Welcome to the 2020 Assessment Institute
Welcome to the 2020 Assessment Institute hosted by IUPUI and held virtually Sunday, October 25, 2020, through Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This year, we have more than 10,000 registered attendees joining us from all fifty states and more than 40 countries. Presenters in our 250+ unique educational offerings are ready to deliver for you dynamic, informative presentations. Thank you for joining us! Below are important reminders and details concerning this year’s event.
Everything is included in your registration, we are recording all sessions, and the Final Program Book is available to review:
We are offering and recording all of our sessions via the Zoom Webinar platform, so rest assured you will not miss anything. Your complimentary registration grants you access to everything, including our Sunday Pre-Institute Workshops and our Plenary and Track Keynote Presentations. The Final Program Book is now available for you to review, including session times, titles, presenter names and affiliations, and descriptions. Important note: Zoom Webinar Attendee links are now included for each session (presenters/moderators have already received their role-specific unique links).
Join us on Sunday, October 25, 2020, for the Assessment Institute Welcome Session:
We kick off this year’s Institute with thanks to all of our presenters for their excellent contributions and honor Pat Hutchings, the recipient of the 2020 Trudy W. Banta Lifetime Achievement in Assessment Award. More details can be found in the App schedule and in the online Final Program Book.
Join us on Sunday, October 25, 2020, for one of our Special Interest Group Sessions:
These informal sessions, open to everyone, feature leaders in these tracks: community engagement; diversity, equity, & inclusion; faculty development; global learning; graduate education; HIPs in the States; learning improvement; NILOA; STEM education; student affairs programs and services; and a session for General Institute Orientation. More details can be found in the App schedule and in the online Final Program Book.
2020 Assessment Institute Schedule App:
Participants can find the full program schedule on the Assessment Institute App. Important Note: all times listed in the App are Eastern; therefore, please plan accordingly for your individual location. To download the Institute app to your phone or tablet, search and download the “Attendify” app in either the iTunes or Google Play store. Once the app has been downloaded, search for the event “2020 Assessment Institute.” Tap on the event and then “Join” to access the app.
New Podcast, Leading Improvements in Higher Education:
This year, the Assessment Institute launched a new podcast series, Leading Improvements in Higher Education. Podcast episodes profile people, initiatives, institutions, and organizations improving conditions in higher education. Thought leaders engage in discussions about enduring and emerging topics, themes, and trends affecting colleges and universities. IUPUI’s Stephen Hundley, Chair of the Assessment Institute, serves as host.
Watch a Recording of our Bonus Preview Session:
Last Friday, we held a Bonus Preview Session featuring authors contributing to a forthcoming issue of Assessment Update on the theme “Adapting Assessment Approaches in the COVID-19 Era.” If you were unable to join us, please view the recording of this session.
Consider adding Trends in Assessment to your professional library with a 30% discount on books from Stylus Publishing:
Last year, we debuted Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education at the Assessment Institute. Co-edited by Stephen Hundley and Susan Kahn from IUPUI, this book features contributions from more than 40 Assessment Institute thought leaders and would make an excellent accompaniment to the educational sessions on this year’s program. Our publisher, Stylus, is offering a 30% discount through November 30, 2020, to all attendees. Please visit their website and use discount code AI2020 when placing your order.
Many presenters have chosen to provide us with their handouts electronically prior to the Institute. Others plan to send them to us after the event; they will be posted to the Assessment Institute website after November 15, 2020. If you are a presenter and wish to have your electronic handouts posted to our website, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time Zone Converter:
Please use the time zone converter to find the correct session time for your location.
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Assessment Institute Virtual Sponsors:
We would like to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping us defray costs associated with producing this event. Please visit the Zoom virtual sponsor booths, Monday, October 26, 2020, through Wednesday, October 28, 2020, during the Assessment Institute. The sponsors will be will be presenting virtual 60-minute sessions at the Institute—check the Final Program Book for descriptions.