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 2019 conference took place on September 14 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Lia Plakans kicked off the conference with a plenary address, and presentations and discussions continued on two assessment-related strands:
- assessment of academic literacy (reading/writing) across the curriculum; and
- standards-based learning outcomes.
CUALHE 2019 was pleased to partner with the East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) conference. ECOLT 2019 took place on September 13 at Georgetown University, immediately preceding the CUALHE 2019 conference.