Workshops

AAQEP offers virtual workshops on a regular basis. The online workshops are delivered in pairs via 3-hour Zoom sessions on consecutive days. Register for both parts of a virtual workshop to benefit from the complete set, or take whichever one fits your current schedule and needs.

Note that in-person workshops are not available for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the pandemic.

Making the Case for Quality

These workshops are designed for providers actively pursuing AAQEP accreditation but are open to anyone interested in learning more about the system. If you are unfamiliar with AAQEP, you can prepare for your workshop by viewing an archived introductory webinar.

Part I: Candidate/Completer Performance

Dig into the AAQEP standards on candidate/completer performance (Standards 1 and 2) in this 3-hour virtual workshop.

We’ll start with a brief overview of the AAQEP system, then explore the types of evidence needed to document the performance of candidates and program completers. You and your colleagues (teams encouraged!) will consider the data you currently have available, discuss strategies for gathering new information from your graduates and their employers, and begin winnowing the options down to a manageable set of measures.

Discover how to frame your Accreditation Proposal and get a jump start on your self-study report, with the benefit of peer feedback. You’ll leave with an action plan!

Part II: Program Practices

Dig into the AAQEP standards on quality program practices (Standards 3 and 4) in this 3-hour virtual workshop.

After a brief overview of the AAQEP system, we’ll explore practical strategies for documenting specific program practices that promote candidate success, support completer career entry and growth, and ensure program capacity for quality.

Learn how to develop case studies linked to the standards that interrogate existing program processes and inform success at a practical level. (This will be especially helpful if you’re working on the process-focused appendices to your AAQEP Quality Assurance Report!) Leave with an action plan for making the case for Standards 3 and 4.

Ensuring Data Quality and Equity

These workshops are tailored to AAQEP members but explore concepts that are useful to anyone working with assessment in educator preparation. Note that the “Ensuring Data Quality and Equity” workshops were formerly known as “Learning From Data.” 

Part I: Developing Meaningful Measures

To effectively support quality assurance and program improvement, evidence must be fair, credible, and meaningful. How can you ensure that measures produce accurate and useful evidence?

In this interactive workshop, you will work in teams—from your own institution and/or other programs—to analyze assessment instruments for equity, validity, and reliability. You’ll also develop a plan for working with the school-based partners who host your candidates and hire your completers to simultaneously strengthen your evidence set for accreditation and achieve greater clarity of your joint goals and partnerships.

Part II: Implementing a Trustworthy Evidence System

Empirical evidence is the best guide we have in seeking to strengthen and improve programs. But not all measures are of equal quality, and sometimes measures yield discrepant outcomes that undermine our efforts to promote equity.

In this interactive workshop, you will work in teams—from your own institution and/or other programs—to explore ways of ensuring the strength of qualitative data and of investigating the fairness and trustworthiness of both quantitative and qualitative evidence sources in your accreditation work.

Online Workshop Fees


$125 per person, per 3-hour workshop (AAQEP member rate)

$150 per person, per 3-hour workshop (nonmember rate)

Save 20% when you register 6 or more registrants from the same institution/provider.

CALENDAR

Making the Case for Quality I: Candidate/Completer Performance

Nov. 12, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Making the Case for Quality II: Program Practices

Nov. 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Ensuring Data Quality and Equity I: Developing Meaningful Measures

Dec. 1, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST

Ensuring Data Quality and Equity II: Implementing a Trustworthy Evidence System

Dec. 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST
 

"The AAQEP process/format seems to be more realistically aligned with the way faculty at research institutions go about their work. The process appears very collaborative, respects and honors unique institutional contexts, and focuses on program improvement from a lens of exploration and innovation rather than one of prescription and compliance. This workshop was a very uplifting, positive experience."

— Workshop attendee

"I liked the focus on continuous improvement and being encouraged to be honest and authentic with our growth and progress."

— Workshop attendee

"Excellent strategies shared by the attendees for getting at validity and reliability of key assessments."

— Workshop attendee