On Friday, September 25, 2020 the Learning Assessment Committee and the Academy for Teaching Excellence held the 12th Annual Harper College Assessment Conference and Share Fair. More than 130 faculty and staff attended the virtual conference. The event focused on student learning assessment, including the keynote address “Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Equity” by Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success and Executive Director for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Brown McNair highlighted key strategies for achieving equity goals, based on case studies and recommendations outlined in her book, From Equity Talk to Equity Walk, and discussed the challenges and opportunities colleges face as they pursue equitable student outcomes for all student groups. Additionally, in her workshop, Dr. Brown McNair, discussed strategies for assessment that embrace learner-centered, equitable policies and practices, and engage multiple campus stakeholders to support a high-quality liberal education for all students, along with solution-driven practices that can be implemented to support equity and student achievement of learning outcomes.
The conference also included sessions presented by members of the Learning Assessment Committee and its work groups including Assessing Outcomes in a Remote Environment and a General Education Assessment update.
Visit the Conference HIP page to view the recordings of each session and the presentations.