Excited to learn at IUPUI Assessment Institute!

I am a passionate educator who continues to learn while contributing to the success of our higher education partners, colleagues, and to the AEFIS team. One of the very first assessment conferences I attended where the content shared made the most impact on my ability to lead assessment at my institution was the oldest and largest higher education assessment conference in the country-The Assessment Institute, hosted by IUPUI.

This weekend I would usually be jumping on a plane to Indianapolis, Indiana, to be part of the IUPUI Assessment Institute, which typically offers more than 200 educational sessions and hosts more than 1,000 participants from all 50 states and several other countries representing more than 400 colleges, universities, and organizations. But this year, it is much different!

More than 10,000 of us will gather virtually to participate in this conference, making this a record-breaking attendance! And we at AEFIS Academy are humbled to contribute to this year’s Institute with a number of incredible events centered on providing you with the opportunity to:

  1. Acquire knowledge from the field about ways to impact assessment at your institution
  2. Showcase best practices and current pedagogical methods to support change in instructional and assessment design
  3. Network with the AEFIS Academy community, which includes more than 500 members and growing, to impact your learning well beyond the Institute!

We are excited you are here and we look forward to your contributions to these events and to the Academy! Let’s get to work and make a greater impact together!

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