Winter Workshops

Winter Workshops

The Division of Student Life Learning Outcomes & Assessment Committee is thrilled to be offering the following 6 workshops as part of our Winter Workshop series.

Please see below for session outlines, as well as targeted competencies.

 

The 6 workshops being offered this semester are part of a series of ten workshops that have been developed to target specific competencies as outlined in the Division of Student Life Assessment Competency Framework which can be found here: http://blogs.studentlife.utoronto.ca/MeasuringUp/2015/10/07/a-divisional-competency-framework-for-assessment/.

We encourage you to use the competency framework as a reflection tool- considering what areas of growth you might have in relation to your role and responsibilities. Workshops have been designed to address the competency framework, so we encourage you to seek out the workshops that will help you grow in the areas that matter most to you.

As this is our first year running the workshops, we are limiting participation to staff within the Division of Student Life. Our hope is that moving forward we are able to  run this series annually and make the workshops available to colleagues from across campus.

 

LOAC 102- Intro to Assessment Tools and Resources

Friday March 18 from 9:30-11:00

Competencies: 1.2

Attendees that participate in this workshop will learn about the various supports, resources and tools available to them as they work through their assessment plans. Participants will get an orientation to Campus Labs-Baseline, EAB and other assessment resources.

 

LOAC 103- Navigating the Assessment Landscape

Friday February 26 from 10:00-11:30

Competencies: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5

Assessment activities can be complicated and it can be challenging to determining how best to effectively and appropriately communicate results. This session will explore the political side of assessment and help participants consider the broader divisional context that will help them plan their assessment activities and how best to communicate results.

 

LOAC 104- What Does My Data Say? (Qualitative)

Wednesday March 2 from 1:00-2:30

Competencies: 1.4, 4.2, 4.4

Participants will learn how to make meaning from the qualitative data they have collected through their assessment activities. The focus of this workshop will be to analyze, interpret and apply qualitative results in order to reflect on the learning activity being assessed.

 

LOAC 105- What Does My Data Say? (Quantitative)

Wednesday February 17 from 10:30-12:00

Competencies: 1.4, 3.9, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

Participants will learn how to make meaning from the quantitative data they have collected through their assessment activities. This includes, but is not limited to service statistics, survey results and  larger data sets (ie benchmarks). Participants will be able to work with simple data sets and understand basic concepts such as reliability and validity.

 

LOAC 110- Telling Your Story

Wednesday February 10 from 10:00-11:30

Competencies 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8

This workshop will help participants come up with a strategy to effectively share and apply assessment results.  The workshop will focus on communication strategies, reporting and various approaches of engaging internal and external stakeholders in the assessment process.

 

 

And- back by popular demand- an encore presentation of:

 

LOAC 101 Intro to the Assessment Cycle

Tuesday March 29 from 10:00-11:30

Competencies: 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.7, 6.4

This workshop will introduce attendees to the fundamentals of the assessment cycle. In addition, participants will learn about the ‘basics’ of assessment including key terms, best practices and some fundamental concepts such as ethical assessment and assessment planning.

 

 

To register- please email Adam at adam.kuhn@utoronto.ca.

 

Thanks!

The Learning Outcomes and Assessment Committee

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