Registration Opens
January 9th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Dates:
April 6 - May 8, 2015

Registration Deadline:
March 24, 2015
Fee: $425.00

Course limited to the first 25 registrants

 

 

Course Dates:
May 4 - May 29, 2015

Registration Deadline:
April 21, 2015
Fee: $425.00

Course limited to the first 25 registrants

 

 

Our Invitation to You

The National Resource Center is pleased to now offer online courses on current topics related to the first-year experience and students in transition. Online courses are designed to come as close as possible to providing students with the same course content and opportunities for interaction with classmates and with the instructor as traditional or classroom-based courses as well as take advantage of pedagogy and teaching techniques that are not possible or uncommon in a traditional format. Our online courses will take place during a four-week period with the majority of instruction occurring in an asynchronous environment. Asynchronous instruction is neither timebound nor place-bound and does not require the simultaneous participation of all students and instructors. It utilizes toolssuch as email, threaded discussions/forums, listservs, and blog.

Registrations Opens January 9, 2015

Made to Measure: Intermediate Principles of Assessment


Instructor
Dallin George Young
Assistant Director for Research, Grants, and Assessment
University of South Carolina

Dallin George Young

Dallin George Young

Dallin George Young is the Assistant Director for Research, Grants, and Assessment at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. In this role he facilitates a number of national surveys and coordinates research collaborations between the National Resource Center and the international higher education community. Young has experience serving in assessment-related roles at the University of Georgia and Georgia Gwinnett College and is an active member of the Planning, Innovation, and Assessment Council at the University of South Carolina. Young has published manuscripts on learning outcomes, assessment practices, professional preparation, and first-year seminars in scholarly journals and a recently released research report.



COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is aimed at making assessment more manageable for higher education professionals who have been tasked with conducting assessment, but perhaps have lingering questions about how to make their assessment efforts more efficient and effective. Developing the skills necessary to plan, carry out, interpret, and implement assessment activities is important to those who have been tasked with these responsibilities.  This course aims to provide information and techniques to those interested in developing intermediate-level proficiency with assessment and evaluation.  The course will cover topics such as aligning assessment plans with department, division, and institutional goals; knowing how to gather and make sense of qualitative and quantitative data; connecting assessment results to program improvements; and developing relationships with key stakeholders in the process.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES

As a result of completing in this course, participants will

  1. Understand the process of developing aligned assessment plans
  2. Detail practical concerns with assessing impact of student engagement
  3. Explore how assessment questions lead to data analysis
  4. Examine effective reporting of assessment results
  5. Identify methods of using assessment results to improve program effectiveness


Transitions of the Collegiate Athlete


Instructor
Talea Drummer
the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services
Kent State University

Dr.Drummer

Talea Drummer

Dr. Talea Drummer is the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services at Kent State University in Kent, OH. Drummer has the responsibility of overseeing the Career Development initiatives as well as the programming for at-risk student-athletes at Kent State. Additionally, Dr. Drummer supervises the graduate interns that works in the office and coordinates the academic efforts for the football team. Drummer is also an adjunct faculty member in the Sport Administration department at Kent State University teaching a course on the governance of sports. Drummer’s research has reviewed sophomore student-athletes and their unique needs. Prior to Kent State, Drummer worked as a First Year Advisor at her undergraduate alma mater, Miami University, where she oversaw the daily operations of the building and academically advised freshmen that lived in her residence hall, which was themed RedHawk Traditions: History, Traditions & Athletics and hosed a number of Miami’s student-athletes.

Drummer earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Miami University in 2006, her master’s degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville in 2008, and is a proud alum of Kent State as she earned her doctorate in 2014.



COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will review the various transitions that may occur within the NCAA Athlete experience such as transitioning from high school to college as well as transitioning into eligibility requirements entering into particular semesters. It will evaluate the role of sport with the student-athlete experience. The course will provide an introductory analysis of the athletic experience through the lens of Division-I, -II, and -III athletes. Finally it will allow participants the opportunity to share views of working with student-athletes and gain a better understanding of how to support them.

COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES

As a result of completing in this course, participants will

  1. Recognize the differences in divisions within NCAA and the effects on the athlete experience
  2. Review various transitions of the collegiate athlete
  3. Recognize influences on collegiate sport related to student-athletes
  4. Identify ways of further support for the collegiate athlete




Participants will earn 1.5 continuing education units.