Engaging and Assessing Our Students
Plenary II: Assessing Our Students

Friday, June 3, 2011 – 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Assessment is Coming! What the New ABA Accreditation Requirements Mean for Your Classes and Your Law School

Barbara Walvoord, PhD, University of Notre Dame

New drafts of the ABA Accreditation Standards call for the law school to "define learning outcomes," "conduct ongoing assessment," and "use the results...to improve its curriculum and delivery with the goal that all students att ain competency in the learning outcomes." (Student Learning Outcomes Subcommittee Draft for Jan. 8-9, 2012 meeting.) Professor Walvoord, author of the best-selling Assessment Clear and Simple, will draw on her experience helping more than 400 institutions and their faculty with assessment. She will explain how you can address the dangers of assessment and fulfill the requirements in a useful, practical, and sustainable way.