Presented at: 23rd Annual Fall Leadership Conference
The Assessment Leadership Institute: A Partnership
The Assessment Leadership Institute (ALI) provides faculty and administrators with knowledge and guidance to create effective assessment plans. Assessment is a critical component of education, but many have difficulty with the formal process. During the 2016-2017 academic year, a pilot of the ALI was held at Tarrant County College. The ALI will be offered by NTCCC as a consortium course beginning in October 2017. This presentation provides a view of this course.
This presentation will provide administrators and faculty an understanding of what the Assessment Leadership Institute (ALI) will provide and the benefit of having attendees from their college. This presentation will generate interest in the ALI among people who may not have had the opportunity to hear about it elsewhere.
The Assessment Leadership Institute (ALI) provides faculty and administrators with knowledge and guidance to create effective assessment plans. Assessment is a critical component of education, but many have difficulty with the formal process. The ALI was designed to break down the pieces of the assessment life-cycle and provide training and exercises for each component.
In October 2015, at the North Texas Community College Consortium (NTCCC) meeting of the Research and Institutional Effectiveness (RIE) Committee, Mr. Marlon Mote brought up the idea of an assessment institute to help faculty be better equipped for assessment activities. Mr. Mote had found a similar activity at the University of Northern Colorado headed by Dr. Jay Lightfoot. The RIE agreed this training was needed. The decision was made that Mr. Mote and Dr. Christine Hubbard would propose to the NTCCC Board sponsorship of the Assessment Leadership Institute. The NTCCC Board approved and Mr. Mote scheduled a pilot at Tarrant County College which began in October 2016.
The presentation will provide details on what the ALI is and the pilot that was held. Lessons learned from the pilot will be discussed to show how the course has been improved as it rolls out to all colleges in the consortium.