Assessment Workshop Series Now Open for Registration

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Are you looking to learn more about how to utilize assessment data to help make decisions in your unit?

The Office of Assessment is pleased to invite DASA faculty and staff to register for fall workshops in the 2019-2020 Assessment Workshop Series. These professional development opportunities provide participants with a strong foundation in assessment methods and best practices that can be used to help any unit in its assessment process. Click on a fall workshop below to learn more and register.

Assessment 101

This session is for DASA faculty and staff who wish to know more about assessment in general. We will be providing an overview of the assessment process as well as specifically talking about outcomes and selecting measures. The workshop will be held on September 12. 

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Data Management for Assessment

As you collect assessment data, it is important to think about how you will manage it! This workshop covers basic principles of data management including best practices in handling data (naming, cleaning, manipulating, storing, documentation). Participants will gain hands-on experience working to practice cleaning data and learn tips in Excel and statistical software packages for manipulating data for improved efficiency. This workshop will be held on September 27.

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Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Assessment

This session is for DASA faculty and staff who want to learn (or brush up on) basic quantitative analysis skills for analyzing assessment data. After attending this workshop: 

  • Participants will be able to select appropriate quantitative analyses for their assessments using basic descriptive statistics
  • Participants will be able to calculate frequencies, means, and create crosstabs using SPSS for their assessment reports
  • Participants will be able to interpret the output of basic descriptive statistics for their assessment reports
  • Participants will be able to create charts and graphs to display basic descriptive statistics using SPSS for their assessment reports

The workshop will be held on October 4. 

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Curriculum Mapping for Assessment (Also for DUPs)

This session is for faculty and staff responsible for the assessment of a program or unit. Participants will learn the concept of curriculum mapping for assessment and utilize the session time to begin mapping the outcomes of their unit or program to the courses and activities therein. By mapping where concepts are being introduced, reinforced and mastered, program leaders are able to identify the most appropriate student learning data for each outcome. The workshop will be held on October 17.

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Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Assessment: Basics of Coding

This session is for faculty and staff in DASA who are interested in learning more about coding qualitative assessment data. In this workshop we will discuss basic principles of qualitative coding methods, and practice applying methods to assessment data in hands-on activity. The workshop will be held on November 1.

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Learn More and Provide Input

Please contact Jordan Luzader (jdluzade@ncsu.edu) in the Office of Assessment with any questions. If you would like to provide input for topics of future workshops, please let us know with this form.

For more information: go.ncsu.edu/assessment_workshops