Area Assessment Group. This is our end of the year celebration and networking meeting. We will be reviewing our survey results and setting our topics and locations for next year.  If you would like to be a future host, please let us know. 

For Fun:  We are having a gift exchange. Rules: All gifts must be $5 or less or a re-gift. They can be funny or not, it’s up to you.  

Location: University of Illinois – Chicago

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

Conference Room A – First Floor

 

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


Next Steps:

1.      If you didn’t RSVP yet, let us know you’re coming by clicking here

2.      If you plan to attend virtually click here  

We are looking forward to seeing you at the next CAAG meeting.

October Meeting

posted Sep 1, 2017, 1:27 PM by Yanelet Delgado   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 8:02 AM by Chicago Area Assessment Group ]

Please join us for the October 5th meeting of the Chicago Area Assessment Group. We meet from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on the first Thursday of every other month.  Our next meeting topic will be Assessment Reports.

Join us in a conversation about assessment reports. If you have an assessment report template (or one you like from another institution), please bring it to this meeting to discuss with colleagues information collected annually. 

We will be exploring:

  • Type of information requested
  • Type of data collected
  • Audience(s) for the report
  • Methods for submitting reports

This is going to be an open forum discussion topic.  Bring your questions and best practices to share with the group.

 

Location: Lake Forest Graduate School of Management

1905 W Field Ct, Lake Forest, IL 60045

Hall C

 Parking: 

Ample parking is available on site.  Handicapped parking is located on the west side of the building near the main entrance.

 

Public Transportation:

The Metra UP-North line goes to downtown Lake Forest. The train 319 from Chicago Ogilvie leaves at 8:35am that arrives at LF at 9:35am. For return, train 338 leaves LF at 12:24pm to Chicago Ogilvie at 1:28pm. The campus is not walking distance from train station. Rides will be arranged if there is interest.  Please email Jeanne Kueter at jkueter@lfgsm.edu if you would like to make arrangements.

 

Next Steps:

1.      If you didn’t RSVP yet, let us know you’re coming by clicking here.

2.      If you plan to attend virtually click here.  

August Meeting

posted Jul 25, 2017, 7:24 AM by Yanelet Delgado   [ updated Jul 25, 2017, 7:25 AM ]

Please join us for the August 3rd meeting of the Chicago Area Assessment Group. We meet from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the first Thursday of every other month.  Our next meeting topic will be Program Review which is an essential element for continuous improvement at an institution of higher education.  We will discuss best practices and processes.

Location: Aurora University

Our August 3rd the CAAG meeting will take place at Aurora University located a 347 S. Gladstone Avenue - Aurora, Illinois. We will be meeting in STEM 109 (Homer Easley Room)      

Room 19 on this map: http://alumni.aurora.edu/s/1512/images/editor_documents/arts-and-ideas/au-campus-map.pdf?no_cookie=1

Next Steps:

1.      If you didn’t RSVP yet, let us know you’re coming by clicking here.

2.      If you plan to attend virtually click here.

  

We are looking forward to seeing you at the next CAAG meeting.

June Meeting

posted May 30, 2017, 12:27 PM by Keith Werosh

Please join us for the June 1st meeting of the Chicago Area Assessment Group. We meet from 10:00am to 12:00pm on the first Thursday of every other month.  Our next meeting topic will be Institutional Assessment Culture.

Institutional Assessment Culture

Our meeting will focus on assessment culture—what it is, what it looks like on campus, current trends and research implications. We will be joined remotely by Dr. Matthew Fuller, Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership and assessment culture researcher at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. Most notably, since 2010, Dr. Fuller is the creator and principal investigator for the Survey of Assessment Culture which has initiated a national dialogue on the positive influence of institutional culture of assessment as a concept, what it looks like, why it exists and how it changes. Dr. Fuller will engage meeting attendees with updates on his research, how assessment culture constructs can be applied to different institutions and answer questions.

Location: Harold Washington College, Room 102

Our June 1st CAAG meeting will take place at Harold Washington College located at 30 S Lake St (State & Wabash) in Chicago’s Loop. Click here for CTA and car directions as well as parking suggestions. Discount parking is available with validated parking ticket at the following Interpark Garages:

·         20 E Randolph (across from Macy’s)

·         60 E Lake St (between Wabash & Michigan)

·         181 N Dearborn (Dearborn & Lake St)

Next Steps:

1.      If you didn’t RSVP yet, let us know you’re coming by clicking here.

2.      If you plan to attend virtually, click here to join the Zoom meeting on 6/1 at 10am

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