Fundamentals of Program Assessment Workshop – Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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This one-day workshop is for those who are new to program assessment. The interactive sessions focus on designing program educational objectives, making student outcomes measurable, creating rubrics, and analyzing assessment data. More >

Focusing primarily on ABET Criterion 2: Program Educational Objectives, Criterion 3: Student Outcomes, and Criterion 4: Continuous Improvement, you will leave this workshop prepared to:

  • Identify key elements of a functional assessment process.
  • Clarify the similarities and differences between course and program assessment.
  • Make student outcomes measurable with the development of performance indicators.
  • Understand the methods and measures to assess student outcomes.
  • Develop rubrics to assist in evaluating student performance in achieving student outcomes.
  • Understand the pros and cons of various data collection methods.
  • Review an example of reporting your results.

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PDH: + 7.00

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Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Diplomat Resort & Spa
3555 South Ocean Drive,
Hollywood, Florida, 33019, USA,

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Jennifer “Jenny” Amos, Ph.D.

Jennifer “Jenny” Amos, Ph.D., is a faculty member, chief academic advisor, and director of undergraduate programs for the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Amos received her bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University and her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina College in chemical engineering with a focus in developmental biology and cell imaging through the University of South Caroline School of Medicine. She was also an NSF GK-12 Fellow during her graduate work and earned a certificate in the Preparing Future Faculty Program while pursuing her Ph.D.

Amos is now dedicated to undergraduate education through developing innovative courses and hands-on teaching labs, such as tissue engineering, cellular energetics, and the bioreactor Lab. She also develops modules and coordinates K-12 summer camps involving bioengineering, and conducts engineering education research involving capstone experiences for undergraduates. She is a program evaluator for BMES and an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.

Tammie Cumming, Ph.D.

Tammie Cumming, Ph.D., of the New York City College of Technology – City University of New York – is an expert in assessment and psychometrics with more than 20 years of experience in the testing industry and with assessment activities at the post-secondary level. As the Director for the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research, she oversees assessment activities for 30 academic departments and provides guidance for institutional effectiveness related to strategic planning and for various accreditation agency requirements. Cumming is the director for one of four major activities under the umbrella of a 2010-2015 $3.2 million, Department of Education Title V grant and oversees the institutionalization of creating a culture of assessment for learning to improve student outcomes. In 2011, she was the recipient of a Major Institutional Grants for Education and Public Service Award for the City University of New York.

Cumming provides workshops and seminars for the development of a continuous improvement model, emphasizing direct assessment methods to improve student outcomes at the institution. Cumming also serves as a reviewer for the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum and a consultant to U.S. and international post-secondary institutions regarding the utilization of direct assessment methods and fulfilling regional and professional accreditation requirements. Cumming and her team have recently developed a comprehensive web-based assessment system to aid programs in their program assessment planning, curriculum mapping, data collection and scoring, data analysis, reporting results, and documenting improvement strategies.She is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.