Online Discussion

Online Discussion

  • Blogs about assessment
  • Discussion lists
    • Subscribing to email discussion lists
      • Send an email message to the list server for the list to which you want to subscribe. The message should say subscribe list-name your-first-name your-last-name (e.g.: subscribe assess John Smith) and have nothing in the Subject: line and no “signature” at the bottom.
      • After you’ve subscribed, send the one-word message help to get a list of commands you can use to suspend mail while you’re on vacation, unsubscribe from the list, etc.
    • ASSESS
      • From AALHE.
      • Topic: assessment in higher education.
      • Listserver: listserv@lsv.uky.edu (University of Kentucky).
      • The searchable archive also has online forms that you can use to join and post to the list.
    • EVALTALK
      • Topic: Assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. Many threads relevant to outcomes assessment.
      • From the American Evaluation Association.
      • Lots of traffic. To avoid clogging your inbox, have your email program automatically put Evaltalk messages into a separate folder/mailbox.
      • The searchable archive (hosted at the University of Alabama) has an online form you can use to join and post to the list. Note: The UA listserver will ask for a login; registration is available to the general public and is free.
    • Other lists of assessment-related discussion lists <!– Assessment in Higher Education’s page of discussion lists has information about other assessment-related lists. –>
      • The Higher Education Resource Hub’s list of assessment resources has information about other assessment-related lists (select Higher Education Assessment from the menu at the left side of the Hub’s home page and scroll down to Assessment Electronic Discussion Lists).
      • NILOA’s Resources include some assessment discussion lists.

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