7:00 AM

June 4, 2018 - 7:00 AM to June 7, 2018 - 4:00 PM
The AALHE annual conference provides professional development for assessment practitioners in higher education and is one of the best resources for advanced assessment practitioners. AALHE is consistently heralded as the best opportunity for assessment networking. No matter their institution type – small, large, public, or private – attendees always leave the conference with many new assessment colleagues.

The AALHE assessment conference provides professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner;Provides professional development for those in the next generation of assessment professionals;Connects assessment professionals with others in the field; andLeads and advocates best practices in assessment.

Practitioners new to assessment are encouraged to attend the AALHE conference. AALHE’s small sessions and networking opportunities provide them the opportunity to connect with leading thinkers in assessment.

7:30 AM

June 4, 2018 - 7:30 AM to June 6, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The Campus Technology Conference has merged with the UBTech Conference, officially integrating Campus Tech into the UBTech community. Join us June 4-6 in Las Vegas for the biggest week in higher ed AV & IT.

UBTech speakers deliver practical, solution-focused sessions and workable ideas you’ll want to bring to your school right away. With topics ranging from active classrooms, academic video and instructional technology to cybersecurity, cloud computing and online learning, the UBTech program covers all the ways technology is changing higher education.

7:00 AM

June 5, 2018 - 7:00 AM to June 8, 2018 - 4:00 PM
About the Institute
The Institute on General Education and Assessment continues to provide 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, digital creativity, and pedagogical approaches in order to create learning environments 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; and the implementation of highly effective practices aligned with the Essential Learning Outcomes. Drawing on many years of campus work, the Institute is framed around a set of Principles and Guidelines for redesigning and evaluating general education programs, curricula, and pedagogy through which students can develop the 21st-century knowledge and skills necessary for work, life, and responsible citizenship. AAC&U’s LEAP Challenge has direct implications for revitalizing general education and assessment through its call to make student signature work central for all students across the curriculum and as a means to expand student identity, agency and equity. Admission to the Institute is competitive and limited. All regionally accredited two-year and four-year institutions are encouraged and eligible to apply.

Who Should Attend?
The Institute on General Education and Assessment is designed for any campus, system, or consortium engaged in redesigning general education for students. Attendees can be at any stage in the process of rethinking general education approaches and issues emerging from their respective needs and circumstances. Teams should include a diverse set of colleagues, including a senior academic officer and faculty members working on general education committees or teaching general education courses. Team members can include student affairs professionals and also assessment and curriculum specialists with active roles in advancing student learning on campus.
June 5, 2018 - 7:00 AM to June 8, 2018 - 4:00 PM
More information to be posted as it becomes available

7:30 AM

June 5, 2018 - 7:30 AM to June 6, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Ensuring Ethical and Equitable Access in Digital Learning

WCET’s 7th Leadership Summit will facilitate a discourse on three important goals that institutions of all sizes and sectors should embrace:

1. Equity as a demonstrated priority for the institutions’ students, faculty, and staff.
2. Accessibility as the lens through which the institution examines its resources, policies, services, and infrastructure.
3. Data and evidence-based decision making for student success and ethical questions underlying analytics engines and ed tech products.

WCET Summit LogoWCET’s June 5-6, 2018 Leadership Summit will retain the unique qualities of previous summits by creating a venue for thoughtful conversation, learning of exemplar successes and disappointing failures, and honest and open dialogue among college and university academic, business, and technology leaders. The three topics of equity, accessibility and data/analytics were selected because much has changed in the past five years as to how institutions are taking thoughtful and strategic actions to ensure, or at least improve, their policies, practices, and ed tech implementations around ethical and equitable access in digital learning.

An institution’s ethical and equitable obligation to student access and student success spans many academic and administrative units across the institution. WCET’s upcoming Summit offers a unique opportunity for directors and decision-makers across the campus to participate in this 1.5 day program as a team.

For each topic – equity, accessibility, and data/analytics – Summit presenters and facilitators will challenge attendees to consider how their own institutional practices, policies, and technologies are helping or hindering the advancement of quality and affordable credentials, access and retention of underserved students, and universal design of courses, digital resources, and emerging technology tools that serve all students.