Last week I had the privilege of presenting at the North Carolina Library Association’s College & University Section and Community & Junior College Libraries Section‘s Assessment Beyond Statistics conference.
It’s a really good local conference, that is centrally located for the state, that shifts topics a bit each year to remain relevant to the two core sections’ interests. A few years ago I was invited to give the keynote when the topic was instruction. This year, we enjoyed a presentation given by Duke’s Head of Assessment and Planning, Yvonne Belanger. She gave an excellent presentation outlining how we should shift our thinking from reporting on decontextualized numbers to doing new types of assessment that allow us to tell the library’s story.
My part in the day was presenting on using Backwards Design principles in developing teaching and learning environments for students–from traditional one-shots to how to develop the website and spaces. Here’s my talk: