2021 Post-Conference Learning Series: Exemplars, Encores, and Enigmas

Post-Conference E3 Learning Series

To support in-depth learning on influential topics in the field of assessment, AALHE is excited to announce the 2021 Post-Conference E3 Learning Series: Exemplars, Encores, and Enigmas. The series features two-hour workshops and one hour webinars taking place between September and December 2021.

This Post-Conference Learning Series is an opportunity to further the learning from the AALHE 2021 Online Conference and is a continuation of the 2021 Conference Theme: Exemplars, Encores, and Enigmas.

Exemplars: Theory-into-practice presentations to support the assessment community. These sessions will include conversations on established promising practices and valuable examples for practitioners.

Encores: Timely, meaningful, or otherwise notable presentations and conversations that merit revisiting. These sessions may include previous projects that can be expanded; conversations worth having again with a broader audience; and/or replicated assessment results, adjusted processes, or revisited studies.

Enigmas: Questions and theoretical explorations of assessment’s effect on institutions, learners, and the world. These sessions may include research on new innovations, not-as-of-yet-best practices, or proposed solutions to problems assessment practitioners face in the new normal.

Below is a listing of all the upcoming sessions in the E3 Post-Conference Learning Series. Registration is open for select sessions and additional sessions will be scheduled soon!

Register for E3 Learning Series Sessions:

Pandemic: Studying the Past and Improving the Future: Enigma Webinar

September 30 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern

$25 for members; $35 for non-members

Gianina Baker, Tammie Cumming, Natasha Jankowski, Isana Leshchinskaya, Joe Levy, M. David Miller, Terrel Rhodes, & Janet Thiel

This one-hour webinar will explore alternative assessment conceptions informed by survey findings on student and faculty reaction to abrupt changes during the pandemic and emerging and evolving landscapes of post-pandemic assessment. 

Register for Pandemic Studying the Past and Improving the Future


Faculty Engagement in Assessment: Enigma Workshop

October 18 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern 

$50 for members; $65 for non-members

Kathleen Barnes, Eric Bostwick, Ilaria De Santis, Joe Levy, Karen Tarnoff, & Catherine Wehlburg

This two-hour workshop invites participants to share experiences with faculty resistance to assessment, consider self-determination theory as a framework for understanding faculty perspectives on assessment, and examine exemplars in faculty involvement.

Register for Faculty Engagement in Assessment


Integrating Instruction and Assessment and Designing Assessments to Foster Critical Thinking: Exemplar Webinar

November 10 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

$25 for members; $35 for non-members

Teresa Flateby & C. Edward Watson

This one-hour webinar will focus on integrating instruction and assessment and designing assignments to foster students' critical thinking skills. Facilitators will  present an institutional example demonstrating successful integration of assessment and instruction to promote critical thinking and will present tools to create assignments for effectively developing and evaluating students' critical thinking.

Register for Integrating Instruction and Assessment


Preparing reports on curricular and co-curricular assessment: Tools to strengthen and simplify accreditation reports: Enigma Workshop

November 15 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

$50 for members; $65 for non-members

Frederick Burrack, Charlie Potts, Amy Svirsky, & Chris Vanderloo

Participants in this two-hour workshop will learn how to use Canvas Assessment Tools with Automated Data Collection into Power BI to present curricular findings and how to involve students and self-assessment into co-curricular assessment practice and reporting.

Register for Curricular and Co-Curricular Assessment


The Landscape of Learning: Findings from 5 Years of AAC&U's Nationwide VALUE Assessment Initiative: Encore Webinar

November 16 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

$25 for members; $35 for non-members

Terrel Rhodes & Kate McConnell

This one-hour webinar presents findings on quality of student learning, equity, and diversity garnered from five years of nationwide use of the AAC&U Value Rubrics.

Register for Landscape of Learning


Road to Equity in Assessment - Encore Workshop

December 1 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

$50 for members; $65 for non-members

Linda Bastone, Divya Bheda, Gianina Baker, Wendy Crocker, Gavin Henning, Natasha Jankowski, Anne Lundquist, Erick Montenegro, Mamta Saxena, & Karen Singer-Freeman

This two-hour workshop allows participants to identify theories that can inform an institution’s efforts to increase equity in assessment, reset the assessment cycle to include considerations of equity, employ inclusive decision making, and move from transaction to transformation.

Register for Road to Equity in Assessment


Learning Improvement at Public, Community, and Private Arts Colleges: Exemplar Workshop

December 13 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

$50 for members; $65 for non-members

Katie Boyd, Kathleen Gorski, Yao Hill, Jill Kern, Kelsey Kirland, Jason Lyons, & Julie Morrison

This two-hour workshop will present tenets of learning improvement, exemplars of learning improvement in general education and discipline-specific settings, and strategies for enacting assessment to improve student learning.

Register for Learning Improvement




Interested in sponsoring the E3 Learning Series? The sponsor prospectus will be available by September 7. In the meantime you can email Angela Hoffman-Cooper, Executive Director at [email protected] for additional information about sponsorship opportunities.


Questions about the AALHE 2021 Post-Conference E3 Learning Series? Contact [email protected].