ALISE 2022 Annual Conference
October 24-26, 2022 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



Monday, October 24, 2022  | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

 A separate registration from the ALISE '22 Conference  is required to attend the ALISE Academy

Members/Non-Members: $25 


Are Our Students Learning? How Do We Know?
Measuring Student Learning Outcomes

Now is the time to focus on what our students are learning and how we measure the outcomes of that learning.

The proposed new 2022 Update to Standards for Accreditation of Master’s Programs in Library & Information Studies forefront student learning outcomes (what students should know and be able to do) in Standard II Student Learning Outcomes and Curriculum and require evidence of “the evaluation of attainment of outcomes collectively across the program.” These Student Learning Outcomes and curriculum should be “designed to incorporate the philosophy, principles, and ethics of the field, including the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and relevant professional codes of ethics” and are informed by the 2021 ALA Core Competencies.

Engage with your colleagues to unpack the draft 2021 ALA Core Competencies, describe what these competencies look like in practice, and analyze how your current student learning outcomes align these with these core competencies. Several faculty from a range of online, hybrid, and on-campus programs will overview and critique a range of methods to measure how effectively your students are learning and share their “best practices” experiences in measuring their program’s student learning outcomes. In small groups, facilitators and attendees will share their assessment methods, offer lessons learned, and prompt attention to emphasizing the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the assessment process.

If you’re responsible for assessing student learning outcomes and just beginning a more focused assessment process in your program, are well underway, or are a pro, we welcome you to this Academy because assessment of student learning is a responsibility we all share in common.

Outcomes for Attendees of the ALISE Academy
Attendees who participate in the ALISE Academy will leave:

  • Knowing a variety of assessment methods for student learning and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • With a preliminary or revised plan for assessing their Student Learning Outcomes based on the proposed 2022 Update to Standards and the draft 2021 ALA Core Competencies.