IEP Workshop

IEP Accreditation: Developing Effective Assessments and Student Learning Outcomes

Presenter: Patricia Juza

The English Language Program Accreditation Act marked a watershed moment, requiring Intensive English Programs to become accredited by December 2013 in order to continue enrolling international students. Whether an IEP holds accreditation through ACCET (Accrediting Council of Continuing Education and Training), CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation), or falls within the scope of a university’s regional accreditation, it is clear that accreditation standards are on the radar of the entire IEP community. In this hands-on workshop, participants learn how to write effective student learning outcomes, which align with a program’s mission, curriculum, and goals. Participants will also learn how to develop practical assessment tools that measure students’ progress, outcomes, and proficiency across skills and levels. Interactive discussion will focus on how to apply these to accreditation standards and reporting requirements. Materials and samples will be provided.

When: Friday, October 24, 2:00-4:30PM

Patricia Juza, Director, International English Center at the University of Colorado Boulder

Patricia Juza was previously the Director of Global Programs at Baruch College, City University of New York. She has served in various leadership roles including, the UCIEP board of directors, the EnglishUSA executive board, the NAFSA Region X team, and New York State TESOL board. Patricia has given numerous talks on Intensive English Program accreditation for the US Department of Commerce, EducationUSA, and NAFSA. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University, and her Master of Arts in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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