Assessment Update Call for Contributions for a Special Edition Related to COVID-19
Special Edition on Adapting Assessment Methods to Rapidly Changing Circumstances Planned for Publication in November/December 2020 (Volume 32, Number 6)
Many college and university leaders, faculty, staff, community partners, students, and other individuals have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States and around the globe. Alongside our colleagues, we have worked tirelessly and quickly to address and meet the needs of stakeholders, including transitioning learning environments for online or remote access. Moreover, we have endeavored to assure, to the extent possible, high-quality instruction continues in light of rapidly changing, stressful, and challenging circumstances. In some cases, we have had to rethink our approaches to teaching and learning, including how we provide meaningful, authentic, and flexible ways for students to demonstrate competence and proficiency in achieving learning outcomes—all while continuing to provide holistic support for students.
Assessment Update will devote its November/December 2020 issue (Volume 32, Number 6) as a special edition focusing on Adapting Assessment Methods to Rapidly Changing Circumstances. We invite articles of 1,200-1,500 words showcasing how faculty, staff, student affairs colleagues, assessment professionals, educational developers, and others have (re)designed and implemented assessment methods in response to COVID-19. Because space constraints may not permit the publication of all submissions, articles not appearing in Assessment Update will be featured in a special section of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis website accompanying the publication of this special edition.
In order to meet the publication schedule, articles must be received by Monday, August 31, 2020. We are providing this Call for Contributions now so colleagues who are in the process of adapting and implementing assessment methods in response to COVID-19 are able to plan for how they will capture data/information to inform the development of their submissions.
Please email articles as a Word document to email@example.com. When I may provide additional information or answer questions you may have concerning this special edition of Assessment Update, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-274-2876. I ask you to please share this announcement broadly with colleagues whom you feel would be interested in contributing. Thank you.
Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Improvement
Professor of Organizational Leadership
Chair, Assessment Institute in Indianapolis
Executive Editor, Assessment Update