Institute Sessions


Centering Healing for Our Students
Dr. Gianina Baker, Acting Director at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
Tuesday, July 12 | 8:15-9:15 am (Pacific Time)

This plenary session focuses on an emerging trend in the assessment field—healing-centered assessment. Building off literature specific to trauma-informed teaching and learning in both P-12 and postsecondary spaces, this plenary reflects on local and national events in the last year and explores the future as we ponder what healing-centered assessment practice is and how to sustain it into the future.

Relationship-Rich Education: Making College Equitable, Flexible, and Humane 
Peter FeltenExecutive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University
Wednesday, July 13 | 8:15-9:15 am (Pacific Time)

Decades of research demonstrate that the quality of student-faculty, student-staff, and student-student interactions are foundational to engaging, inclusive, and purposeful learning. Educational relationships influence motivation, learning, belonging, and achievement for all students, and particularly for new majority students. Drawing on some 400 interviews with students, faculty, and staff across U.S. higher education, this interactive session will explore practical strategies that you can use to ensure that all students experience welcome and care, become inspired to learn, and explore the big questions that matter for their lives and our communities.

Pre-Institute Workshops

Monday, July 11, 2022 | 12:30-2:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Turning Evidence into more Equitable Outcomes for Students: Lessons from the National Institute for Learning Outcomes (NILOA) and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Jillian Kinzie (National Survey of Students Engagement) and Gianina Baker (National Institute on Learning Outcomes Assessment)

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Guided Pathways as an Equity Framework
Emily Lardner (Highline College) and Wendy Rockhill (Seattle Central Community College)

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Cultivating Leadership for Institutional Change
Larry Roper (Oregon State University)

This interactive workshop will allow participants to explore the leadership landscape at their institution and within higher education and consider possibilities for how to achieve the meaningful change/transformation they seek. The workshop will focus on:

  • Understanding challenges and change;
  • Making sense of relationships and interactions;
  • Embracing leadership and the possibilities it presents;
  • Declaring, committing and working towards desired outcomes

Growing a Sustainable Learning Community Program: Why and How? 
Rachel Singer (Washington Center) and Janine Graziano (Kingsborough Community College)

This interactive, self-reflective workshop will explore why we do learning communities and how to best start, support, sustain, and expand them. Participants will be invited to think about and discuss how to implement and grow learning communities on their campuses and will walk away with a plan for doing so.