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New Additions to AACTE Workshop in Minneapolis

Thanks to several brand-new sessions and revamped activities throughout the original program, next month’s regional AACTE Quality Support Workshop will deliver an even more robust program than its popular predecessor. During the event August 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, participants will choose from two dozen expert-facilitated workshops offered in seven time blocks – with topics such as interpreting candidate assessment data, mapping curricula to competency indicators, preparing evidence for an accreditation visit, recruiting and supporting more diverse candidates, and others.

Many of the sessions from last spring’s southern regional workshop, held in Fort Worth, Texas, will run again in Minneapolis with few changes. Others are bringing in new facilitators or making adjustments to reflect feedback from attendees (the organizers do try to practice what they preach about using data for improvement!).

In addition, the returning sessions will be augmented by a host of new offerings, including these:

  • Members of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NExT) – Stacy Duffield (North Dakota State University), Mark Baron (University of South Dakota), Joel Traver (Winona State University, MN), and Sally Baas (Concordia University, St. Paul, MN) – will facilitate a session about using networks of institutions for data sharing and program improvement.
  • Joe Lubig (Northern Michigan University) will present two sessions on creating, sustaining, and assessing clinical partnerships.
  • Jacob Easley II (Eastern Connecticut State University) and Valeisha Ellis (Spelman College, GA) will offer two sessions on advancing systems thinking and systems learning, one focused on performance measurement and one on continuous improvement.
  • Cynthia Conn, Kathy Bohan, and Suzanne Pieper (Northern Arizona University) will run a series of three workshops exploring different stages of developing a quality assurance system and a model for examining the validity and reliability of locally developed performance assessments.

To learn more about these and all of the other session choices at the August workshop, download the full agenda here. For an overview of the event’s learning outcomes, visit our website. You can also read recent articles here about the hotel and local attractions, strands of sessions focused on quality assurance, and other workshop news.

Time is running out to sign up for this special event! The AACTE hotel rate expires July 25, and the available room block is limited. The advance registration discount also ends that day, although you can still register online or on site at the higher rate after the 25th. We have discounts for AACTE members and for teams attending from the same institution.

Ready to join us? Visit aacte.org for registration and hotel links.

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