We offer a long list of live webinars throughout each semester including product tutorials to best practices as well as many that are marked with equivalencies for professional development. Our webinars require internet and phone access and group participation is welcomed.

Recordings of these live webinars will also be made available to Member Campuses. There are also recordings available from our Innovation Webinar Series.

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Upcoming Webinars in alphabetical order.
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Skill Level: Advanced

Melissa Wright

Adapted from a conference paper given at the SUNY Conference on Writing, this webinar will provide a brief overview of the concept of formative assessment as articulated in recent scholarship. This overview will help demonstrate how writing instruction lends itself to the incorporation of formative assessment and may also reveal the ways in which writing instructors already engage in a number of formative assessment practices. The co-presenters will also share tips and experiences using formative assessment in their own classrooms as instructors of college-level writing courses as well as offer options to Baseline users for engaging in formative assessment through the Student Response System.

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Skill Level: Advanced

Debra Hunter

Interested in how you can take your data analysis to the next level? After a brief review of levels of measurement and descriptive statistics, the focus of this session will be on the uses of inferential statistics that are often conducted with an advanced statistical software package (e.g., SPSS). Examples include t-tests, ANOVAs, and chi squares. We will review the purpose behind each of these types of analyses and provide easy-to-understand examples for which you may consider using these more advanced statistics.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Jenna Ralicki

Caring for students’ mental health and well-being requires a clear assessment plan that includes being able to ask about and identify their current states of health, offering support and services they need, ensuring the right programs and services are in place and accessible to students who need the them, and determining service effectiveness and impact. This webinar will focus on student mental-health assessment data, trends, and opportunities.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Jenna Ralicki

During this session we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the tools and functions available in the Baseline site to review your data. Even if you haven’t collected data yet, it is helpful to know how you will use the data when you are still in the assessment planning stages. Participants will learn how to create and customize graphs; apply filters to view subsets of data; create saved views of data; export data; and set up comparison reports of data across time, between groups or programs, or before and after an intervention.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Katie Felton

Though the Student Strengths Inventory & Continuing Student Assessment are powerful instruments on their own, there is a lot more Beacon users can do to maximize their retention and student success efforts. In this webinar, we will discuss best practices for launching these instruments as well as adding custom institutional questions to capture important campus-specific data. We will also provide examples of questions across a variety of topics and populations, including financial aid, mental health, and first-year experience, all of which can be included as custom questions and Baseline triggers for ongoing assessment efforts. Though the webinar will not get into thorough technical detail, we will provide an overview of the purpose and concept of custom questions and triggers.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Dan Norton

The involvement data that CollegiateLink collects can be used in many ways to help support office or divisional goals. This session focuses on the reporting features of CollegiateLink along with strategies and examples of using data from the system to answer interesting questions.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Ryan O'Connell

Campuses frequently have a need to set-up budgeting request processes for their student organizations, which can lead to a lot of questions and a lot of paperwork. The Budgeting Tool within CollegiateLink was designed to make this process more efficient for both students and administrators. This webinar will offer a review of this tool, as well as a comprehensive guide to getting started on your campus. Join us to learn more about this great feature and how to leverage it on your campus.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Katie Felton

This session will focus on the tools and concepts that represent the foundation of campus-wide elections. This session is geared towards the primary administrative user(s) of CollegiateLink who will be managing elections.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Kevin Bates

This session will deliver an in-depth review of the financial management system in CollegiateLink. This session is geared toward the primary financial administrative user(s) of CollegiateLink who will be reviewing or approving activities fee allocations, managing transactions, and processing funding/purchasing requests.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Allison Laske

This session will focus on the key concepts and use of the form-building functionality of CollegiateLink which are core components in various processes. A discussion and demonstration of the organization registration functionality as well as the incorporation of additional fields will be considerable areas of focus. This session is geared toward administrative users who are integral in the incorporation of CollegiateLink into campus processes.

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Skill Level: Advanced

Jess Kitt

Have you wondered how many people are visiting your CollegiateLink site? Do you have access to Google Analytics and are wondering how to utilize it? This webinar will explain various ways to use Google Analytics to analyze your site.

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Skill Level: Advanced

Steve Szopinski

The Campus Labs Course Evaluation platform provides faculty and administrators with advanced evaluation tools and reporting capabilities to easily integrate course evaluation data into program planning, decision-making, and administrative review processes. This webinar will discuss the online and offline reporting tools that are available to campus administrators and faculty members.

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Upcoming Baseline Series Webinars in alphabetical order.
(Click on a webinar title for description and registration information.)

    Skill Level: Advanced

    Melissa Wright

    Adapted from a conference paper given at the SUNY Conference on Writing, this webinar will provide a brief overview of the concept of formative assessment as articulated in recent scholarship. This overview will help demonstrate how writing instruction lends itself to the incorporation of formative assessment and may also reveal the ways in which writing instructors already engage in a number of formative assessment practices. The co-presenters will also share tips and experiences using formative assessment in their own classrooms as instructors of college-level writing courses as well as offer options to Baseline users for engaging in formative assessment through the Student Response System.

    Register now

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    Skill Level: Advanced

    Debra Hunter

    Interested in how you can take your data analysis to the next level? After a brief review of levels of measurement and descriptive statistics, the focus of this session will be on the uses of inferential statistics that are often conducted with an advanced statistical software package (e.g., SPSS). Examples include t-tests, ANOVAs, and chi squares. We will review the purpose behind each of these types of analyses and provide easy-to-understand examples for which you may consider using these more advanced statistics.

    Register now

    Register for this webinar

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Jenna Ralicki

    Caring for students’ mental health and well-being requires a clear assessment plan that includes being able to ask about and identify their current states of health, offering support and services they need, ensuring the right programs and services are in place and accessible to students who need the them, and determining service effectiveness and impact. This webinar will focus on student mental-health assessment data, trends, and opportunities.

    Register now

    Register for this webinar

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Jenna Ralicki

    During this session we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the tools and functions available in the Baseline site to review your data. Even if you haven’t collected data yet, it is helpful to know how you will use the data when you are still in the assessment planning stages. Participants will learn how to create and customize graphs; apply filters to view subsets of data; create saved views of data; export data; and set up comparison reports of data across time, between groups or programs, or before and after an intervention.

    Register now

    Register for this webinar

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Katie Felton

    Though the Student Strengths Inventory & Continuing Student Assessment are powerful instruments on their own, there is a lot more Beacon users can do to maximize their retention and student success efforts. In this webinar, we will discuss best practices for launching these instruments as well as adding custom institutional questions to capture important campus-specific data. We will also provide examples of questions across a variety of topics and populations, including financial aid, mental health, and first-year experience, all of which can be included as custom questions and Baseline triggers for ongoing assessment efforts. Though the webinar will not get into thorough technical detail, we will provide an overview of the purpose and concept of custom questions and triggers.

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    Skill Level: Advanced

    Melissa Wright

    While there is clearly great value in annual assessment planning processes, focusing too closely on our program outcomes year after year can also divert our attention from other problems and questions across an institution. In this webinar, we will discuss the concept of problem-based assessment and how it can be leveraged to engage faculty and staff in the assessment process both in and outside the standard annual assessment cycle.

    Guest Presenters:

    Linda Pursley, Ph.D., is the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA where she also serves as a faculty member to doctoral students. In her role as Director, she works with colleagues to design and conduct research to inform strategic planning and evaluation efforts, including self-studies and program reviews; coordinates the development and implementation of short and long term plans for assessment and evaluation across the University; and supports faculty and staff in their assessment and evaluation efforts, among other duties. Prior to joining Lesley in June, 2005, Linda served as the Special Assistant to the President and Director of Research for Planning and Evaluation at Cambridge College. She holds a PhD in Program Evaluation and Planning from Cornell University, a Master’s degree in Family Relations and Human Development from The Ohio State University, and a Graduate Certificate Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University. In addition to her experience in assessment, planning, and research in higher education, she has also worked abroad as a Curriculum Specialist in Awassa, Ethiopia and a Technical Adviser in Maseru, Lesotho. Linda has also published and presented on topics in assessment and evaluation and participatory approaches to research and evaluation.

    Sharron L. Ronco, Ph.D., is Marquette University's Assessment Director, assisting academic departments and co-curricular units in the assessment of student learning outcomes for program improvement.  Before joining Marquette in August, 2011, Dr. Ronco was Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis at Florida Atlantic University, overseeing the university's data collection and reporting, surveys and analysis, accreditation, and assessment for institutional effectiveness.  She also spent twenty years working in higher education in Texas; first as a Branch Chief in the Dallas regional office of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, and later as Director of Institutional Studies at the University of Texas El Paso. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Statistics from the University of North Texas.  A native of Milwaukee, Dr. Ronco's bachelor's degree from Marquette University and master's degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee prepared her for an earlier career in secondary school teaching and bilingual education. She is active as a presenter and program committee member in state, regional and national institutional research associations, and has publications addressing the use of statistical techniques for understanding student enrollment behaviors, and in assessment.

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Jess Kitt

    In this webinar, we will discuss student employment and engagement on campus. Additionally, we will explain how you can track and assess a student employment curriculum through Baseline and CollegiateLink.

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    Skill Level: Advanced

    Emily-Rose Barry

    This session is targeted to new users who have access to Self-Service Survey Builder and will be creating their own surveys in the system. During this live demonstration session, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create different question types, question options, and customized display and skip rules in the Baseline system.

    Note: Not all Baseline users have access to build their own surveys. Contact us if you are unsure if this webinar is right for you.

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Emily-Rose Barry

    Rubrics are a very valuable tool for measuring learning directly and objectively. In this session, participants will learn what rubrics are and the general benefits of incorporating rubrics in assessment. The majority of the session will provide participants with a walkthrough of creating and analyzing rubrics within our Baseline assessment platform.

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    Skill Level: Beginner

    Dan Kaczmarek

    Data is only as good as the actions you take with the information you receive. Some of the best data will impact the respondents in the moment. That is the goal of Baseline’s new Student Response System. This session will take attendees for a walkthrough of the Student Response System in the context of formative assessment methodologies and offer suggestions for how you can leverage this new polling tool as part of your overall assessment plan.

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    Skill Level: Beginner

    Steve Szopinski

    Data is only as good as the actions you take with the information you receive.  Some of the best data will impact the respondents in the moment.  That is the goal of Baseline’s new Student Response System. This session will take attendees for a walkthrough of the Student Response System in the context of formative assessment methodologies and offer suggestions for how you can leverage this new polling tool as part of your overall assessment plan.

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    Skill Level: Beginner

    Lauren Samuelson

    This is the perfect webinar for new Baseline users! Our introductory webinar that will cover the basics of Baseline including the features and support that is available to you and your institution thorough our site. This introductory webinar will cover and help you understand how to:

    • Develop and conduct an assessment project

    • Engage in professional development information and opportunities

    • Locate community resources and national benchmarking studies

    • Collect data online and with mobile devices

    • Locate your assessment results

    • Create key performance indicators

    • Use the consultation available to you

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Co-Presenter: Monica Liddle

    This presentation will expose participants to the assessment and planning cultures that exist at SUNY Delhi. Further, it will provide participants with tangible strategies on how to foster the climate, culture, and framework necessary to activate a productive culture of assessment and planning.

    Co-Presenter:

    Monica Liddle is a professor of Mathematics at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Delhi serving as the Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment. In addition to teaching courses in mathematics, she works with faculty and staff across campus in the development of assessment plans and the assessment of student learning. She also co-chairs the campus Assessment Committee.

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Dan Kaczmarek

    Data is only as good as the decisions made from it. “Closing the loop” helps staff and student buy-in with the assessment process and improves practices. This presentation shows strategies for “closing the loop,” including traditional and informal methods of using, reporting, and representing data.

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