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Learn to Develop a Quality Assurance System at #AACTE18 Preconference Workshop

How do you know your graduates are any good?

What should an institutional assessment system include – and what should it not?

How do you establish faculty buy-in for quality assurance?

These aren’t rhetorical questions, or even cruel riddles! They are real questions to be answered at a half-day preconference workshop on quality assurance, to be held Wednesday, February 28, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in conjunction with the AACTE 70th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

From the committee that brought you “Rubrics, and Validity, and Reliability: Oh My!” comes this new workshop, taking a deeper dive into quality assurance systems. Members of AACTE’s Committee on Professional Preparation and Accountability have designed Quality Assurance: Moving Beyond Data Collection Towards Assuring Quality to help educator preparation providers reflect, share, and learn about how to design and implement an assessment system that will meet their local, state, and national standards, while demonstrating the continued quality of their programs.

Participants will walk through different scenarios and simulations to help them begin to process and think about effective quality assurance systems. The presenters will detail the components of a quality assurance system and offer guidance on tools participants can use at their own institutions. There will be plenty of time to learn from both presenters and other participants and to consider cases from presenters’ institutions of how quality assurance systems are used for all their accreditation/approval needs – local, state, regional, and national.

Presenters include Jacob Easley, Eastern Connecticut State University; Patricia Hoffman-Miller, Prairie View A&M University (TX); Joseph Lubig, Northern Michigan University; Mark Meyers, Xavier University (OH); and Debbie Rickey, Grand Canyon University (AZ).

The registration fee for this workshop is $50, and breakfast will be provided. Space is limited, and advance registration is requested in order to inform planning. To sign up, visit the Events Registration site and add this preconference to your Annual Meeting registration.

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Sara Hiller

Program Manager for Performance Assessments