May 11 Annual Assessment Retreat: Focus on Intercultural Fluency

by Green & Gold News  |   

We all play a role in modeling, demonstrating, and providing learning opportunities for the core competencies. Following the pattern of the last few years, the Annual Assessment Retreat will broaden out to include folks from across the institution to continue our conversation about the core competencies, in particular intercultural fluency.

Building on the October and February open forums, UAA professors Britteny Howell and Sara Buckingham will lead the qualitative research method photovoice to help UAA demonstrate where the learning opportunities for intercultural fluency are being implemented. The final product will be used as part of our evidence for our next accreditation self-study and visit.

Participants have homework to do prior to the session. Please see the guidance below.

Who: Anyone engaged in assessment and evaluation activities for their area will want to attend! Academic assessment coordinators, deans, and campus directors are asked to attend or send a representative.

What: The program will feature a hands-on photovoice activity* where participants will discuss examples that “show” how their program/service contributes to intercultural fluency student learning.

Where: Attendance in-person (specific location at each UAA campus) and virtual.

When: Thursday, May 11, 2023, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Why: Your participation is important to help demonstrate how UAA develops intercultural fluency across the entire institution and integrates this core competency into the fabric of who we are.

You are important to realizing this goal we have set for ourselves and our students! Please join us at the retreat!

If you require live captioning or ASL interpretation, please notify Academic Affairs at by Thursday, April 27.

*Photovoice Submission Guidance:
• Assignment: Take photographs of the ways you see students learning the knowledge and skills necessary to promote effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts, particularly in terms of the diverse populations of Alaska.
Media Release Form: Please stay on the lookout for good photo opportunities and ensure that any person in your photos signs a media release form!
Submission: Submit your photo, signed media releases, and your reflections on the photo by April 27.
• More context: See the February 10 Forum PowerPoint that introduced the photovoice method.

Event Details

Event location - LIB 307, at specific locations on each campus, and virtual
Event date - 05/11/2023
Event start time - 9 a.m.
Event end time - 11:30 a.m.



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