Assessment in Higher Education: Enhancing Institutional Excellence through Innovations

Mar. 21, 2024

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Assessment in Higher Education:

Enhancing Institutional Excellence through Innovations

University of Florida 6th Annual Assessment Conference

Virtual - March 21, 2024

Submissions due December 1st, 2023

All institutions of higher education seek to improve student learning and the student experience, and to enhance program and institutional excellence. Data and information collected through assessment is a primary source of information used for institutional improvement at every level – from academic programs to institution-wide initiatives. This conference brings together faculty, staff, administrators, and assessment professionals to share current assessment research and practices that enhance excellence in higher education.

Institutions of higher education are diverse in many ways; they serve different missions, student populations, and vary in comprehensiveness and numbers of programs. Institutional, departmental, and programmatic contexts, in addition to emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, influence the selection, development, implementation of assessment processes, and the analysis and use of assessment results.

This conference brings together faculty, staff, administrators, and assessment professionals to share innovative assessment research and practices that enhance excellence in higher education.

 

Our conference presentations focus on:

  • Methodologies.
    • What assessment methods and practices are most successful for the assessment of student achievement and skill across various programs?
  • Effectiveness.
    • What assessment methods and practices are most effective, considering students unique characteristics?
  • Data analysis and use.
    • In what ways are assessment data analyzed to yield meaningful information in different institutional contexts and disciplines?
    • In what ways are higher education professionals using assessment data effectively to improve teaching, learning and the student experience?
  • Evaluation.
    • What forms, tools, or processes are used to assess and/or evaluate program and institutional excellence?
    • How AI has transformed assessment at various levels (Student learning, program, institutional)? 
  • Validity, reliability, equity, and fairness.
    • In what ways are validity, reliability, equity, and fairness addressed in higher education assessment practices and processes?
  • Ethical obligations.
    • How do higher education professionals ensure that the ethical obligations of assessment (integrity, honesty, confidentiality/privacy, objectivity, and fairness) are met? 
  • Unintended consequences.
    • What unforeseen and unplanned outcomes of assessment and evaluation have been observed?
    • How are these identified and managed?

Conference contact:

Maria Cristina Leite, Ed.D.

Director of Institutional Assessment

Email: assessment@aa.ufl.edu

Phone: 352-392-2478

Submission Instructions

Proposal Due Date: December 1st, 2023

The Office of Institutional Assessment and the Academic Assessment Committee are pleased to announce the call for proposals for UF’s 6th Annual Assessment Conference. The conference, Assessment in Higher Education: Enhancing Institutional Excellence through Innovations will be held virtually on Thursday, March 21, 2024.

The proposal deadline is December 1st, 2023. To read about the conference registration and proposal submission procedures, see the Assessment Conference website. Registration is free to all UF faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Presentations and materials from previous conferences are available on the Institutional Assessment Faculty Resource webpage.