Evidence-Based Learning: Insights and Experiences
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building
Sponsored by: The Office of the Provost (Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness, Drexel Center for Academic Excellence, and the Online Learning Council) and the Office of Information Resources and Technology.
The Office of the Provost and the Office of Information Resources and Technology invite you to attend a one-day conference continuing our discussion of academic assessment at Drexel specifically and higher education generally.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Robert C. Dickeson as our keynote speaker who will address three major aspects of our work with evidence-based learning:
- The continuing need to demonstrate results in our academic programs;
- Eight trends in using metrics in higher education; and
- A new scoring rubric for assessing program effectiveness, efficiency and centrality.
Dr. Dickeson, author of Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services, brings multiple leadership perspectives to the issues confronting higher education today. Dr. Dickeson served as President of the University of Northern Colorado from 1981-91. He served as President and CEO of Noel-Levitz Centers Inc., Division President of USA Enterprises Inc., and Senior Vice President of USA Group Inc., heading the USA Group Foundation. From 2000 to 2005, he was co-founder and Senior Vice President of the Lumina Foundation for Education. Dickeson served as the Director of the Department of Administration and Chair of the Cabinet of Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt; and Chief of Staff, Executive Director of the Office of State Planning and Budget, and Chair of the Cabinet of Colorado Governor Roy Romer. He is an engaging speaker who challenges higher education institutions to prepare to meet the changes ahead.
Conference workshops will address three major themes:
- Fundamentals of Evaluating Student Performance
- Evaluations: What’s In It for Me – And My Students?
- PAR Experiences – Surviving the Process
Presenters will include members of the PAR pilot groups discussing lessons learned from the PAR process just completed this past academic year. Others presenters will help you to integrate the Drexel Student Learning Priorities (DSLP’s) and better assess student learning and performance in all of your courses.
To view the schedule of conference workshops please visit the Conference webpage.
Please join us for what promises to be a great opportunity to meet colleagues, share valuable information, and get the new academic year off to a great start
Registration for the conference is online and currently open.
Given the attendance and popularity of last year’s event, we urge you to register as soon as possible.
We hope you can participate in what promises to be an interesting and valuable day.