Below is a list of methods for coordinating professional development programs on campus. While there are many options, it is important to choose a method that is appropriate to your specific culture.

Suggestions for Professional Development

Sign up for webinars at http://www.campuslabs.com/support/training/

 

Choose a Professional Development Strategy

Choose a method to deliver professional development programs around assessment. Some ideas include:

  • Reserve room for group participation in SV webinar
  • Add a 30-minute debrief/discussion period
  • Publicize SV webinars for individual participation
  • Request transcripts from SV
  • Develop a curriculum or certificate program
  • Provide supplemental training opportunities on campus
  • Use professional competency frameworks such as the ASK Standard or NASPA Assessment Frameworks
  • Conduct a full day or half day retreat
  • Offer an Assessment Bootcamp once a year
  • Make attending assessment related sessions part of the requirements for professional development funding for professional conferences

 

Determine which Webinars Fit Your Needs

Below are some topic areas that may assist you in determining which webinars fit your professional development needs:

 

How to use Baseline tools

  • Into to Baseline: Assessment Fundamentals (this would be the new users training we would do for everyone at the beginning, as people join in later they can take the webinar or we can offer a custom for you once a semester)
  • How to Use the Baseline Reporting Tools

 

Basic assessment skills

  • Writing effective learning outcomes
  • Designing an Assessment Project: From Start to Finish
  • Survey Design and Questionnaire Writing Guidelines
  • Survey Administration
  • Rubrics 101: A Tool to Assess Learning
  • Basic Statistics & Quantitative Analysis I
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Reporting Assessment Results

 

Big- Picture Assessment Planning and Use

  • Getting Staff Buy-in by Developing a Culture of Assessment
  • How to Develop and Use a Learning Outcomes Framework
  • Developing an Assessment Plan for your Department or Division
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Sharing Assessment Results
  • Annual Reporting
  • Models of Building Staff Capacity for Assessment Practice

 

Building assessment skills in methods

  • Designing an Assessment Project: From Start to Finish
  • Survey Design and Questionnaire Writing Guidelines
  • Survey Administration
  • Addressing Survey Fatigue: Response Rates, Sampling, and Other Things to Consider
  • Adding Focus Groups to Your Assessment Plan
  • Rubrics 101: A Tool to Assess Learning
  • Strategies for Developing a Rubric Instrument
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • An Overview of the NASPA Assessment & Knowledge Consortium
  • Consortium Benchmarking Report Capabilities
  • Utilizing Operational Benchmarking Data to Improve Programs and Resources

 

More advanced data analysis

  • Basic Statistics & Quantitative Analysis I
  • Basic Statistics & Quantitative Analysis II
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Organizing and Analyzing Benchmarking Data
  • Utilizing Operational Benchmarking Data to Improve Programs and Resources
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