On March 13th, the Instruction Section’s Management and Leadership Committee hosted a virtual event titled Critical Assessment Practices: A Discussion on When and How to Use Student Learning Data Without Doing Harm, which is now available for viewing via ACRL’s YouTube channel. Session slides are also available. Our speakers were Nicole Branch, Zoe Fisher, and Ebony Magnus.
Session Description: Attendees will gain perspective on critical assessment practices in libraries from three academic librarians currently working with and exploring approaches that incorporate and are rooted in ethical orientations, inclusivity practices, and have impact on student learning as the guiding goal. Critical assessment practices engage critical perspectives and theories to interrogate the structures of power and methodologies that both motivate and facilitate assessment work in academic libraries. This hour-long panel will offer short, ten minute reflections from panelists, followed by twenty minutes of Q&A and discussion.
- Consider critical approaches to library assessment practices
- Examine trends and implications of libraries using student data through various modalities
- Explore practical approaches and methodologies for implementing critical assessment of student learning
Thank you to our speakers and participants.