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Outcomes-Based Assessment of Teaching & Learning Centers

Outcomes-Based Assessment of Teaching & Learning Centers

This seminar gives you a reliable framework for measuring tangible outcomes for your teaching and learning center and communicating these outcomes clearly to others.

Communicate your center’s value with outcomes-based assessments

As professionals in higher education, we know whether our programs are successful. We also know how valuable our programs are to our universities, our students, and our communities.

However, the decision makers at your university, the ones holding the purse strings, often do not know exactly how essential your program is to your students and to the value of your university.

This confusion is not the result of callousness or a lack of interest in your accomplishments. You just need to learn how to speak their language.

Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers shows you how to communicate with your budget leaders by using outcomes-based assessments (as opposed to outputs-based assessments).

This outcomes-focused model will not only help you accurately track the strength of your programs, but it will also allow you to speak easily, with tangible examples, the value you provide to your community of learning.

Academic support centers rarely operate under financial models that allow them to prove that they are cost-effective. It is therefore important that support centers be able to measure and communicate the value of what they do, particularly in today’s budget climate.

Order this seminar today to ensure that your teaching and learning center stays intact despite an ever tightening budget year.


Topics

Topics Covered

In today’s era of constant change and increasingly strict higher education budgets, it is no longer enough to run high-quality, successful programs, centers and academic institutions; you must be able to effectively communicate the value of these successful programs in coherent terms with empirical outcomes.

With this in mind, outcomes-based assessments are more than just a useful tool to have in your toolbox. The future of your faculty development and academic centers may depend on it.

Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers gives you a reliable framework for measuring tangible outcomes for your center and communicating these outcomes clearly to others.

By participating in this seminar you will gain a solid understanding of what outcomes-based assessment is, and a framework for developing and measuring outcomes that is applicable to any center in any institution.

Explore examples of this framework in practice and investigate resources for further study.

After attending this interactive presentation, you will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of basing assessment on outcomes rather than outputs
  • Critically evaluate the strengths and weakness of different types of data
  • Leverage outcomes-based data to communicate the effectiveness and value of your faculty development centers
  • Design and evaluate outcomes-based objectives

Takeaways
This seminar is designed to help program leaders learn how to effectively use outcomes-based assessment as a reliable framework for measuring and communicating the benefits of any educational center or institution.


Intended Audience

Outcomes-Based Assessment for Teaching & Learning Centers is aimed at a general audience that is typically new to outcomes-based assessments. This online seminar would be particularly useful for:

  • Deans
  • Provosts
  • Program directors
  • Program coordinators
  • Academic support professionals (those employed in writing centers, academic advising, career planning, service learning centers, centers for undergraduate research, etc.)
  • All involved with the administration of faculty development programs

Also, if your institution is currently undergoing budget cuts, attending this course may be not only useful, but imperative.


Included

Included with your order:

  • Recorded seminar CD with handouts
  • Complete transcript
  • Supplemental materials (see example on the right)
  • Facilitator's guide
  • Critical reflection worksheet
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Free shipping within the U.S. and Canada

All Magna Online Seminars combine high-quality content with low cost. The fee is a modest $349. You won't find a better professional development value!


Presenter

Bruce Kelley, Ph.D. Bruce Kelley, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, University of South Dakota

Bruce Kelley, Ph.D., is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of South Dakota and Professor of Music in the College of Fine Arts.

His research has been centered on pedagogy in higher education, as well as on music of the American Civil War. He is the author of two books and numerous publications.

He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Nebraska Wesleyan University, and received a certificate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Management Development Program.

Product Code: PR14OA | Recorded: 10/21/14

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