Call for Proposals

The 3rd Annual Kean University Assessment Institute
January 13-14, 2014

Conference Topics

  • General Education Assessment
  • Using Technology in Assessment
  • Best Practices in Assessment
  • Closing the Loop Activities (communicating and sharing results, using data to document success and improve programs and services, informing academic, institutional, and unit planning, resource allocation, etc.)
  • Using Assessment to Improve Student Success
  • Aligning Assessment Efforts with Strategic Plan

Presentation Categories

The Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information about assessment.

  • Papers
  • Best Practices Sessions and Workshops
  • Roundtables
  • Posters
Presentation time: 30 minutes
Papers present reports of assessment work or reviews of research, development, applications, work-in-progress projects, and issues related to Institute themes. 

Presentation time: 20 minutes
Best Practices session presenters discuss and demonstrate their program's or department’s assessment strategies, techniques, issues, solutions, This is an opportunity to inform attendees about the lessons learned and future plans from those who have designed, developed and implemented assessment measures that work.

Roundtables allow maximum interaction in informal, small group discussions on a single topic. The format is appropriate for papers, projects or work-in-progress that encourages discussion. After lunch, roundtables share a room with 2-3 other concurrently held discussions. Roundtable sessions are also appropriate for discussion of instructional strategies and/or procedures supporting assessment. The idea is not to give a definitive workshop on the topic but to provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and have interactive discussion around assessment activities.

Presentation time: N/A
Poster sessions enable presenters from programs and departments to demonstrate and discuss their latest results and developments in progress in order to gain feedback and to establish contact with similar projects.

Poster/Demonstration proposals must include: Description of the planned Poster/Demonstration, emphasizing the problem, what was done, and why the work is important.


To Submit a Proposal:

Prepare an abstract about your proposal describing:

  • What is going to be shown, demonstrated or offered
  • Institute Theme
  • Major aspects
  • Context or motivation
  • Relevant URLs or literature references if applicable.

Also include college/university, name and department/program of presenter(s).

Please email the submission as an attached Word file to:

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2013


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