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Upcoming Workshops - Fall 2022

Conversations with IRA: Intro to HAAP

Date(s): 9/07/2022 at 12:00 pm (EST)

Description: Assessment is the process institutions use to determine the degree to which they are meeting their goals and outcomes. This presentation will clearly articulate the steps involved in the Howard Annual Assessment Process (HAAP). This presentation will also serve as an opportunity to interact with assessment staff and inquire about the upcoming assessment cycle beginning in October. 


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Conversations with IRA: Developing and Aligning Learning Outcomes

Date: 9/13/2022 at 12:00 pm (EST)

Description: Well-designed learning outcomes are critical to implementing an effective assessment of a program or event. Outcomes articulate what students should be able to know, do and value as a result of their engagement, and guide the methodologies, tools, and analysis used to better understand and tell stories about the student experience.  This session helps guide admin units in writing or re-writing learning outcomes adhering to the HAAP to identify the appropriate next steps to complete their assessment plan. 


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Conversations with IRA: Proactive Assessment Planning

Date: 10/12/2022 at 12:00 pm (EST)

Description: Developing an assessment plan requires a coordinated effort that brings together various assessment project plans.  It can look at just one program or event, or it can be a coordinated effort that requires a variety of approaches, methodologies, analysis and storytelling techniques to share a more comprehensive picture of how our work contributes to student success. In this presentation, we will discuss methods to being proactive instead of reactive in the assessment planning process, as well as looking beyond the current landscape and planning for the next academic and fiscal year.


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Conversations with IRA: Exploring Equity in HBCU Assessment

Date: 11/16/2022 at 12:00 pm (EST)

Description: Equity-minded individuals are aware of the sociohistorical context of exclusionary practices and racism in higher education, particularly for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities. With HBCUs consistently & rightfully being acknowledged for outcomes of Black student learning, many well-intended institutional research and assessment professionals regularly look to HBCUs to mimic their assessment practices that are assumed to be equitable. However, just because you are Historically Black, doesn't mean you are Currently Equitable. This session will provide space for attendees to take a critical look at their campus' approach to equity, specifically in assessment. Challenging participants to practice what they preach, we will discuss designing an equitable assessment process (goals, policy, etc.), disaggregating data beyond race and ethnicity, and share the way we as HBCUs currently demonstrate equitable practices and offer suggestions to take it to the next level.  


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Videos & Resources

Fall 2022 Conversations with IRA

Session Recordings:

September 7, 2022 Intro to HAAP
September 21, 2022 Developing and aligning LOs
October 12, 2022 Proactive Assessment Planning (rescheduled to 10/26)
November 16, 2022 Exploring Equity in HBCU Assessment


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