Boston University School of Law and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning are co-sponsoring the Institute’s Spring 2016 Conference, “Responding to the New ABA Standards: Best Practices in Outcomes Assessment” from April 1-2, 2016 at the Boston University School of Law.
“Responding to the New ABA Standards: Best Practices in Outcomes Assessment” is a one-day conference for law teachers and administrators who want to learn how to design, implement, and evaluate effective institutional outcomes for their schools. The conference will be an interactive workshop during which attendees will learn and apply the steps of an outcomes-assessment process from start to finish. The conference workshop sessions will take place on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Boston University School of Law. The conference will open with a reception at the law school on the evening of Friday, April 1.Conference Content: Sessions will address the following topics:
• Identifying and Creating Institutional Outcomes
• Translating Outcomes Into Competencies and Rubrics
• Curriculum Mapping
• Evaluating Attainment of Outcomes and Creating an Assessment Plan
By the end of the conference, attendees will have concrete and practical knowledge about outcomes assessment to take back to their colleagues and institutions.
Who Should Attend: This conference is for all law faculty and administrators. It likely will be of particular interest to Associate Deans and faculty who serve on assessment, curriculum, self-study, or outcomes committees.
Conference Structure: The conference opens with an informal reception on Friday evening, April 1. The conference will officially start with an opening session on Saturday, April 2, followed by a series of workshops. Details about the conference will be available on the websites of the Institute for Law Teaching & Learning and the Boston University School of Law.
Conference Faculty: Conference workshops will be taught by experienced faculty, including Emily Grant (Washburn), Lindsey Gustafson (UALR Bowen), Peggy Maisel (Boston University), Michael Hunter Schwartz (UALR Bowen), Katharine Silbaugh (Boston University), Sandra Simpson (Gonzaga), Sophie Sparrow (New Hampshire), and Kelly Terry (UALR Bowen).
Registration Information: The registration fee is $225 for the first registrant from each law school. We are offering a discounted fee of $200 for each subsequent registrant from the same school, so that schools may be able to send multiple attendees, such as the members of their assessment or curriculum committees.
Accommodations: A block of hotel rooms for conference attendees has been reserved at the Hotel Commonwealth, 500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Reservations may be made online at https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1502241&hotelID=15517 or by calling the hotel at 866-784-4000 and referencing the ILTL Room Block.