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  • Democracy & Assessment Series—Your Voice Matters! Episode 3 Theory to Practice

    As your community of practice, AEFIS Academy is launching a four-part series designed to explore and unpack the relationship between Democracy and Assessment. Throughout this series, a variety of thought leaders will come together in conversation around what the current relationship between democracy and assessment entails, what the relationship should or could be, and what the role of assessment might be moving forward to support a productive democracy. As the conversation unfolds, we will invite all participants into group discussion on how we might, as a field, advance assessment for democracy. Please join us because Your Voice Matters!
  • Democracy & Assessment Series— Your Voice Matters! Episode 2 Defining Democratic Learning

    As your community of practice, AEFIS Academy is launching a four-part series designed to explore and unpack the relationship between Democracy and Assessment. Throughout this series, a variety of thought leaders will come together in conversation around what the current relationship between democracy and assessment entails, what the relationship should or could be, and what the role of assessment might be moving forward to support a productive democracy. As the conversation unfolds, we will invite all participants into group discussion on how we might, as a field, advance assessment for democracy. Please join us because Your Voice Matters!
  • Democracy & Assessment Series— Your Voice Matters! Episode 1 Setting the Stage

    As your community of practice, AEFIS Academy is launching a four-part series designed to explore and unpack the relationship between Democracy and Assessment. Throughout this series, a variety of thought leaders will come together in conversation around what the current relationship between democracy and assessment entails, what the relationship should or could be, and what the role of assessment might be moving forward to support a productive democracy. As the conversation unfolds, we will invite all participants into group discussion on how we might, as a field, advance assessment for democracy. Please join us because Your Voice Matters!

Resources

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  • Your Accessibility & Assessment Resources

    Accessibility and Assessment Series consists of several events over the course of three months. Community leaders representing higher ed and K-12 are sharing out their best practices strategies and research to support the creation and revision of your institutional accessibility plans. Topics and resources center on how to enable equitable access to learning and learning resources that support success for all students. Throughout this series, a variety of thought leaders will come together in conversation around what the current relationship between accessibility and assessment entails, what the relationship should or could be, and what the revisions, changes, and new innovations need to be developed to support teaching and learning at your institution.
  • AEFIS Partners with Student Affairs Assessment Leaders to Expand Professional Learning—PR Newswire

    “This exciting partnership represents the coupling of a dynamic organization like SAAL with an equally dynamic technology solution and team, which can only serve to grow its membership and impact,” said Rudolph. “It also paves the way for other professional organizations to partner with AEFIS and to promote greater collaboration and networking across organizations as more come online.”

Blog Posts

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  • Proving Students’ Career Readiness: Competency-Based Learning

    Today’s student, and their families, frequently view a college education as an investment that should see a return after graduation – through their post-graduation careers. Though everyone in a college or university contributes to career readiness, Career Services professionals lead the effort to help students and employers recognize how students’ college experiences prepare them for their careers. Historically, Career Services helped students with career decision making, developed their job-hunting skills and connected them with opportunities. Though these areas remain important, students need help developing and marketing their career competencies.
  • Education, Democracy and the Gearbox of Capitalism

    It used to be easy to chalk up inequality in America as resulting from the messiness of a complex society or, what Eduardo Galeano notably referred to as the machinations within the “gearbox of capitalism.”  Today though, it’s not difficult to see the intentionality of broader education reform as merely another component of the neoliberal efforts to dismantle public systems.  Education, healthcare, energy, and prisons are just a few of the public sectors targeted to be replaced with for-profit, private enterprise designed to extract money from the tax base and send it into the pockets of shareholders. Education in particular, the single greatest force for increasing democracy, faced specific strategies which have also begun to surface as being wholly disingenuous and with a singular motivation not to improve student achievement, but rather to increase private wealth and disenfranchise millions of children in an effort to immortalize the 19th and 20th century power and race dynamics in America.
  • When Civic Engagement Assessment Gets Political

    At JMU engagement is conceptualized as consisting of three overlapping areas: engaged learning, community engagement, and civic engagement. Civic engagement is political at JMU and is promoted by the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement (a.k.a. JMU Civic), whose mission is to educate and inspire people to address public issues and cultivate a just and inclusive democracy. As a nonpartisan entity embedded within Academic Affairs, JMU Civic emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge to make one a more informed participant in our democracy, skills to make one a more effective participant, and values that embrace pluralism, open-mindedness, empathy, respect, diversity and inclusion.

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