About the Institute
The Assessment Institute in Indianapolis is the nation’s oldest and largest event focused exclusively on outcomes assessment in higher education and is designed to provide opportunities for:
- individuals and campus teams new to outcomes assessment to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field
- individuals who have worked as leaders in outcomes assessment to share and extend their knowledge and skills
- those interested in outcomes assessment at any level to establish networks that serve as sources of support and expertise beyond the dates of the Institute
How to plan your Institute experience
The Institute is designed to introduce you to good practice and innovations in assessment that you can use in your own setting. Plenary events are presented by national assessment leaders. Concurrent sessions provide a more in-depth perspective on specific topics. A poster session will present details about instruments or techniques. In addition, make some time for networking and enjoying the city of Indianapolis!
What you´ll learn at the Institute
You will learn about new techniques and proven approaches in a variety of outcomes assessment areas, including general education and major fields, as well as community engagement, ePortfolios, faculty development, global learning, graduate education, high impact practices, learning improvement and innovation, NILOA, STEM education, and student affairs programs and services, each of which has its own track throughout the schedule. Several sessions are designed for beginners and others are for the more experienced practitioner.
Who should attend the Assessment Institute
Faculty, student affairs professionals, and administrators who have an interest in or responsibility for assessment should attend. Maximize the benefit of the Institute for your institution by bringing a campus team.
What to Expect at the Institute
- Pre-Institute Workshops - Pre-Institute workshops are optional, in-depth sessions offered on Sunday, October 21, for an additional fee.
- Track Keynotes and Related Workshops - Track keynote sessions feature leaders in assessment of Community Engagement, ePortfolios, Faculty Development, Global Learning, Graduate Education, High Impact Practices, Learning Improvement and Innovation, NILOA, STEM Education, and Student Affairs Programs and Services.
- Concurrent Sessions - Concurrent interactive sessions will provide access to experts in all the tracks listed above plus topics on Accreditation, Assessment in General Education, Assessment in All Major Fields, Assessment Methods, Assessment in Community Colleges, Assessment in Online Courses and Programs, Competency-Based Education and Assessment, Emerging Trends in Assessment, Institution-Wide Data Collection/Use, Leadership for Assessment, and Use of Technologies in Assessment.
- Poster Session - Assessment methods, practices, and findings shared best in a visual format with one-on-one discussion are presented during the poster session on Monday, October 22.