The Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education (CUALHE) 2017
Date: October 28 - 29, 2017
Location: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/view/cualhe2017
The Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education (CUALHE) is an inter-institutional collaborative effort that aims to share and to enhance useful assessment practices developed by college language and humanities programs and to develop a cadre of scholars who can serve as assessment experts/facilitators. The aim of the Consortium to foster a culture of reflective teaching in higher education and to support research into student learning, thereby making useful assessment a regular part of the academic modus operandi.
This year's conference spans two days and consists of presentations and discussions on three assessment-related strands: (1) assessment of experiential learning outcomes; (2) text-based assessment in language studies programs; and (3) useful assessment of language and humanities education. The conference begins with an opening luncheon on Saturday, October 28th, followed by presentations and discussion. The first day concludes with a late-afternoon keynote and dinner. Presentations and discussions continue on Sunday, October 29th. Discussions will be facilitated by an invited scholar with expertise in the respective strand. The conference ends with a box lunch and a “strategy session” (optional for participants).
EAST COAST ORGANIZATION OF LANGUAGE TESTERS (ECOLT) CONFERENCE 2017
Date: October 20, 2017
Location: Georgetown University, Washington, DC
For more information, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/ecoltaelrc/home
Overview: The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) represents an East Coast group of professionals, scholars, and students who are involved in language testing projects and research. One of the organization's goals is to support connections between academia, K-12 education, government, and for-profit and not-for-profit testing organizations. In addition to providing a forum for continued learning and networking, ECOLT strongly supports the work of graduate students. This year, the conference is titled "Language Assessment Literacy: Perspectives across Stakeholder Groups"
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Meg Malone, Georgetown University and AELRC
Plenary Title: "Unpacking language assessment literacy: Differentiating needs of different stakeholder groups"