We are delighted to announce that, as part of NECHE’s 2020 Annual Meeting, we will have our second annual Assessment Poster Session! We know that, even in this uncertain time, the important work of assessment, learning, and improvement continues. This poster session will provide an opportunity for institutional stakeholders to share their assessment practices and learn from each other.
This year’s poster session theme is Assessment: More Important than Ever. Poster proposals that address one of these three session tracks are strongly encouraged:
- Equity in Assessment
- Assessment during COVID-19: What We’re Learning
- Course, Program, and/or Institutional Assessment Practices
The Assessment Poster Session will be held virtually on Thursday, December 11 from 8:00 am – 9:15 am. We invite you and your colleagues to submit a poster presentation proposal.
In keeping with the theme, Assessment: More Important than Ever, we encourage poster proposals that provide an engaging and visual presentation of your assessment practice. Since the Annual Meeting will be virtual, the poster can either be a visual presentation shared as a PDF, or an audiovisual presentation, shared as a self-running PowerPoint or short video.
Each poster session will have its own “booth” at the virtual meeting. As a presenter, you will be in the booth from 8:00 – 9:15 during the Assessment Poster Session and participants can enter the booth to chat with you about your assessment practice. The booths will remain open throughout the day for visitors to view your “poster;” you do not need to be present after 9:15. More information on the booths will be provided at a later date.
Poster presenters will need to register for the Annual Meeting at the regular rate of $250.
Virtual Poster Guidelines
The poster display should include, at a minimum, the following components:
- Institutional Profile: A brief introduction to your institution, your students, and your mission.
- Assessment Practice:
- What was the purpose of the assessment? What outcome(s) were you assessing or what were you hoping to learn from the assessment?
- Who was involved in doing the assessment (i.e. faculty or staff from a particular program or department, all faculty/staff, etc.)?
- What types of assessment data did you collect and analyze? Student work? Survey data? Retention and graduation data? Other data?
- Learning and Improvement:
- What was learned from the assessment about student learning and success? What curricular or other improvements were made, based on that learning?
- What did you learn from the assessment process? What would you do differently next time?
Poster proposals will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- Addresses the Assessment Practice and the Learning and Improvement questions
- Provides information or ideas that will be useful to peers
- Effectively describes an assessment practice
- Is well-organized, engaging, and creative
Poster proposal submissions must consist of the following:
- Poster Title
- Presenter(s) and Title(s); contact information for primary presenter
- Brief Description, including how the poster will address the Assessment Practice and the Learning and Improvement questions
- Learning Outcomes (what will others learn from your story)
Submitting a Poster Session Proposal
The deadline for submitting poster session proposals has passed. If you submitted a proposal, you will be notified by October 28, 2020 if your poster has been accepted for inclusion at the NECHE 2020 Annual Meeting Assessment Poster Session. Notification will be sent to the primary presenter email.
If you have any questions about the poster session or the proposal submission process, please contact Laura Gambino (firstname.lastname@example.org/781-425-7751).