Career Services Announcements
Jun 12 2013
Outcome-Based Assessment – Without Fear!
Samuel Ratcliffe

Led by R. Samuel Ratcliffe, Ph.D., NACE President Elect 2013 - 2014

When: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: NYIT, Manhattan campus, Auditorium on Broadway, 1971 Broadway

What You Will Learn
Assessment emphasis is now on student learning outcomes, the metrics have changed from process based to outcomes based, the methodology has shifted from formative to impact, and there has been migration from attendance and satisfaction to measuring changes in learners.

A One Day Guided Hands on "Learn and Work" Program covering:

  • an overview of strategic implications for assessment and stakeholder expectations for transparency and continuous improvement
  • the 3M approach for developing learning outcome strategies that are meaningful, measureable, and manageable
  • the development of learning goals and outcomes and how to distinguish between the two
  • the tools to grow your own learning outcomes and measurement strategies and
  • effective reporting of learning outcomes and strategies for reporting to different stakeholder groups

This session will have broad application across a number of student service areas. All who need a clear understanding of how to develop, measure, and report on student learning outcomes and how to improve strategies emanating from the process, will be able to assess with confidence and without fear.

Speaker Biography
R. Samuel Ratcliffe, Ph.D. has extensive background and a national reputation for his expertise in accountability and assessment for career services, with emphasis on professional standards. He has made over 30 presentations on external reviews, assessment, and professional standards use at conferences such as ACPA, EACE, NACE, NYCEEA. His active consulting practice includes external reviews for colleges and universities. His doctoral work at Virginia Tech focused on higher education administration, and his dissertation study on use of the CAS professional standards by career services directors received widespread recognition.

Starting his career in Student Activities, Dr. Ratcliffe is now President-Elect for 2013-2014 of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). With over twenty-five years of highly successful career services director experience at the Virginia Military Institute, Sam has authored two NACE Journal articles (2008) entitled Developing the career services story: An overview of assessment strategy and Demonstrating career services success: Rethinking how we tell the story. He is also a faculty member in the leadership studies program and leads the council of eight directors for academic success programs.

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