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Student assessment expert to discuss accountability April 19

Global Solutions Lecture

Better understanding what students know can improve higher education accountability, says assessment expert Trudy Banta, and she will talk about it in a free, public Global Solutions Lecture Tuesday, April 19.

2011-04-22
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [4/18/2011]

Better understanding what students know can improve higher education accountability, says assessment expert Trudy Banta, and she will talk about it in a free, public Global Solutions Lecture Tuesday, April 19, at Minnesota State Mankato.

In “Valuing Assessment: a National Perspective,” Banta will cite examples to explain her ideas. Her lecture, sponsored by the Minnesota State Mankato Honors Program, will be at 7 p.m. in Wissink Hall Room 285. It is open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Banta is professor of higher education and senior advisor to the chancellor for academic Planning and evaluation at Indiana University-Purdue, Indianapolis. She also is a member of the National Institute on Learning Outcomes Advisory Panel.

She has discussed higher education outcomes assessment at national conferences throughout the world, and has developed and coordinated 22 national assessment conferences and 15 international conferences.

In addition to the lecture, Banta will present workshops for Minnesota State Mankato faculty members on Wednesday, April 20. Discussion topics will include assessment and evaluation priorities and enhancing teaching and learning.

Those who want more information about the lecture may contact the Honors Program office at (507)-389-5191.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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