This month, we are organizing a three-day program evaluation workshop event (July 29th--31st) at the University of Texas at Austin for the Western Consortium of University Centers of the Middle East. There will be over 40 educators from college Middle East language programs gathering for this event.
The event is a collaboration among the National Middle East Language Resource Center, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource Center.
We will be offering a variety of practical tools, examples, and evaluation principles at work in college foreign language education contexts. There will also be panel discussions and a breakout discussion session.
Here is a sneak peak of the event:
- A keynote speech "High-value evaluation strategies in foreign language education" by John Norris
- A survey development workshop by John Davis
- Four evaluation and outcomes assessment showcase presentations from diverse language program contexts
- A round-table discussion sessions on (a) externally-mandated program review and (b) data gathering methods for various types of outcomes.
For details (summaries and schedule), go to: http://www.nflrc.hawaii.edu/evaluation/R_MELP.htm
The presentations and workshops will be videotaped and be available via NMELRC's website.