Assessment Day - Feb. 28, 2018


Image of Helen ChenHelen Chen, Stanford University

Using Design Thinking to Create Meaningful Representations of Learning

How can the principles and mindsets of design thinking inspire innovation in how we document, assess, and communicate learning?  From traditional transcripts to evidence-centered ePortfolios, how can we convey the unique opportunities, interactions, and experiences that constitute an education at UWW?  In this talk, we will collectively explore strategies to partner with learners and other campus stakeholders for (re)designing how we record and represent significant learning experiences in meaningful ways.

Helen L. Chen is the Director of ePortfolio Initiatives in the Office of the University Registrar and a research scientist in the Designing Education Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.  She is a co-founder of EPAC, an ePortfolio community of practice, and serves as a board member for the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning and a co-executive editor for the International Journal of ePortfolio. Helen has collaborated with the Association of American Colleges and Universities on a variety of higher education and assessment-related initiatives and is a co-author of Documenting Learning with ePortfolios: A Guide for College Instructors (Jossey-Bass, 2011).  Her current research and scholarship focus on engineering education; the pedagogy of portfolios and reflective practice in higher education; and redesigning how learning is recorded and represented in traditional transcripts and academic credentials.

About Assessment Day

Assessment day is an annual event hosted by UW-Whitewater as an opportunity to present, share, and converse about assessment and assessment-related topics. A keynote speaker presentation, panel presentation, and a poster session are included in the exciting events of the day-- and there are prizes for some of the outstanding work that's presented! We invite you to be a part of Assessment Day 2018! 

Assessment Day 2018
Wednesday, February 28
Hamilton Room

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

  • Poster Set-Up

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

  • Posters Available for Viewing

Noon - 2:15 p.m. 

  • Lunch
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks, Provost Susan Elrod
  • Keynote Presentation, Helen Chen, Stanford University
  • UW-Whitewater Faculty Panel
    • Kelly Delaney-Klinger
    • Bill Miller
    • Kathryn Casey
    • Ellie Schemenauer

2:15- 2:30 p.m.

  • Assessment Grant Announcement Hamilton Room

2:30- 3:15 p.m.

  • Poster Session

3:00 p.m.

  • Poster Ballots Due

3:15 p.m.

  • Poster Awards Announced

Additional Information


Tips for creating a great poster

Poster Printing Request Form

Assessment Day 2017 and samples of posters

Assessment Day 2015 and samples of posters

Check out the Assessment Day Archive to view information and results from 2013 and 2014.

For questions please contact the Office of Academic Assessment at or 262-472-1806.

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Office of Academic Assessment
450 Heide Hall
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-1806