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: Intermediate

Jenna Ralicki

Do you struggle to engage your student staff or club leaders in assessing their programs? Acquire tools to effectively articulate the value of assessment to student leaders and demonstrate that conducting assessment can be fun and easy! Explore various “quick assessment” methods and discover the practical application of each. See how University of Alaska Anchorage student leaders have integrated assessment into their programming process and have used graffiti boards, mobile iPod surveys, and more to capture student learning and success.

Guest Presenter:

Whitney Brown is the Coordinator of Student Affairs Research, Assessment & Staff Development at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) where she provides leadership in fueling a culture of evidence-based decision-making within Student Affairs through assessment activities at the divisional level, empowers departmental level assessment through staff training in assessment methodologies and research design, and coordinates professional development programs for staff division-wide. Whitney also serves as the Chair of the 14 member Student Affairs Assessment Team (A-Team). Prior to joining UAA, Whitney served as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Student Success at the University at Albany where she was instrumental in developing a student learning outcomes framework for the Student Learning Project, developing the Assessment Education Professional Development Program, and compiling the Division’s Annual Briefing Book. She has presented at numerous student affairs and assessment conferences, including seven NASPA Conferences, on the topics of qualitative data, direct assessment measures, assessment training, learning in the co-curricular, and student learning outcomes. Whitney received her Master in Public Administration from the University at Albany.

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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

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

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: 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 to future plans. Our guests will share their methods, advice, and lessons learned from developing this program.

Guest Presenters:

Amber Scholtens is the Student Leadership & Engagement Coordinator at Brock University.

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

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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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Skill Level: Advanced

Mary Odden

The reporting tool in the Compliance Assist Planning tool allows institutions to create custom and template reports to show planning and assessment content in a variety of formats. During this webinar, we will walk through how to create a new report, in which users can choose the types of information to show, the fields to isolate, date and field filtering, sorting order, permissions, and report format (Word, Excel or PDF). We will also review gap analysis reporting where a high-level view of what content has been entered for certain types of information or fields across a group of departments is displayed in an Excel spreadsheet.

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

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Jenna Ralicki

    Do you struggle to engage your student staff or club leaders in assessing their programs? Acquire tools to effectively articulate the value of assessment to student leaders and demonstrate that conducting assessment can be fun and easy! Explore various “quick assessment” methods and discover the practical application of each. See how University of Alaska Anchorage student leaders have integrated assessment into their programming process and have used graffiti boards, mobile iPod surveys, and more to capture student learning and success.

    Guest Presenter:

    Whitney Brown is the Coordinator of Student Affairs Research, Assessment & Staff Development at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) where she provides leadership in fueling a culture of evidence-based decision-making within Student Affairs through assessment activities at the divisional level, empowers departmental level assessment through staff training in assessment methodologies and research design, and coordinates professional development programs for staff division-wide. Whitney also serves as the Chair of the 14 member Student Affairs Assessment Team (A-Team). Prior to joining UAA, Whitney served as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of the Vice President for Student Success at the University at Albany where she was instrumental in developing a student learning outcomes framework for the Student Learning Project, developing the Assessment Education Professional Development Program, and compiling the Division’s Annual Briefing Book. She has presented at numerous student affairs and assessment conferences, including seven NASPA Conferences, on the topics of qualitative data, direct assessment measures, assessment training, learning in the co-curricular, and student learning outcomes. Whitney received her Master in Public Administration from the University at Albany.

    Register now

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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.

    Register now

    Register for this webinar

    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: 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: Beginner

    Annemieke Rice

    How do you know if your advising program is working? Effective advising is consistently considered one of the most impactful ways to increase student success and retention. Join us for a webinar in which we outline a comprehensive assessment plan for evaluating student needs, satisfaction, and outcomes of academic advising, including ways to use data to effectively manage an advising caseload and prepare for individual student conversations.

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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

    Annemieke Rice

    Learn from Northern Arizona University’s journey to increase student retention by 10% using a data-driven outreach model. In this multi-phased process, NAU incorporated data from campus information systems, non-cognitive assessments, early academic performance, and ongoing student surveys to paint a full picture of the student experience. Hear how they successfully shared this information with an on-campus student success network in order to proactively contact new students before it was too late.

    Erin Grisham serves as the Executive Director for Educational Support Services at Northern Arizona University. As Executive Director she is part of the senior leadership in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and provides leadership for the division’s retention services and programs. These include the LEADS Center (Leadership, Engagement, Achievement, Diversity and Service) home to the University’s Inclusion and Multicultural Services, Student Support Services, First Generation Student Initiatives, and Native American Student Services. She also provides leadership for the Student Learning Centers and Mentoring Programs on campus, home to a variety of academic support initiatives and mentoring programs for students. She also oversees several college access programs including 5 TRIO programs and the Northern Arizona College Resource Center. Other initiatives under her direction include an early intervention project for first year students based on collaboration with the Student Strengths Inventory (SSI) that identifies at-risk students and places them into needed support services, and a cadre of initiatives designed to support the unique needs of first generation college students. She is past co-chair the First Year Coordinating Council and currently coordinates the Retention Services and Review Team in Enrollment Management and Student Affairs and leads collaborative retention efforts across the division and campus.

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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

    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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