We had a record number of participants for our joint American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment Civic Competency & Engagement: Building an Impactful Assessment Process webinar, which was supported by ETS.
ETS is continually engaging in the research and practice of higher education student learning outcomes assessment, and has recently built assessment frameworks in the areas of Civic Competency and Engagement as well as Intercultural Competency and Diversity. To stay informed on the development of these unique assessment modules, and take advantage of early adopter offers, visit the ETS mailing list sign-up page and select “College Program Assessments (Student Learning Outcomes and Student Success).” You may also learn more about ETS’s work with institutions to support effective student learning outcomes processes by visiting their website: www.ets.org/highered.
In addition, here are two ETS publications that were mentioned during the webinar that may be useful as you reflect on how we assess civic competency and engagement.
- Assessing Civic Competency and Engagement in Higher Education: Research Background, Frameworks, and Directions for Next Generation Assessment – 2015 ETS Research Report
- Assessing Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: Existing Research and Future Directions – 2016 ETS Research Report
ASSESSMENT PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AT CLDE 2017
Wednesday, June 7th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Civic Engagement Assessment Pre-Conference Workshops with Networking Lunch
Organizers: H. Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment, Indiana Campus Compact and Assessment Specialist in Community Engagement, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; and Ross Markle, Senior Research & Assessment Director, Global Higher Education Division, ETS
Attend both half-day assessment pre-conference workshops for a reduced price and participate in our assessment networking lunch from Noon – 1 p.m. Alternatively, you can register for either the morning or afternoon session.
- 9 a.m. – Noon | Planning for Institution-Wide Data Collection on Civic and Community Engagement
- 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Measuring Civic Outcomes During College (see below)
You’ll find more information about the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement conference (CLDE17) here. Register by May 1 for our best rates.