This webinar presents an overview of best practices in team-based collaborative assessment by using the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Assessment in Action (AiA) project (involving over 200 campus teams from across North America) as a framework for considering assessment approaches that build partnerships and generate results contributing to student learning and success. The assessment practices that emerged from AiA projects can be implemented in a variety of institutional settings and with varying campus priorities.

Promising and effective practices that will be discussed during this session, include:
• Achieving common understanding about definitions and attributes of academic success
• Producing meaningful measures of student learning
• Aligning collaborative assessment activities with institutional priorities
• Creating a unified campus message about student learning and success
• Focusing on transformative and sustainable change.

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor and Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a past-president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. She has presented and published widely on the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation, and co-led the ACRL Assessment in Action design/facilitation team.

Karen Brown is a professor at Dominican University (River Forest, Illinois) in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science and teaches in the areas of assessment, foundations of the profession, literacy and learning, and collection management. She served as project analyst for the ACRL Assessment in Action program. She has also held positions focusing on library administration, collection development, and instruction at the University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, Columbia University, and Bard College.

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Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Karen Brown
Graduate School of Library and Information Science Dominican University