Resources for Scholarship & Professional Development Using Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes
Thinking about student learning outcomes, those results, and discussing them with colleagues are a key part of professional development in one's discipline. Carefully reflecting on the expectations of what students should achieve, what skills they should develop, and what knowledge they should have is at the heart of continuing to develop as an instructor and as a member of one's discipline. This Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a classroom-based inquiry into subject matter teaching and learning conducted by discipline faculty ... more detail
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Texas A&M University Assessment Conference
Academic Impressions Using Assessment to Improve and Account for Student Learning
Alverno College (WI) Summer Workshops Connecting Student Learning Outcomes to Teaching, Assessment & Curriculum
American Association of Community Colleges
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Assessment Conference
Association of American Colleges and Universities: Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success
Association of American Colleges and Universities General Education and Assessment 3.0: Next-Level Practices Now
Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum
Association for Institutional Research Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions AIR Grant Program
Research and dissertation grants in addition to a National Summer Data Policy Institute
These awards annually recognize leadership, scholarly contribution to the field of institutional research, grant proposals, and data presentation.
California Teachers Association Institute for Teaching
Grants for innovative program ideas, up to $5000 for individuals and up to $30000 for teams.
College of the Sequoias
Student Learning Outcomes Report including Student Services Assessment Report.
Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools -- Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation
The Institute for Community College Development
Limited opportunities to present at State of New York's three annual conferences
Institute of Education Sciences
The Department of Education has a variety of resources available for funding pedagogical development work such as SLO assessment at the individual through institutional level.
International Alliance of Teacher Scholars
International Conference on College Teaching and Learning
(Bonus - possible inclusion in annual journal containing 12-20 best papers submitted for the conference).
The Journal on Excellence in College Teaching
Submit a manuscript for publication:
The League for Innovation in the Community College
21st Century Learning Outcomes Project from the League for Innovation in the Community College
This three-year project is Stage Two (Implementation and Advocacy) of a large-scale effort to bring new outcomes-based standards for student learning to the community college field. In Stage One (Planning and Research) of the initiative, the League, supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, held focus groups and conducted an international survey to determine the extent of U.S. and Canadian community college efforts to define, assess, and document student achievement of 21st century learning outcomes. Note: 2 CA CCs are included in this project.
Resource Directory of Books and Articles on the Development and Measurement of Learning Outcomes
The Learn Center: University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
Journal Outlets for Scholarship of Teaching Articles: Higher Education in General
Lilly Conferences on College & University Teaching
(4 regional, in international, annually)
Have regularly featured outcome assessment, and evidence based teaching
The National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Assessment of Academic Advising Institute
National Association Student Personnel Administration - Call for programs, Student Learning Outcomes.
Book proposal guidelines and publication submissions: http://www.naspa.org/pubs/publish/submit.cfm
ACPA Baltimore Annual Convention
Central to the substance and structure are the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies, found here.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities has Teaching Development Fellowships for up to $21,000.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
NILOA assists institutions and others in discovering and adopting promising practices in the assessment of college student learning outcomes. Documenting what students learn, know and can do is of growing interest to colleges and universities, accrediting groups, higher education associations, foundations and others beyond campus, including students, their families, employers, and policy makers.
The NEA Foundation
The NEA Foundation has individual grants for curricular and related development for up to $5000.
New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference
Office of Academic Assessment, Virginia Tech
Conference on Higher Education Assessment Hosted by Virginia Tech & WEAVEonline.
Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education
Professional and Organizational Development in Higher Education
Inquiry Guide: Topical resources that can be used to start a campus dialog on building cultures of evidence and inquiry.
CA Research and Planning Conferences
POWER (Promising Outcomes Work and Exemplary Research)
Awards recognize and honor exemplary work in outcomes assessment
WASC Academic Resource Conference (ARC
Arts and Design
The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE)
National Center for Developmental Education
This is a research and training organization committed to advancing the practice of developmental education. There are two publications that seek scholarly work: Journal of Developmental Education (JDE) & Research in Developmental Education (RiDE)
This site contains advice for novice researchers, author guidelines and manuscript submission information.
Research in Developmental Education (RiDE)
RiDE is a research-based publication designed to review and analyze current developmental education practices or report on current research literature and studies.
conducts research, evaluation, and demonstration projects on a contract or grant basis. The projects range from nationwide studies of developmental education issues to the evaluation of individual developmental programs.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
American Alliance for Health, Physical, Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Journal of Coaching Education
The Journal of Coaching Education is a professional, peer-reviewed, electronic journal that provides a forum for coaching education professionals to learn more about current coaching topics through research-based articles. Issues covered in this unique journal include coaching pedagogy, strength and conditioning, tactics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and management.
Manuscript options are:
Research Manuscript - sound scientific inquiry into the art and science of coaching athletes
"From the Field" Manuscript - action research and or scientifically sound best practices by expert coaches
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD)
AAHPERD's cornerstone journal, the peer-reviewed JOPERD has been continuously published since 1896. Appealing to practitioners and academics alike, it reaches 12,000+ readers and provides a greater variety of information on health, physical education, recreation, and dance issues than any other publication in the field.
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
National Coaching Conference
Physical Education Teacher Education Conference
AAHPERD National Convention
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators
Published 6 times a year, STRATEGIES is the popular bimonthly NASPE journal, which delivers practical ideas, how-to information, and tips for sport and physical educators. This peer-reviewed journal provides information to:
Help educators and coaches be more effective professionals
Facilitate understanding of the social, physical and intellectual aspects of motor performance and physical fitness
Identify current issues and or trends of importance to the physical activity and sport-related professions
Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal (WSPAJ)
WSPAJ, a peer-reviewed online journal, provides a forum for women-centered issues and approaches to sport and physical activity. Published biannually, the Journal consists of original data-based research, review essays, creative writing, book reviews, commentaries, letters and responses, and other scholarly writings relative to sport and physical activity.
California Community College Athletic Association
The California Community College Athletic Association is an integral part of California's extensive community college system. As authorized by the State Legislature, the Education Code provides the CCCAA the opportunity and authority to establish the rules and regulations to administer the athletic activities of the nearly 26,000 men and women student athletes in the state.
A comprehensive, 12-page overview of the CCCAA (in PDF format): http://www.cccaasports.org/COA.pdf
National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE)
Publication Submission: http://www.nakpehe.org/publications.html
Annual National Conference Call for Abstracts
The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education
NAKPEHE Special Projects
One of the responsibilities of the Foundations Committee is to oversee the spending of all endowed funds. There is interest money available in NAKPEHE's endowed funds to be used for special project to further the goals of NAKPEHE. These are also projects that would not fall under the operating budget of NAKPEHE. Requests for special projects should be submitted by July 1st or November 1st of each year to the Chair of the Foundations Committee (FC).
Quest is the official journal of the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE) and the leading scholarly journal for professionals in kinesiology and physical education today. Each issue presents new scholarly developments and addresses challenging issues facing professionals across the sub-disciplines of kinesiology.
Nursing and Allied Health
JOLT: Journal of Online Learning and Teaching
MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. The MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication addressing the scholarly use of multimedia resources in online education.
Call for papers: http://jolt.merlot.org/callforpapers.html
Theatre, Dance and Film
AATE: American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Collaborating theatre artists, educators, and scholars
Dance & theatre education sites by Arizona State University
Submit materials & feedback: http://artswork.asu.edu/arts/submit.htm
ATA: The Association of Teaching Arts
A Teaching Artists' Journal for dance and theatre
The Center Theatre Group
L.A.'s Theatre Company: Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, & Kirk Douglas Theatre
Story Collection Project: http://www.centertheatregroup.org/education/40years/
CETL: Center For Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Kennesaw State University
Teaching Journals: http://www.kennesaw.edu/cetl/resources/journals.html
Discipline Specific Teaching Conferences & Workshops: http://www.kennesaw.edu/cetl/resources/na_conf_list.html#discipline
A compilation of various discipline journals - Teaching Theatre, Theatre Topics, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, and Media and Methods Educator.
Teaching journals: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/tat/pdfs/teaching_journals.pdf
Connecticut Film and Digital Media Workforce
Film and digital media education
Professional Associations: http://www.ctfilmworkforce.com/fdme_proassociations.php
Dance Films Association
Furthering the art of dance film.
Dance film submissions: http://dancefilms.org/?s=document+submission
ERIC: Education Resources Information Center
All education literature for theatre, dance, & film.
Online Submission Overview:
Online Submission Guidelines:
Film Studies Association of Canada
Call for papers: http://www.filmstudies.ca/FSAC_cfp.htm
FILTA: Film in Language Teaching Association
Providing a forum for the exchange of information related to the use of film.
International Conference ICT for Language Learning
Call for papers: http://www.pixel-online.net/ICT4LL2011/callforpapers.php
Helping freelance writers to succeed
Submission Guidelines: http://www.freelancewriting.com/guidelines/pages/Detailed/1298.php
International Reading Association
The World's Leading Organization of Literacy Professionals
Journals accepting document submission: http://www.reading.org/General/Publications.aspx
MEA: Media Education Association
Using film in education
Resources & reflections on teaching media
Film teaching guides: http://mediateacher.squarespace.com/film-teaching-guides/
Professional development conference: http://mediateacher.squarespace.com/professional-development/
Missouri State University
A list of discipline specific SoTL journals - Research in drama education & theatre topics
NAMLE: National Association for Media Literacy Education
Expanding and inspiring the use of MLE in the USA
Call for proposals: http://namle.net/conference/call-for-proposals/
Online submission form: http://namle.net/conference/2011-online-proposal-submission-form/
Submission guidelines: http://namle.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/RFP_2011b.pdf
NDEO: National Dance Education Organization
The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of high quality education in the art of dance.
Submission Information: http://www.ndeo.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=893257&module_id=53170
Today's Research. Tomorrow's Inspiration. Teaching performance studies.
The John Hopkins University Press, Guidelines & Document Submission: http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/theatre_journal/guidelines.html
Teacher Development Network
A private, non-profit organization providing workshops and online courses for teacher recertification, professional development, and related needs
Planning, Teaching & Reporting Online
Links to online rubrics and other forms of assessment and evaluation
TAJ: Teaching Artist Journal
A Teaching Artists' Journal for dance and theatre
Teaching Theatre Journal
A publication geared specifically for teaching theatre.
Document Submission: http://www.schooltheatre.org/publications/teaching-theatre
Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Dance/theatre journal: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/dance-theatre-journal.aspx
UCC, University College Cork, Ireland
College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences.
Submission Guidelines: http://www.ucc.ie/en/scenario/authors/SubmissionGuidelines/
Style Sheet Information: http://www.ucc.ie/en/scenario/callforpapers/Stylesheet/
Call for Papers: http://www.ucc.ie/en/scenario/callforpapers/
UH Press Journals Log
Updates on issue contents, abstracts, and other information - theatre.
Trades and Industrial Technology
Aviation Technician Education Council
ATEC is an organization of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Aviation Maintenance Technician schools and supporting industries.
Document Submission: http://www.atec-amt.org/
Professional Aviation Maintenance Association
This is the premier association for the Aviation Maintenance Technician. PAMA promotes professionalism and recognition for the Aviation Maintenance Technician. PAMA does this by fostering continuous improvement in aviation safety and community through communication, education, representation, and support. Guidelines found here, and transcript submission invited.
Teaching Faculty Web Resources
The sources below represent a small sample from a growing literature on assessment and student learning as a practice of higher education teaching faculty. These resources address these current pressing issues broadly or learning assessment in the context of graduate education (i.e., the assessment of graduate programs or the preparation of future faculty to assess student learning) ... more detail
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