About the Institute
The Assessment Institute, hosted by IUPUI and usually held in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the oldest and largest higher education event in the United States focused on assessment and improvement. It is designed to provide opportunities for:
- individuals and campus teams new to higher education assessment and improvement to acquire fundamental knowledge about the field;
- individuals who have worked as leaders in assessment and improvement to share and extend their knowledge and skills; and
- those interested in assessment and improvement at any level or in any collegiate context 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 60-minute sessions provide a more in-depth perspective on specific topics. In addition, the 30-minute concurrent sessions will present details about instruments or techniques.
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, diversity, equity, & inclusion, faculty development, global learning, graduate education, HIPs in the States (high-impact practices, including ePortfolios), learning improvement, NILOA, STEM education, student affairs programs and services, and student partnership and engagement in assessment 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. Maximize the benefit of the Institute for your institution by registering a campus team.
What to Expect at the Institute
- Pre-Institute Workshops - Pre-Institute workshops, offered on Sunday, are optional and complimentary.
- Track Keynotes and Related Workshops - Track keynote sessions, offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, will feature leaders in assessment of Community Engagement, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Faculty Development, Global Learning, Graduate Education, HIPs in the States (High-Impact Practices, including ePortfolios), Learning Improvement, NILOA, STEM Education, Student Affairs Programs and Services and Student Partnership and Engagement in Assessment.
- Concurrent Sessions - Concurrent 60- and 30-minute interactive sessions, offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, will provide access to experts in all the tracks listed above plus topics on Accreditation, Assessment in Online Courses and Programs, Assessment Methods, Community Colleges, Competency-Based Education and Assessment, Emerging Trends in Assessment, General Education, Institution-Wide Data Collection/Use, Leadership for Assessment, Major Fields, and Use of Technologies in Assessment.