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Assessment, Teaching & Learning Conference

Centering Student Learning: Connecting Completions, Equity, and Guided Pathways

The annual Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) Conference is a unique opportunity to bring together faculty who teach in our three core mission areas:

Date and location

May 2–4, 2018
Vancouver Hilton
301 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 USA

About the ATL conference

Each spring, educators from around Washington state gather at the ATL conference to learn from — and with — each other to broaden and deepen their assessment literacy, to discover and share effective teaching practices, and to exchange insights, methods, and strategies that promote and support student learning.

In Washington state, we have focused our collective attention on three key goals:

  1. Increase the completions of all students
  2. Close equity gaps
  3. Create transparent, flexible, and guided learning pathways

Attention to the quality of student learning is foundational to the success of these efforts. The 2018 ATL conference seeks to leverage this current moment by offering conference attendees opportunities to:

  • Articulate a shared language and understanding of initiatives focused on completion, equity, and guided pathways with an eye toward:
    • Aspirations: What might be possible if we work together to put student learning at the center of large-scale change initiatives?
    • Successes: Identify what is working.
    • Challenges: Clarify what is not working.
  • Cultivate leadership capacity as we implement the current “best thinking” of these initiatives that will inform our work in the future.
  • Provide opportunities for cross-institutional collaboration.

Participants will enjoy high quality pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions and keynote addresses in five areas of focus:

  • Equity and Inclusive Excellence
  • Pathways: Design, Models, Approaches
  • Faculty Leadership for Student Learning
  • Frameworks for Improving Learning
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes
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UPDATE: Proposal submissions are no longer being accepted.

We are currently accepting proposals for the 2018 conference.  Proposals are due on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

  • April 1 — Deadline for hotel lodging reservations (call 360-993-4500 and refer to the "ATL Conference" to get the $182 room rate).
  • April 14  Conference registration deadline (to avoid a late fee)
  • April 21  Conference registration fees due to SBCTC

Join us for four pre-conference workshops facilitated by our colleagues from Washington State's community colleges.

Each workshop is carefully sequenced for maximum activity.

ATL plenary sessions provide educators opportunity to strengthen our individual and collective relationships while exploring practices shown to deepen student learning and increase completions. 

The Anna Sue McNeill Assessment, Teaching and Learning Award is designed to recognize an individual’s contributions to assessment, teaching and student learning. 

Meet the 2018 recipients on May 3, 2018 during the lunchtime recognition ceremony. 

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