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Location: Fireside Room
This session will focus on the shifts in thinking and acting needed at the program level in order to sustain an institutional focus on improving student success.
Kurt Ewen is the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning at Valencia College in Orlando Florida.
Kurt has district-wide responsibility for Institutional Research, Learning Outcomes Assessment, strategic and operational planning, and regional accreditation with the Southern Association of College and Schools. He has served in leadership roles for initiatives focused on learning outcomes assessment in curricular and co-curricular areas, student success and transfer readiness, first-year experience, reaffirmation of accreditation, and the development of Valencia’s Quality Enhancement Plan. In addition, Kurt has worked on the planning/implementation of Valencia's efforts in Achieving the Dream, Foundations of Excellence, and The Developmental Education Initiative.
Kurt hosts an annual conference on learning assessment for the 28 colleges in the State College System of Florida, serves on SACS visitation teams, and has served a lead evaluator for Quality Enhancement Plans. In February 2013, he hosted the first Community College Conference on Learning Assessment - a national conference specifically addressing the assessment needs and challenges of community and technical colleges.
Kurt speaks regularly at both state and national meetings on a range of topics that include creating and sustaining a college culture that supports student success, assessing student learning in ways that are meaningful/actionable to faculty and staff, and making effective use of data to improve student learning and success.
Location: Business 7
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Sharyn Eveland currently serves as chair for the Social Science Division and coordinator of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction at Taft College. She teaches statistics for the behavioral sciences and research methods in the social sciences.
Sharyn’s experiences with the use of data include both quantitative and qualitative techniques and analysis at individual, section, course, program, and institutional levels. Sharyn’s primary interest is in action research; data provides a means to document starting points and track elements of interest as actions occur.
Sharyn views data as information to inform us and data manipulation techniques as tools for focusing data so we can answer the questions we ask about the value of our efforts.
Location: SE 7
Techniques for using a single Program Learning Outcome evaluation to also assess multiple Student Learning Outcomes and portions of Institutional Learning Outcomes.
John Carpenter from Bakersfield College will present this session.
Location: Business 8
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Sue Vaughn and Sue Granger-Dickson from Bakersfield College will present this session.
Location: Business 2
The Bakersfield Institutional Scorecard represents a tool for communication and stimulates dialogue about the important work going on at the college.
How do we use the metrics for decision making, policy and interventions? What do you need to know about and respond to in the BC scorecard?
Join us to find out.
The Bakersfield College Data Coaches will present this session.
(Please disregard the information below indicating that the event is free; the cost of this event is $50 per person.)
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