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News & Events

This section is designed to provide assessment related news and events including: RIT highlights and initiatives, assessment opportunities, topics of interest, challenges, workshops and events.


Seeing the Forest and the Trees

Leah Bradley, Senior Assessment Associate in the Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Office, presented Seeing the Forest and the Trees at the AALHE (Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education) 2014 Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.  June 2-4, 2014.

The presentation highlighted RIT’s Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Progress Report, developed collaboratively by faculty and administrators. The Progress Report is designed to assess institutional goals related to program-level student learning achievement and continuous program improvement.

This assessment process supports institutional goals and provides opportunities for engaging academic programs, creating positive change in the campus culture of assessment, and sharing assessment results with internal and external stakeholders. 

For additional information on RIT’s Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Progress Report, please click here.


Assessing Academic Outcomes for the Good of Our Students

Click here for the anthenaeum article highlighting RIT's assessment conversations about improving student learning and how assessment data can enrich and guide programs.


2014 ANNY Conference

The 2014 Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) Conference was held on the RIT campus from April 28-30, 2014.  ANNY was formed in 2010 with the primary objective of creating a state-wide network to stimulate dialogue and the exchange of ideas related to assessment across institutions and to provide support and resources to those committed to meaningful assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness.

This year's theme was Using Assessments to Drive Improvement: Practical Applications from the Field. The objective was to provide those engaged in assessment with an opportunity to share examples of how assessments have been used to improve teaching, learning, and institutional effectiveness.  The conference was attended by 140 assessment professionals from all academic and administrative areas, as well as faculty and staff members.  

RIT faculty and staff were well represented at the conference.  Presenters and links to their work are here.


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Assessment is a Team Sport

A team (Leah Bradley, Sandi Connelly, Elizabeth Hane, and Anne Wahl) from RIT traveled to West Point, NY in April to present Assessment is a Team Sport at the 2013 Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) Conference. The presentation provided an overview of the Faculty Engagement Model that drives RIT’s General Education assessment practices. Click here to see the PowerPoint presentation.


RIT selected for client "Success Story" by TaskStream

Taskstream selected RIT to tell its own unique story on how we are using the Assessment Management System to archive, track, and manage our General Education Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Plan. Click here to read the story.

Upcoming Assessment Conferences

Myths & Movements: Reimagining Higher Education Assessment

September 10-12, 2014 at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Author: Drexel University

General Education and Assessment - From Mission to Action to Evidence: Empowering and Inclusive General Education Programs

February 19-21, 2015 at Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, MO
Author: AAC&U

Conference on Learning Assessment: Conversations That Matter

February 22-24, 2015 at Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, FL
Author: Valencia College