If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got.
The spread of mandated assessments of student learning and success has led to the rapid growth of an industry around academic assessment. Scholarly research on what, how, when, and why to assess continues to emerge alongside questions about the ultimate goals of assessment, the effectiveness of different models of assessment, and the difficulties in engaging teaching faculty in this process. This conference aims to continue this conversation in Canada, where formal institutional assessment of learning objectives is not yet mandated. What can we learn from the experiences of others? How can we integrate the experiences and learning of students more effectively into our understanding and practice of assessment?
This conference brings together academics, experts, teachers and students to talk about assessment in all its various guises. An important part of this interdisciplinary conference consists in providing a venue for students to share their reflections on their own learning. Papers, workshops and round tables give the opportunity to share research on assessment and discuss best assessment practices. This is a small, intimate conference aimed at creating discussion and dialogue. There are no parallel sessions.