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Conference Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: September 1, 2022

Members (On-Site): $500 per person ($450 Early Bird)
Members  (Virtual Via Zoom): $175
Non-Members (On-Site): $700 per person ($650 Early Bird)
Non-Members (Virtual Via Zoom): $325

 

Virtual Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Access to all conference resources

 

On-Site Pricing Includes:

Full engagement in two-day program, including Q&A
Networking/Fellowship with attendees & presenters
Access to video recordings of presentations post-conference
Three night’s lodging at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn
7 meals & refreshments
Access to all conference resources

Program Overview

 

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 ARE WE ACHIEVING OUR MISSION? GETTING THE BIG PICTURE OF ASSESSMENT

Presenter: Lisa Beatty | Executive Director, ABHE Commission on Accreditation (FL)
Overview: Developing and implementing an effective assessment plan requires a clear-eyed understanding of your unique mission and the overarching purposes of assessment. Assessment plans that demonstrate mission achievement fuel a culture of assessment and drive continuous improvement. What are the big picture issues that bring meaning and value to the work of assessment? 

  • Understanding your unique institutional goals
  • Developing YOUR OWN assessment plan and process
  • Answering the big questions
  • Investing in a culture of assessment

 WHAT ARE OUR AIMS? ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES

Presenter: Michael Jackson | Associate Director, ABHE Commission on Accreditation (FL)
Overview: Assessment is made possible by the creation of clear statements of intended result and the actual outcomes that demonstrate results. How do you appropriately communicate your intended results and actual results in the domains of student learning and institutional effectiveness?

  • Defining the domains of institutional effectiveness and student learning
  • Crafting student learning objectives
  • Writing institutional effectiveness or administrative unit objectives
  • Appropriately describing actual outcomes (results) with clarity and precision

HOW WILL WE KNOW IF WE ACHIEVED OUR GOALS? IDENTIFYING EFFECTIVE MEASURES BENCHMARKS

Presenter: Janet Starks | VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Kingswood University (NB)
Overview: Effective assessment requires the right tools, and there is no shortage of available measures to assess student learning and institutional effectiveness. How do you assess the value of various options and set meaningful achievement targets? 

  • Identifying criteria for effective assessment measures
  • Matching measures with desired outcomes
  • Understanding the value of a well-crafted rubric
  • Articulating benchmarks that make sense and lead to meaningful analysis and effective action 

 HOW DO WE MAKE SENSE OF OUR EVIDENCE? COLLECTING AND ANALYZING DATA

Presenter: Charles Faber | Academic Dean, Boise Bible College (ID)

Overview: The point of embracing assessment is to ensure that our institutions make wise course corrections that are guided by a meaningful analysis of accurate and timely data. How do we create an environment that encourages decision makers to regularly rely upon data that has been collected?

  • Focus on what matters
  • Consistently and systematically collect and store needed data
  • Compile and present data so that it paints an accurate and compelling story
  • Engage the right stakeholders in collaborative analysis

 WHO NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT WE LEARNED? REPORTING ASSESSMENT RESULTS 

Presenter: Sheri Popp | Director of Professional Development, WEAVE Education (NC)
Overview: Sharing assessment results internally motivates change and provides a context for celebrating successes. Sharing your findings externally engenders public confidence and meets federal guidelines for transparency of institutional outcomes. So…what do you share, and how do you summarize your findings for public and regulatory audiences? 

  • Summarizing assessment findings in written reports and data visualizations
  • Communicating assessment results to the campus community 
  • Finding ways to make assessment results meaningful to outside audiences
  • Meeting regulatory requirements to make institutional outcomes public

HOW DO WE CLOSE THE ASSESSMENT LOOP? USING ASSESSMENT DATA TO DRIVE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Presenter: Aaron Proffit | Vice President for Academic Affairs; God’s Bible School and College (OH)
Overview: Institutional improvement lies at the heart of the assessment process. How do you take what you have learned and use it to improve student learning and institutional effectiveness outcomes? And how will you know if your changes made a difference?

  • Listening to the data and developing effective action plans for improvement
  • Deciding what to act on and what to watch
  • Implementing data-informed change and circling back to assess the effects
  • Connecting assessment to your planning and budgeting processes

WHAT DOES A MATURE ASSESSMENT PROCESS LOOK LIKE? AN INSTITUTIONAL EXAMPLE

Presenter: Kevin Hester | Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Welch College (TN)
Overview: You’ve heard the theory and best practices for assessment, but what does an assessment system look like in real life at an institution where assessment processes are assigned to an individual wearing multiple hats?

  • Developing a manageable assessment plan
  • Building an assessment calendar
  • Asking questions from assessment data
  • Sharing meaningful assessment results

HOW CAN I MAKE PROGRESS WITH ASSESSMENT AT MY INSTITUTION? AFFINITY GROUP ROUNDTABLES

Moderators — Conference Presenters
Overview: A hands-on session designed to help you move the assessment process forward at your institution. Commission staff and assessment colleagues from ABHE-accredited institutions serve as moderators for roundtable discussions about specific assessment questions and effective assessment strategies.

  • Documenting assessment plans and processes 
  • Implementing best practices for assessment
  • Motivating faculty and staff to engage with assessment processes
  • Celebrating assessment wins

Conference Faculty

Lisa Beatty

LISA BEATTY

Executive Director
ABHE COA

James Lanpher

CHARLES FABER

Academic Dean
Boise Bible College

Kevin Hester

KEVIN HESTER

Vice President
for Institutional Effectiveness

Welch College

Michael Jackson

MICHAEL JACKSON

Associate Director
ABHE COA

Sheri Popp

SHERI POPP

Director of Professional Development
WEAVE Education

Aaron Profitt

AARON PROFITT

Vice President
for Academic Affairs

God’s Bible School
And College

Janet Starks

JANET STARKS

Vice President for
Institutional Effectiveness

Kingswood University

Frequently Asked Questions

Is lodging included in the registration fee?
YES, for on-site attendees3 nights, including arrival the evening before the conference begins.

Can I request for additional hotel nights?
YES The ABHE group rate is $110/night.  You can qualify for our group rate three days prior and three days post conference.  You can request and pay for your additional hotel nights during the registration process.  All reservations must be made and managed by the ABHE office as it is part of a group reservation.  This includes changes to existing reservations.  Email conferences@abhe.org with any questions or updates to existing reservations.

Is airport shuttle service available?

YES! Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). To request the complimentary shuttle to the Hilton Garden Inn:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Where is the hotel located in relation to the ABHE Conference Center?
The Hilton Garden Inn is directly across the street from the ABHE Weber Center (located in the Citadel I Building – Suite 130).

Are meals included in the registration fee?
YES for on-site attendees, including 7 meals and all snacks/beverages.

Are scholarships available?
YES for on-site attendees – limited scholarships are available.  Please email your request to conferences@abhe.org with an explanation of your financial need.

What is your Cancellation Policy?
In the event of either virtual or on-site registration cancellation, fees paid in advance are refundable – less a $50.00 service charge per person, provided written notice is received by ABHE no later than three weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be granted after that date. E-mail notification will suffice. Please e-mail conferences@abhe.org to request a refund. There are no refunds provided for no-shows.

How do I CANCEL a person on my registration?
You may log back into your registration form at any time with your confirmation number to make any cancellations, or contact conferences@abhe.org to have your registration cancelled.

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For those attending the Conference On-Site, the ABHE staff will make a hotel reservation for you.

Hilton Garden InnHilton Garden Inn – Orlando Airport
7300 Augusta National Drive
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 240-3725

 

 

The Hilton Garden Inn is located 1 mile from the Orlando International Airport. The ABHE staff will make your hotel reservations for you.  Please indicate your room type/preference when you register for the conference.

Complimentary shuttle service is available from the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to the Hilton Garden Inn. To request the complimentary shuttle service:

  • Call the hotel for shuttle pickup – 407-240-3725
  • Take airport elevator to level 1 – ground transportation
  • Go through the sliding doors
  • Stand at either A4 (A Side) or B4 (B Side) for pickup

Conference Staff

David MeddersDavid Medders
Executive Vice President
david.medders@abhe.org

 

 

Carol DibbleCarol Dibble
Director of Communications & Events
carol.dibble@abhe.org

 

 

Darby BlanchardDarby Blanchard
Digital & Administrative Services Coordinator
darby.blanchard@abhe.org