Upcoming Seeds of Transformative Change Events

by Heather L. Fox / Oct 30, 2015

November 10, 2015

TCI Research Symposium: Evidence of What Works from TAACCCT

The TCI Evaluation Collaborative is presenting research papers that reflect results from sixteen third-party evaluation of TAACCCT projects as this information packed research symposium. The presentation at this symposium will be on a) transformative change and impact evaluation, b) workforce and employer partnerships, c) national evaluation overview, and d) student learning. These presentations will be streamed live from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

November 11, 2015
Transformative Change Initiative Evaluation Collaborative Meeting: Approaches to Evaluation that Foster Transformative Change

Illini Center, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois
Orange and Blue Room, 8:30am to 11:30am

The Transformative Change Initiative would like to invite any interested in exploring approaches to evaluation that foster transformative change to join us on November 11, 2015 in Chicago for an interactive meeting. This interactive discussion will be facilitated by Leanne Kallemeyn, Associate Professor in Research Methodologies, School of Education at Loyola University Chicago and Dr. Natasha Jankowski, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigni will lead this important discussion. Our guest speakers who will share their expertise on the use of evaluation in fostering educational innovations through their evaluation practices. Join us in exploring how mixed-methods evaluation, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based storytelling can be used to foster transformative change for underserved student population.

Dr. Natasha Jankowski is Associate Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is co-author of the book Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education. Dr. Jankowski’s research explores assessment and evaluation, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based storytelling.

Dr. Leanne Kallemeyn is an Associate Professor in Research Methodologies for the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches graduate courses in program evaluation, qualitative inquiry, and mixed methods research. Leanne has worked with various interdisciplinary teams to evaluate programs in underserved communities, including teacher professional development programs and early childhood interventions. One of her current projects is evaluating the implementation of Arrupe College, an innovative private, junior, liberal arts college that Loyola University Chicago launched with a class of 151 students in fall 2015.

This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in sharing and learning about evaluation associated with transformative change in the community college. There is no registration fee to attend this meeting. Breakfast will be provided. Reservation is required to attend and will be honored on a first come first serve basis.