SEVENTH ANNUAL INSTITUTE
ON BEST PRACTICES IN INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
July 13-16, 2014 in San Antonio, TX
at the Embassy Suites San Antonio Riverwalk – Downtown

Conference Agenda at a Glance

 

Day 1 – Sunday, July 13

12:30 – 12:40 pm

WELCOME!

12:40 –   2:15 pm

Session I:  How Much Data Do You Need to Make a Decision?

Presenter: Rob Johnstone, National Center for Inquiry and Improvement

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Break

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Session II:  What Is Institutional Effectiveness and What Should It Look Like at My Institution?

Presenter: Terri Manning, The Center for Applied Research

Day 2 – Monday, July 14

8:30 – 10:15 am

Session III:  Why Program and Unit Review: Philosophy and Practice?

Presenter: Terri Manning, The Center for Applied Research

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Session IV:  Rethinking General Education: Is it General Knowledge Needed in the 21st Century? 

Presenter: Terri Manning, The Center for Applied Research

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 –   2:00 pm

Session V:  Assessment: Lessons Learned from the Field

Presenters: Jillian Kenzie, University of Indiana and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

2:00 – 2:15 pm

Break

2:15 – 4:30 pm

Session V:  (continued)

Day 3 – Tuesday, July 15

8:30 – 10:15 am

Session VI:  Strategic Planning: A Process and Product for the 21st Century

Presenter: Kristie Sullivan, Dean, Planning and Research, Sandhills Community College

10:15 – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 – 11:45 am

Session VI:  (continued)

11:45 – 12:45 pm

Lunch

12:45 –   2:30 pm

Session VII:  The Student Success Agenda: How to Evaluate Interventions to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

Presenter: Terri Manning, The Center for Applied Research

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 – 4:15 pm

Session VIII:  Accreditation Issues and Topics

Robin Hoffman, Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Day 4 – Wednesday, July 16

8:30 – 10:00 am

Session IX:  Using Qualitative Methods to Evaluate Programs and Services
Sabrena Turner-Odom – Los Angeles Southwest College
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 12:00 pm Session IX:  (continued)
12:15 pm Farewell and Good Luck!

 

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