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Call for Presentations


Add to the meaningful dialogue as a conference presenter at the three-day Community College Conference on Learning Assessment. You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for a 75 minute concurrent session presentation (February 5-6, 2017)  or a 4 hour pre-conference workshop (February 5, 2017).

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016 (Now Closed)
Notifications of Acceptance: June 2016

Conference Goal:

This conference will provide participants with theoretical and practical support for developing and implementing learning assessment activities that take into account the lived experience in today’s community and technical colleges.

Target Audiences:

  • Teaching faculty
  • Deans
  • Librarians
  • Counselors
  • College Presidents
  • Institutional research, effectiveness and assessment staff
  • Academic affairs administrators and staff
  • Student affairs administrators and staff

Session and Time Formats:

Pre-conference Workshops are 3 hours and provide an in-depth educational session at the conference. Pre-conference workshops will be scheduled on Sunday, February 5 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Concurrent Sessions are 75 minutes and provide the foundation of the educational content at the conference. Each of the concurrent sessions will feature six breakout sessions and will be scheduled over the first two days of the conference.

Share your expertise and best practices through one of the following tracks.

Conference Tracks:

1. Assessment in Practice
Learning outcomes assessment – from theory to practice
2. Career Pathways
Learning outcomes assessment – recommended curriculum is identified to ensure appropriate knowledge and skills within a career cluster
3. Curriculum Renewal
Learning outcome assessment- review, research, and reimagine curriculum based upon trends and data
4. Faculty and Staff Development
Learning outcomes assessment – an essential partnership with faculty and staff development
5. Student Affairs
Learning outcomes assessment – student affairs and the assessment of learning beyond the classroom
6. Using Data to Close the Institutional Effectiveness Loop
Learning assessment data – collection, communication and action

Guidelines for Submission:

Preferred proposals clearly outline learning outcomes, promise a dynamic and creative format, and actively engage the audience. Submission deadline is April 29, 2016.

Acceptance of presentation proposals will take place in June 2016. Presentations will be reviewed for relevance and purpose to provide a balanced educational program. Primary presenters will be notified via email and are responsible for notifying other co-presenters of the committee’s decision. If accepted, presenters need to confirm their intention to attend. Upon acceptance of the presentation proposal, each presenter agrees to present the proposed session, register and pay for the conference by August 31, 2016.(presenters are paid neither honoraria nor expenses).

For questions regarding the call for presentations, please contact:

Karen Borglum
Assistant Vice President, Curriculum & Assessment
Valencia College

Shuana Anstey
Conferencing and College Events
Valencia College