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You are invited to submit a proposal for the AIM Conference: Developing a Culture of Effective Assessment for Continuous Improvement, April 7-8, 2019.   


Higher education is becoming more and more challenging for institutions as they struggle to demonstrate excellence to compete for student enrolment, funding and accreditation.   Consequently, the focus on assessment is heightened to provide accountability, which makes this area a driving force throughout institutions.

Our conference in partnership with Abu Dhabi University: Designing a Culture of Effective Assessment for Continuous Improvement provides an opportunity to learn from practitioners how best practices can improve institutional effectiveness, and to network with peers and get a glimpse at what peer institutions are doing to stay current in the cultivation of continuous improvement.

Whether your institution has recently begun to develop an assessment process or well into its IE plan, having reliable data and being able to understand and take action becomes an integral part.  This conference offers ample opportunities to gather new knowledge and insight to put a strong assessment system and impact framework into place.  Additionally, areas such as evaluating distance learning and developing co-curricular learning outcomes are areas that are becoming increasingly important for institutions and these areas will also be discussed.

The conference provides a practitioner’s approach in building a comprehensive assessment system, that focuses on five key components: 

  • Setting Goals and Outcomes: planning assessment objectives
  • Mapping Learning Opportunities: curriculum and assessment mapping
  • Assessing Goals and Outcomes: review measures and continual improvement processes
  • Analysing and Discussing Results: reviewing, analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative statistical data
  • Use Data for Improvement: action plans and closing the loop



Presenters are afforded the opportunity to address the conference with their evaluation, research, or examples of best practice in the field of assessment.  Topics may be drawn from any assessment-related area, including (but not limited to) setting goals and outcomes, curriculum mapping, data analysis, result interpretation, action planning and closing the loop. 

Submissions are welcomed for two proposal formats: 

  1. 30-minute presentations with a 10 minute Q&A session, or
  2. 10-minute micro-presentations followed by a group Q&A session


  • Relevance to the conference theme(s).
  • The extent to which they build on and critically engage with existing research in their field
  • Innovation and potential for developing an assessment practice
  • Critical engagement with existing research evidence in the field


The submission of proposals will be in the form of a 400-word abstract. Submissions should be made on-line, using the link below, by the deadline of January 20, 2019.

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