Assessment Institute

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21st Annual Assessment Institute

Raleigh (Cary), North Carolina

Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle

January 31 - February 2, 2024

What to Expect:

Assessment of academic advising is essential for a successful and effective academic advising program on any campus. This working institute will be an intensive two and a half days focused on the components of a successful assessment program as well as specific strategies and tools for developing and implementing assessment programs on your campus.


Why You Should Attend:

  • Develop a vision for advising on your campus
  • Understand national resources that offer student feedback & information about advising
  • Learn how to identify resources & allies in the areas of institutional Research & Institutional Planning
  • Learn to connect your plan to the institutional strategic planning process
  • Learn how to communicate this information to campus colleagues to generate collaboration & understanding
  • Use benchmarking to document the success of your plan

2024 Tentative Schedule

Session Abstracts and Outcomes

Assessment Institute

January 30 - Feb. 2, 2024

Tuesday Jan. 30
Wednesday Jan. 31
Thursday Feb. 1
Friday Feb. 2
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Registration is open
7:30 PM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast is provided at the Hotel's Breakfast buffet in the hotel atrium.

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, Breakfast vouchers will be provided to you.

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome & Plenary 1: Assessment - Creating a Culture of Success
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Faculty Chat
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Beverage Break
NACADA name badge is required
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Group Sessions

Choose from the following options:

  • Assessment Cycle
  • Vision Mission & Goals
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Advisor Outcomes
  • Process Delivery Outcomes
  • Mapping - The GPS of Advising
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
NACADA name badge is required
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
  • The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Focus Groups
  • Assessing the Impact of an Inclusive Advising Culture
  • Collecting Data
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Topic Group Sessions

Choose from the following options:

  • Vision Mission & Goals
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Advisor Outcomes
  • Process Delivery Outcomes
  • Mapping - The GPS of Advising
  • Exploring and Developing Measures for Assessment and Interpretation of Data
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Beverage Break
NACADA name badge is required
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Concurent Sessions
  • Creating an Advising Syllabus
  • Socially Just Assessment
  • Process Delivery Outcomes.Process Measures
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Topic Group Sessions

Choose from the following options:

  • Vision Mission & Goals
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Advisor Outcomes
  • Process Delivery Outcomes
  • Mapping - The GPS of Advising
  • Exploring and Developing Measures for Assessment and Interpretation of Data
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Networking Reception

The Networking Reception will take place at the Hotel's nightly reception in an area designated for NACADA attendees.

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, a Reception voucher will be provided to you.

NACADA name badge is required
8:30 AM - 3:00 AM
Registration is open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast is provided at the Hotel's Breakfast buffet in the hotel atrium.

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, Breakfast vouchers will be provided to you.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary 2: Assessment - Part of Your Daily Life
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Faculty Chat
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Beverage Break
NACADA name badge is required
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Topic Group Sessions

Choose from the following options:

  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Advisor Outcomes
  • Process Delivery Outcomes
  • Mapping - The GPS of Advising
  • Exploring and Developing Measures for Assessment and Interpretation of Data
  • Implementing and Sustaining
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
NACADA name badge is required
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Topic Group Sessions - Focused Independent Work Time

Join your assigned faculty leader  or work on your own to hone your Action Plan:

  • Adams
  • Bowerman
  • Bowlus/Byington
  • Carmel-Etienne/Norris
  • Doyle
  • Higgins
  • Kraft-Terry
  • Vance
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions
  • Using an Advising Model in Assessment: Taking an Appreciative Approach
  • Improvement Sciences
  • Visualizing and Summarizing the Data You Collected and Analyzed
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Beverage Break
NACADA name badge required
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Topic Group Sessions

Choose from the following options:

  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Advisor Outcomes
  • Process Delivery Outcomes
  • Mapping - The GPS of Advising
  • Exploring and Developing Measures for Assessment and Interpretation of Data
  • Implementing and Sustaining
4:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Faculty Chat
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration is open
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast

Breakfast is provided at the Hotel's Breakfast buffet in the hotel atrium.

For those attending the Institute but not staying at the hotel, Breakfast vouchers will be provided to you.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Plenary 3 - OK Now What?
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Independent Work Time - Develop You Action Plan

Use this time to work on your Action Plan - you can consult with your faculty in their assigned rooms:

  • Adams
  • Bowerman
  • Bowlus/Byington
  • Carmel-Etienne/Norris
  • Doyle
  • Higgins
  • Kraft-Terry
  • Vance
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Beverage Break
NACADA name badge required
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Faculty Chat - Creating Your Action Plan

Join your assigned faculty leader to work on your Action Plan:

  • Adams
  • Bowerman
  • Bowlus/Byington
  • Carmel-Etienne/Norris
  • Doyle
  • Higgins
  • Kraft-Terry
  • Vance

2024 Assessment Institute Faculty

View Faculty Bios
  • Tomarra Adams
    Tomarra Adams Faculty Bellarmine University
  • Brian Bowerman
    Brian Bowerman Faculty University of Southern Indiana
  • Angela Bowlus
    Angela Bowlus Faculty Metropolitan State University
  • Scott Byington
    Scott Byington Faculty Central Carolina Community College
  • Mary Carmel Etienne
    Mary Carmel Etienne Faculty LaSalle University
  • Dan Chandler
    Dan Chandler Institute Faculty Brigham Young University
  • Heather Doyle
    Heather Doyle Faculty Dalhousie University
  • Beth Higgins
    Beth Higgins Faculty University of Southern Maine
  • Benjamin Norris
    Benjamin Norris Faculty Frostburg State University
  • Isaiah Vance
    Isaiah Vance Faculty, Chair Texas A&M University
  • Jennifer Rush
    Jennifer Rush Assistant Director - Institutes NACADA Contact with questions
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