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

Dan Norton

The co-curricular data collected by CollegiateLink can be accessed and presented through a series of reports, which can be used to inform student success decisions and goals. During this session one of our consultants will review cross-reporting data mining tricks in Excel to help campuses answer questions about co-curricular involvement on campus.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Emily Rose Barry

In this webinar, Terri Shapiro, Associate Provost for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment of Hofstra University, will reflect on Hofstra University’s experience with assessment planning. The format of this presentation will be a guided interview, wherein Dr. Shapiro will discuss each step in the “plan, do, check, act method” in 10-minute increments, with time for an interactive question and answer period between each. Audience members will gain an understanding of Hofstra’s experience developing a plan that focuses on learning and supports the big picture. Dr. Shapiro will also speak to how they engage staff in the process, share data and plans with constituents, and evaluate and improve on assessment efforts.

Guest Presenter:

Terri Shapiro, Associate Provost for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment, Hofstra University (guest presenter)

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Kate Griffin

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) is the pre-eminent force for promoting standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs. The CAS Standards and accompanying Self-Assessment Guides assist student affairs in describing the extent to which their programs and services meet their espoused goals. During this webinar, we will review the seven basic steps to using the CAS self-assessemnt guides for program evaluation. These steps include establishing and preparing your team, beginning the self-study, summarizing evaluations, identifying discrepancies, determining appropriate corrective action, recommending steps for program enhancement and last but not least, preparing action plans.  Additionally, Western Michigan University will join us to share their experience of planning and executing their CAS infused program evaluation

Guest Presenters:

Dr. Marybeth Drechsler Sharp is Executive Director at the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). She completed her doctorate in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland (UMD), where she has served as an adjunct instructor. Prior to her arrival at CAS, Drechsler Sharp worked with student leadership development and service-learning initiatives for the College Park Scholars living-learning program at UMD. She also previously worked in residence life at the University of Missouri and the University of Central Missouri. She has researched and presented on topics of learning outcomes, leadership self-efficacy, dimensions of identity development, student engagement in living-learning environments, and the motives and experiences of faculty members involved with living-learning programs

Anne Lundquist is a PhD candidate in the Educational Leadership program at Western Michigan University with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. She has over twenty years of experience in higher education, having served as dean of students at four private liberal arts colleges. Anne has received national recognition for her expertise in several student affairs areas, in particular risk management planning, co-curricular assessment, and the development and implementation of integrated community standards/restorative justice judicial models. Anne leads the WMU division of student affairs assessment and planning efforts and has worked with residence life staff to develop the curriculum and assessment measures for the RA Intercultural Competence Curriculum. Her PhD coursework includes courses on Diversity and Equity as well as Assessment.

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Skill Level: Advanced

Melissa Wright

The assessment of student learning allows us to gather, analyze and interpret data to determine how well our students are achieving the outcomes we established for them. During this session, we will break down the concept of assessing student learning. Additionally, we will specifically discuss the idea of using rubrics as a methodology for assessing your student learning outcomes.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Emily Rose Barry

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

Jill Whalen

This is the perfect webinar for those interested in expanding their use of Baseline. With a focus on assessment best practice, we will explore Rubrics and the Student Response System (SRS). Download the Campus Labs Respond App (available in both the Apple and Google Play stores) to your mobile device in preparation for this live-demo and interactive presentation that will enhance your knowledge-base and comfort level using these tools.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Katie Felton

With information collected from service-hour tracking, experience reporting, curriculum involvement, and organizational memberships, Binghamton has used data from CollegiateLink to inform their assessment of student engagement.  During this presentation, Binghamton will offer examples for administrative users and other student affairs professionals of ways to capture and understand student engagement using CollegiateLink. Guest Presenter: To Be Announced 

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Katie Felton

Are you thinking about creating a campus-wide co-curricular track?  Join us for a webinar with Brock University to hear about their process from conception to launch as well as their plans for the future.  Our guests will share their methods, advice, and lessons learned from developing this program.

Guest presenters:

Amber Scholtens is the Student Leadership and Engagement Coordinator at Brock University

Brad Clarke is the Director of Student Life and Community Experience at Brock University.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Jess Kitt

From managing transactions to processing funding/purchase requests, the finance system in CollegiateLink offers a variety of tools. This session will deliver a brief overview of the available tools within financial management system in CollegiateLink.  Catholic University will share how they integrated their finance system on campus as well as several best practices.  This webinar is geared towards attendees who are familiar with the finance module within CollegiateLink, and who may wish to expand on their current process or set-up.

Guest Presenters:

Steve Kreider has been managing all of the student organization financial transactions and overseeing the student activity allocation process at The Catholic University of America (CUA) for the past 8 years. Throughout this period he has implemented a number of procedural changes to improve the tracking and reconciliation processes for financial management. In the summer of 2012 CUA began a relationship with CollegiateLink using the finance module to drastically improve the student organization experience. As the primary CollegiateLink administrator at CUA Steve has personally overseen the entire implementation from start to finish and built the entire financial infrastructure used at CUA within CollegiateLink.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Jess Kitt

The organization registration tool in CollegiateLink can provide a baseline of instruction for organizational management and university policies within registered student organizations. Connecticut College has used the organization registration tool to better understand their student leader and organization engagement on campus.  This session is geared towards campus administrators who are looking to build upon an existing registration process.

Guest Presenter:

Jeannette Williams is currently the Assistant Director of Student Engagement & Leadership Education at Connecticut College. She has been at the college for five years and provides leadership to over 80 student organizations and two student-run businesses.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Jon Hulbert

Join Jon Hulbert and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in a discussion about tips for setting-up and managing campus-wide elections, along with examples of how they improved their voter base.  This session is geared towards administrative CollegiateLink users who manage elections.

Guest Presenters:

Michelle Welter currently serves as the Associate Director of the Kimmel Student Involvement Center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE).  In this role she is responsible for over 250 student organizations and the leadership development program.  Prior to this position Michelle was the Assistant Director for Campus Life and adviser to the Campus Activities Board at SIUE.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two sons, running, and rooting on the St. Louis Cardinals

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Jess Kitt

Training student leaders online about campus policies and how to use CollegiateLink is an effective method for engaging those students in platform usage and increasing trainee attendance. During this session Temple University and the University of Connecticut will discuss and offer strategies to CollegiateLink administrators for training student leaders online.   Guest Presenters:

Adriane Reilly is the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations with Student Activities at Temple University. She serves as the primary Owl Connect (CollegiateLink) administrator, facilitates student organization registration, and supports leadership and organizational development through the Student Training and Reward System (STARS) program. Adriane is always experimenting with ways to use technology to support student learning and work productivity. She received her Master’s degree in College and University Student Personnel Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Feel free to connect with Adriane via email at areilly@temple.edu or Twitter @adrianereilly.  

Kristen Carr is the Coordinator of Involvement Programs and Student Organization support at the University of Connecticut with over 600 registered organizations providing leadership and organizational training for ~2000 student leaders. Prior to starting at UConn in 2011 Kristen worked at Binghamton University for 3 years overseeing the Programming Board.  Kristen earned her MA in Student Personnel Services at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 2008. You can follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/kriscarr442 or on Twitter @kriscarr442.  

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Upcoming Baseline Series Webinars in alphabetical order.
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    Skill Level: Advanced

    Melissa Wright

    The assessment of student learning allows us to gather, analyze and interpret data to determine how well our students are achieving the outcomes we established for them. During this session, we will break down the concept of assessing student learning. Additionally, we will specifically discuss the idea of using rubrics as a methodology for assessing your student learning outcomes.

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Emily Rose Barry

    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

    Jill Whalen

    This is the perfect webinar for those interested in expanding their use of Baseline. With a focus on assessment best practice, we will explore Rubrics and the Student Response System (SRS). Download the Campus Labs Respond App (available in both the Apple and Google Play stores) to your mobile device in preparation for this live-demo and interactive presentation that will enhance your knowledge-base and comfort level using these tools.

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    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: Beginner

    Dan Kaczmarek

    This is the perfect webinar for new Baseline users! 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

    Kate Griffin

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) identified ten skills as the most desirable by employers in new college graduates. During this webinar we will share data gathered from Project CEO, a national benchmarking study that was developed as a collaboration between Stephen F. Austin State University and Campus Labs. This project is focused on ways students are developing these skills outside of the classroom, and offers opportunities to apply direct measures of student learning to specific areas.

    Guest presenters:

    Dr. Adam Peck serves as Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University. He has presented at numerous national conferences, provided keynotes for a wide variety of groups and conducted more than 30 national webinars. Peck has presented pre-conference sessions for a variety of conferences including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Texas A&M Assessment conference. Peck earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Lewis University, a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Emily-Rose Barry

    Data is only as good as the actions you take with the information you receive. When it comes to formative assessment, some of the best data will impact the respondents in the moment. That is the goal of Baseline’s new Student Response System. In this session, we will discuss the Student Response System in the context of formative assessment methodologies and provide examples of how the Student Response System is being used by Student Affairs and Academic Affairs divisions at our member institutions.

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