The 21st Annual Assessment Fair will be held on February 24, 2017, at Prairie State College's Conference Center in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This year’s theme is Assessment: Just and Fair and the keynote speaker will be Norbert Elliot, Professor Emeritus at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The title of his presentation is “Ethical Theory, Writing Performance, and Assessment of Student Learning: Foundational Principles” and will address fairness in assessment and its relation to validity and reliability. The conference website is: http://prairiestate.edu/academics/assessment-fair.aspx. Jason Evans and Carolyn Ciesla coordinated the event.
The 19th Annual Assessment Fair was held at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg, the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Texas Christian University, presented the keynote address. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the New Directions in Teaching and Learning series. Her books include Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment: A Deeper Focus on Student Learning and Meaningful Course Revision: Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data.
The 2015 Assessment Fair focused on the how of assessment. How do we as assessment practitioners move our institutions forward so that they are positioned to adequately face the challenges of today’s world? How have assessment professionals taken action to improve education, learning, and student outcomes? Shannon Flavin served as the event's coordinator. Other details are available online at https://www.waubonsee.edu/learning/success/assessFair/.
2014 - February 21
The 18th Annual Assessment Fair: Assessing the Student Experience, was held at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. The keynote speaker was Jessica Oyler, Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives at Weber State University. Marilee Bresciani, Ph.D., Professor of Postsecondary Education Leadership at San Diego State University, presented the morning keynote address. Breakout session presentations covered assessment at the classroom, course, program and institutional levels. J.Gabe Estill served as the event's coordinator.
2013 - February 15
The 17th Annual Assessment Fair was held on Friday, February 15th, 2013, at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois. The Assessment Diaries: Tales from the Front allowed attendees to learn from the experiences of others and be inspired to continue this important and evolving work back on their own campus. Lisa Wiehle served as the lead coordinator of the event.
The 15th Annual Assessment Fair focused on Strategic Planning and Program Review. The keynote speaker was Jeffrey A. Seybert, director of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Deborah Gentry was the Coordinator of the Planning Committee.
2010 - March 5
The 14th Annual Assessment Fair at Illinois Valley Community College focused on Assessment for Sustainable Excellence in Education. The keynote speaker was Lynn E. Priddy, Vice President for Accreditation Services for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Manuel Gomez and Elaine Novak were co-chairs for the Assessment Fair Committee.