December 7 – December 10, 2013
Hyatt Regency Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
The 2013 SACSCOC Annual Meeting theme is “Students Are Central to Success.” The program will focus on changes in pedagogy and innovative programs and services to better serve students. Sessions by plenary speakers, peers, and Commission staff should make this event worthwhile for everyone who wants to stay abreast of the latest trends in higher education and accreditation.
December 8 – December 10, 2013
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), will hold its annual conference December 8-10, 2013, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. The theme for this year’s conference is “MSCHE: Strengthening the Foundation,” with sessions focused on successfully implementing accreditation standards.
January 22 – January 25, 2014
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC
In an era marked by interdependence, economic uncertainty, and disruptive innovation, the future is global and the challenges urgent. To flourish in such a future, students must acquire both broad knowledge and high level skills—essential capacities—to deal successfully with complex opportunities and unscripted problems.
February 16 – February 18, 2014
College Station, TX
Higher education traditionally emphasizes “credits” as a metric of progressing student ability as they pursue a college degree. But is the number of completed academic hours the most accurate indicator of the knowledge and skills a student possesses? How can we meaningfully measure students’ proficiencies in the skills necessary to positively contribute to society, and what are they? From Credit to Credibility explores methods of assessing the knowledge and skills students possess and acquire while in college and the utilization of this information to enhance the quality of higher education.
February 27 – March 1, 2014
General Education and Assessment: Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities will examine how emerging disruptions in higher education are leading to positive opportunities for innovation in general education and assessment to improve the undergraduate experience for all students.
Closing the Loop: More Than a Metaphor
March 3 – March 5, 2014
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, 901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061
The Connections 2014 Conference aims to add meaning to the metaphor, “Closing the Loop”. Too often, the final step of the assessment process gets less attention in the rush to complete one assessment project and move onto another. Connections 2014 will showcase sessions from institutions that have successfully utilized the assessment cycle to make well-informed, strategic decisions designed to improve student learning or the learning environment. This is a small interactive conference with only 200 registrations, so space is limited. Registration will close once capacity is reached.
March 17 – March 19, 2014
New Orleans, LA
One of AACSB’s most diverse and informative events—the Assessment Conference is your opportunity to explore current trends and global best practices in assurance of learning (AoL) and assessment. Get an in-depth look into the 2013 AACSB Accreditation Standards and the impact they will have on AoL as you prepare for your b-school’s initial or maintenance of accreditation visit. Whether you are new to assessment or a seasoned expert, this conference offers ample opportunities to gather new knowledge and insight. Discover how your peer institutions and educators have implemented their own successful programs and find out how to implement them at your institution. Take part in this event to broaden your view of assurance of learning and move forward on your path to excellence. Network with peers, connect with experienced accreditation volunteers, and exchange ideas with professionals from around the world at this key AACSB event.
April 3 – April 7, 2014
We live in exciting times in education research, where every day new ground is being forged in research design, methodology, instrumentation, and assessment. Questions regarding how people learn, what should be taught by whom, and to what ends remain at the core of our field, enveloped in a “cloud” of new ideas and technologies. In our rapidly changing world it is clearly time to take stock of the value of education research, of how it has spurred innovation, and of its problems and the potential solutions it can provide for improving the learning and well-being of children and adults. The theme for the 2014 Annual Meeting aims to encourage submissions that link the possibilities of education research, recognizing how evidence of varying types can be used for tackling persisting issues in education and for their innovative resolution.
April 11 – April 15, 2014
The 2014 HLC Annual Conference will be held April 11-15. The Conference offers a broad range of sessions and services that include pre-conference workshops, approximately 200 general program sessions, an Exhibit Hall, and a Self-Study Fair. Each year, more than 4,000 administrators and faculty from more than 850 higher education institutions located throughout the 19-state HLC region attend the Annual Conference. More detailed information to come as date approaches.
April 30 – May 2, 2014
Vancouver Convention Center, Hilton Hotel, Vancouver, WA
Bringing together educators to broaden their understanding of teaching, relate effective practices, and exchange insights, methods, and strategies that promote and support student learning.
May 26 – May 30, 2014
Rosen Shingle Cree, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL
The AIR Forum is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, assessment, planning and related postsecondary education fields. This four-day conference includes more than 400 presentations by colleagues representing all sectors of higher education and an exhibit hall featuring the latest tools and resources to support data use for decision making. From networking with peers to workshops and a plenary session by a leading expert in the field, the Forum is the “must attend” event for seasoned and early career professionals.
June 3 – June 7, 2014
The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
The Institute on General Education and Assessment provides campus teams with opportunities to refine and advance general education programs and their assessment. The rapidly changing composition and circumstances of our students and faculty, compels all of us to expand our cultural understandings, organizational constructs and pedagogical approaches in order to create learning communities that meet the needs and support success for all our students. During the Institute, teams explore intentional, well-defined and meaningfully assessed models of general education, processes of redesign, implementation of highly effective practices, and clarification and integration of learning outcomes and their assessment. Admission to the Institute is competitive and limited. All accredited two-year and four-year institutions are encouraged and eligible to apply.
June 17 – June 21, 2014
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
The Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success is designed to help campuses and systems make institution-wide changes that benefit all students. It is ideal for institutions at various stages of work and addresses ambitious goals for improving both completion rates and the quality of student learning. Participant teams work on removing barriers to student success and devising integrative learning-centered plans—making intentional use of the Essential Learning Outcomes and high-impact practices. Highlighting the success of students who have historically been underserved, the program supports work to make excellence inclusive and to recognize and nurture the assets students bring to college. It provides insight into building student success initiatives from the ground up, often in the face of challenging institutional and external obstacles. The Institute draws on research on how all students can benefit from high-impact practices, especially less-advantaged students, who often do not have equitable access to these practices. The Institute curriculum aims to help campuses define approaches that are highly engaging to students and effective at improving the equitable achievement of outcomes.
July 9 – July 13, 2014
California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
The 2014 Institute on Integrative Learning and the Departments is intended for colleges and universities interested in building faculty and departmental leadership for advancement of Essential Learning Outcomes—breadth and depth of knowledge, inquiry and critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, civic learning, global knowledge and skills, and particularly, integrative and applied learning. Today, college graduates must be able to integrate and apply disciplinary and cross-disciplinary learning in new contexts as they seek better and more responsible solutions to problems encountered in work and in society.
Institute I: July 18 – July 23, 2014 – Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA
Institute II: July 25 – July 30, 2014 – Baca Campus of Colorado College, Crestone, Colorado
The PKAL Summer Leadership Institutes are designed for both early- and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading projects aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. Each Institute exposes STEM faculty to the theories and practices required for them to act as agents of change in their home institutions and/or professional societies. Over 40 percent of Institute alumni currently hold positions of leadership on their home campuses. Applications will be available January 2014. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.