Assessment Diaries

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Assessment Diaries is ECC's annual half-day conference dedicated to sharing lessons learned and applicable strategies related to any stage of assessment of student learning across the college. At its foundations, assessment involves 1) identifying a problem, opportunity, or research question 2) Looking into it 3) Interpreting and responding accordingly. Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to hear from and learn from their colleagues.

Assessment Diaries 2020 Presentation Materials

Click the links below to access the presentation materials from the sessions of Assessment Diaries 2020.

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 8:45am- 1:15pm in the E Building


  • 8:15- 8:45am Check in/Breakfast
  • 8:45- 9:00am Welcome
  • 9:05- 9:50am Session Block 1
  • 10:00- 10:45am Session Block 2
  • 10:45- 11:15am Break and SLAAC Employability Skills Activity
  • 11:15am- 12:00pm Session Block 3
  • 12:15- 1:15 pm Lunch and Annual Assessment Awards

Register at accessECC, choose CFD 500 100.

Sessions include

Session Block 1: 9:05- 9:50am

Trans*forming Educational Spaces: The Experiences of Trans* Students in the Community College EnvironmentLori Clark (English)
Reviving Research Assignments: Strategies for Improving Student Research OutcomesStacey Shah (Library)
Growth Mindset: Developing a New Classroom CultureDan Kernler (Math) and Greg Wheaton (Math)

Session Block 2: 10:00- 10:45am

Let’s Get Real About Student ResponsibilityRyan Kerr (English)
Mind Mapping—It’s All About Relationships!Ginger Bohlen (Biology)
Updates from the Faculty Research CommunityPatrician O’ Brien (Sociology), Kimberly A. Reed (Sociology), Rituparna Saha (Chemistry), Meg Bucaro Wojitas (Communication Studies)

Session Block 3: 11:15- 12:00pm

Your Syllabus an an Equity ToolKris Campbell (Math)
Quizlet: Supplementing Classroom Instruction with a Digital Learning ToolLaura Haske (Paralegal) and Silvia Schrage (ESL)
Student Involvement in Research as Experiential LearningFred Vogt (Biology)

Submit a Proposal for Assessment Diaries 2020

Generally, the 45- minute sessions might be an 1) interactive workshop or “how to” in a particular area OR a 2) Lessons Learned from a particular question, research project, or initiative. Possible topics might include

  • Ways you’ve changed your course, your syllabus, an assignment, or a grading instrument, and how you’ve tracked the impact
  • Strategies you use to solicit feedback from students to improve your teaching and the classroom experience.
  • Assessment endeavors, from anywhere on the assessment cycle (planning -> implementation -> measuring impact -> analysis -> changes and beyond), by any of the following Individual faculty, Academic departments, Co-curricular units

Proposals (working title, brief description) should be submitted via the Online Form by Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Presenters will be notified by December 13, 2019.

Not sure if Assessment Diaries is the right event for your idea? Feel free to go ahead and submit and you’ll receive feedback and support. Or, contact Tyler Roeger, Director of CETL, at