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Wednesday, June 6 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Poking at What it Means to Assess Higher Learning: A Dialogue and Exploration of Emerging Practice

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Post-graduate education, executive education, professional practice learning, and leader development are often focused upon competency-based learning and multiple "bottom-line" outcomes. This level of higher learning, offered through colleges, universities, institutes, and academies, is not often top of mind when we think of "assessment of learning in higher education". This calls into question: What is higher education at this level? Who determines if the learning is successful? What are the implications of both success and failure in providing this learning for higher education - and for the public and society served?
This session engages participants in applying a theory-based model for the design and assessment of self-determined learning to an authentic problem: Design assessment and curriculum for a mastery-based executive education program to develop executive leaders in federal agencies. Participants will design their own approach to the challenge through a cycle of inquiry, dialogue and skilled practice. They will also evaluate the actual assessment and curriculum designed by the presenters. Through this process, participants will use reflection and dialogue to poke at assumptions of what it means to learn through higher education, and what it means to assess that learning with the goal of improving outcomes.

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Moreen Carvan

Director, Asssurance of Learning, Marian University of Wisconsin
Dr. Moreen Carvan is Marian University's Director of Institutional Effectiveness. She earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Cincinnati, with a specialization in educational research and change. In the course of her career, Dr. Carvan has worked in two... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm MDT