Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education

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 Consortium fosters a culture of reflective teaching in higher education and supports research into student learning, making useful assessment a regular part of the academic modus operandi.

The goals of the annual meeting and conference are: (a) to provide a forum for those working on outcomes assessment (and related endeavors) to present and exchange ideas, and (b) to enable strategic planning of the Consortium organization and activities.

The 2018 conference spans two days, October 27-28, and consists of presentations and discussions on three assessment-related strands:

  1. working with standardized tests in a useful manner;
  2. assessing reading/writing across the curriculum; and
  3. assessment as a tool for articulation between community college and university programs.

The conference begins with an opening breakfast on Saturday, October 27th, followed by presentations and discussion. The first day concludes with a late-afternoon keynote and reception. Presentations and discussions continue on Sunday, October 28th, facilitated by invited scholars with expertise in the respective strands. The conference ends with lunch on Sunday.