Kellogg Institute Seminar Descriptions*
Seminar I (Week 1): Assessment and Placement
This seminar focuses on the use of cognitive and noncognitive assessment and placement measures for developmental students, the validity and reliability of instruments, the design and implementation of assessment systems, placement procedures, and the use of computer-adaptive testing.
Seminar II (Week 2): Designing Learning Environments
This seminar focuses on instructional design and development, theoretical/philosophical approaches to teaching, current research in developmental instruction, cognitive and noncognitive factors in learning, and classroom assessment.
Seminar III (Week 3): Technology in Academic Support; Diversity Issues
Learning technologies are a tool for engaging students and providing academic support and enrichment activities for all students in the class and not just those who may encounter academic challenges. This week's first workshop will illustrate a wide range of learning technologies that could be adopted in both developmental-level and college-level courses.
The second part of the week will focus on the importance of multicultural competency and diversity.
Seminar IV (Week 4): Outcomes Assessment and Program Evaluation
This seminar focuses on a general model for evaluation of developmental programs, the selection of evaluation criteria, formative and summative evaluation, qualitative and quantitative evaluation, the preparation of evaluation reports, and relevant research findings on program evaluation.
Following the summer residency, participants return to their home campuses to implement a program development project. The project should be based upon knowledge and skills acquired at the Institute and designed to benefit the participant's institution. Implementation of this project comprises the practicum portion of the Institute. Successful completion of the residency and the project leads to certification as a Developmental Education Specialist.
*subject to change