IDEAL is a professional development opportunity that thoroughly equips you to lead your faculty in the development and implementation of a program assessment plan. Over four days of expert guidance and interactive group exercises, you work with colleagues to develop the skills and knowledge to make you an effective assessment leader.

January 2016 IDEAL

The application deadline has passed.

Our next IDEAL Institute will be held August 8-11, 2016 in Baltimore, MD.

What You Will Learn

IDEAL focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective assessment leader and to manage the change process in your program or college.

During this four-day program, you are challenged to think about the assessment of student learning from the program-level or college-level perspective and learn to integrate the basic principles of assessment, change management, and facilitation tools. The activities in the Institute take you from the basic principles of program assessment to an understanding of how those principles can be applied in the context of your program/college.

Although the primary focus of IDEAL is on developing sound assessment practices, you also learn how to lead your faculty in the process effectively by applying facilitation tools and basic change management principles.


The $2,000 fee includes breakfast and lunch for four days and all reference materials.