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K-State Today

October 25, 2012

Institute for Student Learning and Assessment today

Submitted by Frederick Burrack

The Institute for Student Learning and Assessment, sponsored by the office of the provost and the office of assessment, is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. If you are not registered, feel free to stop by and attend any portion of the institute that you can. The schedule is:

9:30 a.m. —  Keynote address, “Investing in Quality” by Ann Ferren with the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

10:30 a.m. —  Two 45-minute concurrent sessions highlighting best practices in engaged student learning, high impact practices and their importance in assessing student educational outcomes.

  • Internships, capstone and student research will be discussed by Farrell Webb, family studies and human services; Keith Hohn, chemical engineering; Chris Little, plant pathology; and Kim Morgan, social work, in the Union's ballroom.
  • Learning communities, service learning, and first-year seminars will be discussed by Laura Kanost, modern languages; Gary Mortenson, music; and Cheryl Ragar, American ethnic studies, in Room 227.

Noon —  Poster presentations of effective instructional and assessment practices.

1:30 p.m. —  Multidisciplinary panel on high-impact educational practices, effectiveness of engaged learning practices and student learning assessment. Speakers on the panel include: Gregory Eiselein, K-State First; Don Saucier, psychology; Trisha Gott, School of Leadership Studies; Jason Ellis, communications and agriculture education; Barney King, aviation technology; Migette Kaup, interior design; and Lynda Andrus, art.

3 p.m. — Closing thoughts on engaged learning practices as a foundation for enhancing student learning and assessment, student retention and other important university goals by Ann Ferren, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and Frederick Burrack, director of the office of assessment.

3:15 p.m. — Assessment awards for Kansas State University.