Position Announcement: Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation

Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is seeking to hire a Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation to join our team. The Coordinator will assist with managing evaluation projects, institutional and program-level learning outcomes assessment, as well as other related duties that emerge in the Provost’s office. Further details can be found at https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=86570&job=coordinator-for-assessment-and-evaluation-office-of-the-provost-and-vice-chancellor-for-academic-affairs-a1700645

 

Article: Curriculum development, lesson planning, and delivery: A guide to Native language immersion

Congrats to Martin Reinhardt on publishing “Curriculum development, lesson planning, and delivery: A guide to Native language immersion!”

Abstract: In 2016, Dr. Martin Reinhardt and Dr. Jioanna Carjuzaa produced a series of three webinars concerning Indigenous language immersion programs. The first webinar focused on broad curriculum development ideas including core relationships, guidelines and principles for effective pedagogy, and models. The second webinar focused on the elements of lesson planning. The third and last webinar focused on assessments and the use of rubrics aligned with Indigenous language standards. The content of the webinars has been transposed into the following chapter with certain modifications.

Subjects: Education; Education Studies; Multicultural Education; Curriculum Studies

Read the full article online!

Association for Institutional Research (AIR) 57th Annual Forum…Register Today!

MEET US IN DC

57TH AIR ANNUAL FORUM
MAY 30 – JUNE 2, 2017

The Forum, the annual conference for the Association for Institutional Research, is the world’s largest gathering of higher education professionals in institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning and related fields. The four-day event features more than 300 educational sessions and an Exhibit Hall showcasing the latest tools and services for these higher education fields.  Register today!

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Monday 5/29

Tuesday 5/30 Forum Opening Day

Wednesday 5/31

Thursday 6/1

Friday 6/2

* Additional Fee Require

 

CREA Partners with Evaluation 2016 in Atlanta

BPC is very pleased to announce CREA’s second partnership with AEA to provide another outstanding  thread of pre-conference workshops pertinent to culturally responsive evaluation. Dr. Bowman will be a part of CREA’s team of presenters. Please take a look and we hope to see you there.

CREA Education Comes to Atlanta through Evaluation 2016

The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) has partnered with the American Evaluation Association (AEA) to offer a unique thread of professional development training options as part of the pre- and post-conference professional development workshops during Evaluation 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. CREA has created six workshop opportunities that focus on evaluation theory, methods, and practice grounded in culturally responsive evaluation.

CREA Professional Development Workshops

Contemporary Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Latino Communities
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Presenters: Leah Christina Neubauer and Lisa Aponte-Soto

This workshop will focus on contemporary culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) practice with Latino communities. Latinos are the fastest growing population in the United States, accounting for 16.3 percent of the total population (2010 census). CRE with multinational, racial, and ethnic Latino communities demands highly skilled evaluators who can employ evaluation approaches which align and support diverse perspectives in all evaluation phases. The session will begin with a brief history of social justice oriented evaluation theories, CRE, and Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit). This paradigmatic framing will provide a foundation to discuss the nine-step CRE process in action with Latino communities. Facilitators will highlight synthesized literature and draw on their own indigenous praxis-oriented perspectives. Participants should come prepared to ‘dig deep’ and share their experiences with Latino-focused evaluation planning and practice.

Foundations of Culturally Responsive Evaluation
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Rodney K. Hopson and Karen E. Kirkhart

This workshop addresses theoretical foundations of Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) and the strategies that operationalize it in evaluation practice. Following opening introductions, presenters set the context with a brief history of how the evaluation profession is coming to a clearer appreciation of the centrality of culture. Against this backdrop, the history of CRE’s development is highlighted and key theoretical elements are identified. The workshop then transitions from theory to practice in three segments. The first segment pairs analysis of evaluation contexts with reflections on one’s own cultural location as an evaluator. This prepares participants to consider methods that are culturally congruent with their contexts of practice, noting potential strengths and limitations of each. CRE values the return of benefit to the community, and the third segment examines both methods and issues in communicating findings. Presenters pair examples from the literature with participants’ own examples to connect workshop content with participants’ contexts, interests, and concerns. The closing segment returns to Big Picture issues such as the fundamental grounding of CRE in social justice and how this poses important metaevaluation questions that connect to both ethics and validity.

Original Instructions: Utilizing Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform & Transform Evaluation Practice
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Fiona Cram and Nicole R. Bowman

This workshop focuses on the culturally responsive evaluation of services and programs provided for and/or designed by Indigenous peoples. The workshop is structured to answer three key questions in Indigenous Evaluation (IE): 1.) Who should undertake IE? 2.) What do evaluators need to understand about Indigenous contexts? How should IE be done?

Cultural Responsiveness and Mixed Methods Research
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Presenters: Jori Hall

This engaging half-day workshop presents an introduction to mixed methods research, focusing on cultural responsiveness. Participants will explore key principles of cultural responsiveness and consider how these principles can be applied to mixed methods research. Topics covered related to mixed methods research include the benefits and challenges of mixed methods; when to use mixed methods; paradigmatic issues; research design conceptualization; and data integration. By attending the workshop, participants will be better able to apply cultural responsive understandings to the crafting of their own mixed methods project.

Culturally Relevant Evaluation and Research from a Quantitative Perspective
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Toks Fashola

This workshop will address culturally relevant and evaluative research from a quantitative perspective. The workshop seeks to engage the workshop participants in the process of creating a culturally relevant topic, and exploring quantitative ways to address this topic. The process will involve creating culturally relevant and quantitatively sound methods to create constructs, surveys, data dictionaries, and to administer enter, and interpret data. The outcome(s) will help to create and produce data that are not only rigorous and robust, but also data that can address topics of social justice, culturally relevant evaluation, and theories of change. The workshop will use some examples of projects that currently exist, and projects that are in progress. Workshop participants will be encouraged and guided to become informed consumers of quantitative research.

Utilization of a Racial Equity Lens to help Guide Strategic Engagement and Evaluation
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Paul Elam, Willard Walker, and LaShaune Johnson

This workshop focuses on the practical use of a racial equity lens when conducting evaluation. The framework argues that culture and race are important considerations when conducting an evaluation because we believe that there are both critical and substantive nuances that are often missed, ignored, and/or misinterpreted when an evaluator is not aware of the culture of those being evaluated. Participants will be provided with a Template for Analyzing Programs through a Culturally Responsive and Racial Equity Lens, designed to focus deliberately on an evaluation process that takes race, culture, equity, and community context into consideration.

Register for Evaluation 2016 and learn more about the CREA workshops by visiting the Evaluation 2016 website.

“Promising Practices in Tribally Driven Participatory Research” Presented by Dr. Bowman

IMG_1229Dr. Nicole Bowman-Farrell will present “Promising Practices in Tribally Driven Participatory Research: An Effective Model for Tribal and Non-Tribal Research Partnerships”, at the 3rd International Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) conference that will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton hotel.

Session Details:
Session Title: Paper 5b: Perspectives In Evaluation Training, Thinking And Practice
Date and Time: 22/Apr/2016, 9:00am – 10:30am

Registration and more info:

http://education.illinois.edu/CREA/conference

 

Sign Up for the CREA CRIE Workshop!

CREADr. Nicole Bowman will be providing a preconference workshop at the international conference for the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA). The Third International CREA 2016 conference will be held April 20-22 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

The preconference workshop is entitled, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE): Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice that will be co-presented with Dr. Fiona Cram.

Dr. Nicky’s preconference workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the Chicago Room of the Palmer House Hilton from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The annual CREA Conference is to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from around the country and internationally to focus on the role of cultural theory and practices of evaluation and assessment. The conference title, The Next Generation of Theory and Practice: Rethinking Equity through Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment, provides a central focus that is also guided by the five themes of: broadening participation in STEM and beyond; capacity building in global and local communities and neighborhoods; development of equitable measures, methods and metrics; policies and practices of influence and consequence; and examples of effective models of collaborations and networks.

We look forward to you joining us at the Third International CREA conference!

*Sign up!

See Dr. Bowman and Dr. Cram at a CREA CRIE PreConference Workshop

dr cram dr bowmanDr. Nicole Bowman and Dr. Fiona Cram will be presenting at CREA’s 3rd International Conference “The Next Generation of Theory and Practice: Rethinking Equity through Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment”

Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE): Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice

The workshop will provide real-world application of Indigenous Evaluation models, strategies, and tools using examples of collaborative models for working with Indigenous organizations and communities.

*Sign up today!

*CREA Conference Website

Dr. Bowman at Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment

crea logoDr. Nicole Bowman-Farrell will present “Promising Practices in Tribally Driven Participatory Research: An Effective Model for Tribal and Non-Tribal Research Partnerships”, at the 3rd International Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) conference that will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton hotel.

Session Details:
Session Title: Paper 5b: Perspectives In Evaluation Training, Thinking And Practice
Date and Time: 22/Apr/2016, 9:00am – 10:30am

Registration and more info:

http://education.illinois.edu/CREA/conference

Check out the CREA Conference Schedule!

crea logoCheck out the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment’s (CREA) Third International Conference Schedule!

*Register now!

The Next Generation of Theory and Practice: Rethinking Equity through Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment.

Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois April 20 to April 22, 2016 Preconference Workshops April 19

Early Bird Registration Deadline March 20, 2016

http://education.illinois.edu/CREA/conference

Selected Program Highlights

April 20

Keynote Address

Manulani Aluli-Meyer, Ph.D. (University of Hawaii at West Oahu).

Transformative Epistemology: Hawaiian, Indigenous, and Holographic (aka: Universality found in all specifics)

Welcome Reception

April 21

Morning Plenary

  1. Wade Boykin, Ph.D. Howard University

Human Diversity & the Pedagogical Troika

James Gee, Ph.D. Arizona State University

The Critical Role of Culture and Language in Learning and its Assessment

Edmund W. Gordon Distinguished Senior Scholar Lecture

Lloyd Bond, Ph.D. Retired, Senior Research Scientist, Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching

When Tests Miss the Mark: Toward More Culturally Responsive Assessment

Discussant: Joann Gorin, Ph.D. Vice President for Research, ETS

April 22

Keynote Address

Alfredo Artiles Ph.D., Arizona State University

Standard interventions in the time of differences: Notes on the role of culture and equity

April 19 Preconference Workshops

http://education.illinois.edu/CREA/conference/crea-pre-conference-workshops-2016

Full Day Workshop:

Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE): Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice

Fiona Cram, (Maori/ Ngati Kahungunu) Ph.D., Director, Katoa Ltd. (Auckland, New Zealand)

Nicole Bowman (Mohican/Munsee), Ph.D., President, Bowman Performance Consulting

Half Day Workshops:

Culturally Relevant Evaluation Meets Quantitative Research Methodology: What is the outcome?

Olatokunbo Fashola, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University/MERAssociates

Evaluating Broadening Participation in STEM Programs: Issues and Approaches

Leslie Goodyear, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Education Development Center

Gary Silverstein, Ph.D., Associate Director, WESTAT

Kamau Bobb, Ph.D., Program Officer, NSF, Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Foundations of Culturally Responsive Evaluation

Rodney Hopson, Ph.D. Professor, George Mason University

Karen Kirkhart, Ph.D. Professor, Syracuse University

Putting Communities at the Center of Community-based Evaluation

Katrina L. Bledsoe, Ph.D., Senior Research Director and Founding Director, ThinkShift

Sign Up for the Center for CREA CRIE: Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice PreConference Workshop!

crealogoDr. Nicole Bowman will be providing a preconference workshop at the international conference for the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA).

The Third International CREA 2016 conference will be held April 20-22 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Nicky’s preconference workshop is entitled, Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE): Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform/Transform Evaluation Practice.

Dr. Bowman will co-present with Dr. Fiona Cram on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 in the Chicago Room of the Palmer House Hilton from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

*Sign up!

*Stay tuned more info to come!