Conference Theme:
Outcomes Assessment in Support of Foreign Language Education

The Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education is an interinstitutional collaborative effort that aims to share and to enhance assessment practices developed by college language and humanities programs and to develop a cadre of scholars who can serve as assessment experts/facilitators. The aim of the Consortium to foster a culture of reflective teaching in higher education and to support research into student learning, thereby 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.

Keynote Speaker:
Judith Liskin-Gasparro, University of Iowa


Judith Liskin-Gasparro is Associate Professor Emerita of Spanish and Applied Linguistics at the University of Iowa. She received her doctorate from the University of Texas–Austin. Her research interests include the development of L2 speaking skills in classroom and study abroad contexts, oral proficiency assessment, and the assessment of student learning outcomes. In addition to her publications in these areas, she is the co-author of three college-level Spanish textbooks, the most recent of which (Unidos, 2013) is designed for blended programs that integrate classroom-based and online teaching and learning. She is the co-editor of the Pearson monograph series, Theory and Practice in Second Language Classroom Instruction.
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