Assessment and Outreach Center Intro
The Assessment Center provides student assessment services and shares Alverno's assessment model with educators and researchers. The center also assists with the assessment of student, program, and institutional outcomes. The office is located in Founders Hall, Room 427.
Students work with the center to complete Credit for Prior Learning assessments in order to earn credits for some introductory courses. Students also complete faculty assessments in the Center if they require accommodations or are unable to complete them during class time.
The center coordinates a required assessment for new students. The center recruits and trains area professionals through Alverno's Volunteer Assessor Program to assist staff and faculty in providing feedback to students during the assessment.
The center works to share Alverno's ability-based curriculum and model for student learning with colleges and schools around the world. The Center does this work by:
- Coordinating and facilitating events that are open to the public and implemented throughout the year. In the past decade, educators have visited from more than 43 countries and 40 of the 50 United States. These events include the Character Conference, Civil Liberties forum, Community Conference, LACCS, and the Summer Assessment Workshop. Recent events are listed below.
- Managing Alverno's publications that focus on topics such as student assessment, teaching in an ability-based curriculum, and student learning outcomes.
- Arranging consultation services with educational institutions, nationally and internationally. Alverno's faculty help these institutions transform their theory and practice of teaching, learning and assessment and revise their organizational structures.
The center collaborates with faculty, staff, and administrators to assess student, program, and institutional outcomes and to provide data and feedback to support institutional effectiveness. These efforts include:
- Longitudinal tracking and analyzing student progress in the curriculum to support the reporting of student outcomes, such as retention, persistence, and graduation statistics
- Administering and analyzing surveys on student engagement, student satisfaction, and post-graduation outcomes
- Maintaining a fact book of basic data about our student populations
- Responding to institutional data requests from government agencies and other external organizations
The department also supports program review, accreditation, and grant evaluation efforts in the college.
Challenging Monolingualism, April 20, 2023
Community Conference, April 28, 2023
Summer Assessment Workshop, June 5-7, 2023This annual hands-on workshop prepares education leaders to understand and explore learning outcomes, competency-based education, student assessment-as-learning, and institutional assessment.
Character Education Conference, June 21-22, 2023Participants will have the opportunity to explore the important role that character education and social emotional learning play in improving school culture and academic achievement. Rebounding with Character was the theme for the 17th annual Character Education Conference.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm