Data is here to stay and we must make it useful to the work we do every day. How can we use data to influence student success?
On Friday, March 14, Bakersfield College will present Point of Origin. You will learn new strategies based on things you thought you knew, and will be surprised by the ways data can help you.
Point of Origin will be held from 8 am to 12 pm on Friday, March 14. Keynote speaker Kurt Ewen will give two presentations. Between those presentations, there will be breakout sessions. Information about the sessions will be posted on this website as it becomes available.
We will be live-streaming some of the presentations, as well as live chatting the conference. Check back later for more information.
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.
The main conference will end at 12, but there will be a work session on multiple measures and CalPASS Plus, with Ken Sorey, CalPASS Plus Project Director. The session will be from 12-3, with an emphasis on high school students placing into Math and English.
If you are interested in attending this work session, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title and institution. NOTE: Registering for the conference will NOT automatically sign you up for this work session.
Cal-PASS Plus, created through leadership and funding by California Community College Chancellor’s Office, is an accessible, actionable and collaborative pre-K through 16 system of student data.
Cal-PASS Plus’ mission is to provide actionable data to help improve education along education pipeline. Collaboration using this data will inform better instruction, help close achievement gaps, identify scalable best practices, and improve transitions. Cal-PASS Plus offers longitudinal data charts, detailed analysis of pre-K through 16 transitions and workplace outcomes, information and artifacts on success factors, and comparisons among like universities, colleges, K-12 school systems and schools.
(Please disregard the information below indicating that the event is free; the cost of this event is $50 per person.)
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