An introduction to the fundamentals of student learning outcomes assessment for newcomers to the field, as well as the basic philosophy of values-centered assessment, including the reasons for assessment, its role in higher education, and how to use it to improve curriculum & pedagogy. The primary focus will be role of values and mission in all assessment work, including the importance of centering diversity, equity and inclusion in the design, implementation, analysis, and usage of our assessment.
Dr. Joel Bloom currently serves as Director of Assessment at Hunter College. His professional experience in higher education assessment, accreditation and institutional research includes positions with Long Island University and SUNY Albany. Bloom received his Bachelor’s and MPA degrees from Columbia University and his Ph.D. (Political Science) from the University of Michigan.
Analyzing open-ended comments from online course reviews can be a daunting task. In this session, you will learn how topic modeling, a powerful natural language processing (NLP) technique for automatically identifying topics in text can be used to quickly group 100K online course reviews into meaningful themes.
Dereck Norville-Bowie, Associate Director of Institutional Research and Assessment, Hostos Community College
Hostos Community College realized that its AES periodic assessment process was administratively-driven and lacked opportunity for meaningful assessment through reflection; so Hostos underwent a journey to redesign it to be more reflective, engaging, and useful for AES units. Participants will learn about the inquiry-based process used to do this, understand key features of the new process, and engage in an activity to help reimagine an assessment process on their own campus.
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