Part of the Jemison Lecture Series.
Current university accountability and accreditation systems require second/foreign language programs to engage in assessment of program-level outcomes, though often such activities are seen as daunting and bureaucratic. How can departments build an assessment system that is meaningful and useful to faculty and students, and develop a proactive assessment culture within an organization? In order to advance useful outcomes assessment practices, empirical observation is needed to examine the lived realities of what works, what does not, and what factors impact sustainable, educative, and systematic outcomes assessment. This talk will highlight recent research on assessment practices in U.S. college second/foreign language programs and suggest some principles that can guide your assessment process and design decisions.
Monday, October 28, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
University Hall, 2100
1402 10th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35294