Since 1999, an annual assessment conference titled Assessment Institute has been held at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). This renowned educational meeting is geared towards promoting the knowledge and practice of assessment in higher education. The activity brings together more than a thousand presenters and participants from institutions across the United States, as well as other countries. It is sponsored by some of the world’s assessment experts such as Trudy W. Banta and Thomas Angelo. The conference will take place from October 31 to November 1, 2011 in Indiana.
This year, the committee at Purdue University has accepted a proposal titled From Assessment to Curriculum Review Through Multidisciplinary Communities of Practice developed by members— Dr. Beatriz Rivera, Dr. Wanda Velázquez, Dr. Marta Charrón and Dr. Zoraida Fajardo—of the Faculty of Business Administration Assessment Committee (CAAE), University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Their thirty-minute presentation will show how the School of Business Administration at the University of Puerto Rico has been able to create communities of practice as a tool for closing the loop in assessment. A more detailed description of their presentation can be found in the following abstract.
The Office of Assessment of Student Learning—OEAE for its Spanish acronym— would like to acknowledge the exceptional teamwork carried out by members of the Faculty of Business Administration Accreditation Committee to comply with the requirements of Assurance of Learning Accreditation Standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) as well as the Assessment of Student Learning accreditation standard of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. We would like to stress that this activity will shed light upon the assessment processes carried out by the faculty of the School of Business Administration of the University of Puerto Rico Rio, Piedras Campus. We are very pleased by the committee’s achievement and hope that their success will encourage other members in the Campus to follow their steps and integrate their work and ideas not only into the assessment processes of the University of Puerto Rico but also in forums and activities of international scope.