CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Breaking Barriers: Building a Culture of Assessment

The NC State University Office of Assessment is seeking proposals for
concurrent session presentations for the 2008 NC State Undergraduate
Assessment Symposium. The deadline for submission is 5:00pm, November
12, 2007. Our theme this year is building a culture of assessment
through breaking barriers. Dr. Barbara Walvoord, Chair of Assessment
Committee, Fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, and
Concurrent Professor of English, University of Notre Dame will be our
keynote speaker. Dr. Amy Driscoll, Associate Senior Scholar, the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Dr. Jeffrey
Seybert, Director of Research, Evaluation and Instructional Development,
Johnson County Community will be our plenary speakers. In addition we
will have invited Saturday workshops presenters, invited policy
representatives for our Saturday panel discussion and free consultation
services for attendees. We invite you to share your knowledge and
experiences with higher education professionals of various experience
levels from across the nation. Each concurrent session will be 60
minutes long and should be highly interactive, providing opportunities
for audience participation.

Tracks featured include: Academic Disciplines, General Education,
Institutional Effectiveness, Community Colleges, Academic Support
Services, Student Development/Student Affairs, Experiential Education,
and Campus Partnerships. For more details, please go to:

To submit a proposal, please fill out the Word proposal form at
and send
it to Dr. Pamela Steinke, Assistant Director of Assessment, at , or to
Andjie Barton, Symposium Coordinator, at

Deadline for submission is 5:00pm, November 12, 2007.

For more information about the Symposium, please visit our website at:


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