Common Mistakes in the AoL Process

In this course, learn about common mistakes that are frequently made in each stage of the AoL process and how to avoid them.
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Common Mistakes in the AoL Process
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Karen Tarnoff is an Assurance of Learning (AoL) expert who serves as an AACSB AoL Lead Seminar Facilitator and Trainer. In this asynchronous course, she will guide you through common mistakes that are frequently made in each stage of the AoL process and how to avoid them. Explore the various issues at each cycle of the AoL process and discover how to better meet the performance targets for your school. This course is recommended for those who have taken the Assurance of Learning Seminar I and/or Assurance of Learning Seminar II and are still facing issues with their AoL system. If you are new to AoL, we recommend registering for the Assurance of Learning Seminar I.


Learning Objectives

  1. Consider common mistakes made at each stage of the assurance of learning process
  2. Recognize common causes
  3. Understand why each mistake is problematic and its consequences
  4. Understand easy solutions for each mistake
  5. Identify which mistakes are occurring in your AoL process

Who Should Attend


Faculty, Department Chairs, Associate/Assistant Deans, Program Directors, Accreditation Representatives, those working on obtaining or maintaining accreditation at their school and have already attended an Assurance of Learning Seminar.


Course Format


This course includes five modules depicting common mistakes in a specific area of the assessment process:

  • Module 1: The Development Cycle
  • Module 2: The Measurement Cycle
  • Module 3: The Closing the Loop Cycle
  • Module 4: Building AoL Culture and Faculty Engagement
  • Module 5: Indirect Measures 


Each module will contain a video, multiple slides, and a diagnostic exercise which should be completed prior to viewing the video and slides. Each error that is presented will include a discussion of common causes of the mistake, frequent consequences of the mistake, and potential solutions for solving the mistake. This course should take approximately 3 hours to complete.


After enrolling in the course, you will have access to the course content for 180 days.


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For more information, please contact us at [email protected].
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