Council of Ontario Educational Developers (COED)
Meeting, Friday November 27, 2009
Ryerson University, ILLC, 133 Mutual Street, International Room
(NOTE: ISW Facilitators are meeting the day before; contact Jill Grose for Details)


9:00 Coffee and light snacks (fruit, pastries)

9:30 Welcome, agenda check, and Introductions for new members. Welcome to guests, new executive.

9:45 Business items (with suggested timing as -xx where xx = minutes)
  1. Sharing highlights (not a roundtable; a facilitated process like last year's. Read posted highlights in advance) -60
  2. Working group and Affiliate updates: COU/OCAV, OUCEL, OCUL, OCULL, Colleges, TA Developers? -30
    • COU/OCAV: Erica Simmons, OCAV
    • OUCEL (including AODA update): Aldo Caputo, U Waterloo
    • OCUL: Working group on UDLEs update, Sue Vajoczki, McMaster
    • OCULL: Karen Maki, Trent
    • Colleges: Janice MacMillan, Durham
    • TA Developers: Megan Burnett, Toronto
    • ISW Facilitators: Jill Grose, Brock
  3. Formation of working groups with Vice Chair structure -10 (after a 10-minute body break!)
    • Program Assessment (Ed Dev programming) -- assessing our own work (Nanda Dimitrov?)
    • eLearning and OUCEL connections -- Aldo Caputo, Sandy Hughes
    • College-University connections -- Ruth Rodgers
    • AODA group -- faculty and TA development for accessibility (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
    • ??
    • ??
  4. Mandate-setting, meeting and information reporting structures for working groups and executive -5
  5. Purpose and timing of future meetings -10
    • Regional meetings -- one per term between annual Ontario meetings?
    • Working group meetings -- virtual conferencing? monthly at least? Groups can decide, but what is a minimum?
    • November -- still timely for people? Location? Purpose?
  6. Technologies in support of our work -10 (This item would be the first to go if timing become an issue -- we can discuss this online of course too, or a Working Group might be formed)
    • Blogs
    • Wikis
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Podcasting
    • Email discussion list
    • Skype
    • DimDim
    • ??

12:00 Lunch

1:00 ISSOTL, STLHE, and SOTL in Ontario -- updates from Elaine Van Melle, Queen's and Nicola Simmons, Waterloo
1:20 Budget-tightening and implications for our work -- Deb Dawson, Western and Judy Britnell, Ryerson
1:40 Breakout tables for identified Working Groups (priority setting -20, plans -20, reporting back -30)
2:50 Wrap-up summary
3:00 Adjournment of Business Meeting, short bio-break for those staying for workshop
3:15-4:30 Workshop "Assessment 2020": A Tool for Academic Development?
-- Guest Facilitator, Gordon Joughin, U Windsor Visiting Fellow

‘Assessment 2020’: A tool for academic development?

‘Assessment 2020’ is a set of propositions for reforming the assessment of learning. It is being developed by assessment experts and university leaders in Australia in a project led by Professor David Boud. ‘Assessment 2020’ envisages how we would like assessment to be positioned in the year 2020 and its propositions are designed to guide assessment thinking and development in higher education at a time when assessment is moving to the forefront of standards-based policy and practice.
Assessment 2020 focuses on: the use of assessment to engage students in productive learning; the role of students as responsible partners in the assessment of their learning; the role of assessment for learning as a focus for institutional and staff development; and the need for assessment to provide trustworthy representation of integrated student achievement. This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to become familiar with the propositions, to consider their use in the Canadian context, and to consider how the propositions could be used by academic developers in their work with faculty, programs and across whole institutions.

Workshop facilitator. Dr Gordon Joughin is a senior lecturer in the Academic Development Unit at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a member of the national team supporting the Assessment 2020 project as well as being the project’s ‘participant evaluator’. Gordon has written extensively on assessment and learning and is the editor of Assessment, Learning and Judgement in Higher Education (Springer, 2009).