Workshop: The First Year of College: Assessing What We Value

Learning Agenda II

Course ID - CTD0479  

Short Title: 1st Year of College  

Audience:       Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Length of Workshop:        3 hours
Prerequisite     none

As assessment results become more important to both internal and external constituencies, focused and well-planned assessment efforts gain increasing importance.  Expert panels share their renewed hope for building assessments on competencies, skills, and capacities that really matter.  Using examples from institutions of various sizes and types, they help viewers decide on assessment strategies and tools that include what to do with assessment information once it's available.
* Approved CT&D Workshop for Professional Development Credit.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe an assessment strategy that is used by a large institution other then Miami Dade College
  • Explain why traditional testing methods are not the most appropriate means of assessment in some educational   settings
  • Explain an assessment strategy  that can be used to evaluate understating of an abstract concept
  • Explain an assessment strategy that can be used to evaluate a practical skill
  • Describe at least two ways that assessment information can be used once it becomes available



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Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0479
Course Title: 1st Year of College
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.