Assurance of Learning Seminar II (AP & EMEA)
Each day 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET | 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. SST
Data, Decision-Making, and Continuous Improvement
Join a cohort of your peers in virtual or in-person learning facilitated by globally recognized assurance of learning experts. Build skills and network at an interactive event focused on examining innovative approaches to measuring, reporting, and closing the loop in your assessment program. Learn how to interpret your collected AoL data to improve student learning through group interactions, breakout sessions, and targeted discussions.
Focusing on the 2020 AACSB accreditation standards, the seminar will provide AoL plan and data set examples, explore curriculum and course mapping, and share AACSB accreditation committee and peer review team expectations. Participants will be required to bring their school’s AoL plan, data, and/or visualizations as part of the interactive conversations in this seminar. Discuss and discern the importance of data visualizations to aide stakeholder buy-in and support while telling your school’s story through the lens of its mission.
- Evaluate the maturity level of your current AoL system
- Implement a robust and sustainable AoL program based on your school’s characteristics
- Manage and communicate the collected AoL data effectively to continuously improve student learning
- Develop strategies for your school’s next peer review team visit
- Understand 2020 standards updates to AoL in regards to terminology, indirect measures, and Table 5.1
Angelito Calma, University of Melbourne
Angelito Calma is a senior lecturer in higher education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne. He designs and delivers various professional development programs to support business academics at various stages of their career. He is an assurance of learning expert and is responsible for managing the faculty’s quality assurance initiatives in relation to AACSB accreditation for nearly 10 years. An experienced teaching and research academic, Calma has more than 20 years of experience teaching management subjects, particularly business analysis, decision science, and quantitative methods in business. His research interests overlap education and business. He has published in top-tier journals in higher education such as Studies in Higher Education and in business and management journals including the Journal of International Business Studies. He is also a Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) expert and is regularly sought for advice concerning course accreditations, initial registrations, and quality frameworks. His professional memberships include the Academy of Management, Society for Research in Higher Education, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, and Australia and New Zealand Quality and Accreditation Network. Calma received his graduate qualifications from the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, De La Salle University, and University of the Philippines. He was a visiting academic at University College London, Glasgow Caledonian University, Dublin Institute of Technology, Tohoku University, and National University of Singapore.
Anthony Devine, Northumbria University
Anthony Devine is an academic in the Accounting and Financial Management Department. His area of teaching is financial accounting and corporate governance. He is currently director of accreditation within the business school. Devine's PhD is in family business and governance. His research interests include governance, values, education, innovation, entrepreneurship, and accounting. He is currently involved with a number of professional organizations, including the Family Firm Institute as a GEN faculty member, AACSB as a global trainer for assurance of learning, and New Writing North as a board member.
Who Should Attend
Faculty, department chairs, deans, associate, and assistant deans who have a thorough working knowledge of AoL procedures or have a program AoL plan in place with at least one/two cycles of data collected. If you have not attended the Assurance of Learning Seminar I, we strongly recommend that you do so prior to attending the Assurance of Learning Seminar II.
"The seminar is a very comprehensive training on AoL and the facilitators are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. I recommend this seminar to anyone interested in having a good understanding of AoL"
—2021 March Assurance of Learning Seminar II Attendee
"The seminar was very valuable. I really appreciated the focus on faculty engagement, what to expect with the peer review team, and how you can share your data in a manner that is effective and efficient."
—2020 Assurance of Learning Seminar II Attendee
AoL Knowledge Quiz
Should you attend the Assurance of Learning Seminar I or the Assurance of Learning Seminar II? Think of the two seminars as level one and level two respectively. Test your knowledge with the AoL Background Knowledge Test.
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