The PD committee is committed to provide CHETA members with a variety of opportunities to develop and expand their testing knowledge and skills.
Many post-secondary institutions are offering the Four Seasons of Reconciliation training. Please contact your Indigenous Services department at your institution for more information, and to see if your institution is participating in this training. If not, please consider participating in a course offered by the University of Alberta: : https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.htmlThis
The College Board is offering a series of free webinar series on Remote Proctoring by Examity and Proctortrack. For more information about these webinars and others, please visit the ACCUPLACER website
The NCME is offering a free webinar series on COVID's Impact on Assessment. For more information about this series, please visit the NCME website
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) offers a variety of resources and training for professionals working in the post-secondary environment. One such initiative is called More Feet on the Ground, which offers participants an opportunity to learn how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental heath issues. For more information about this program and CICMH, please visit their website
All CHETA members are invited to attend this forum to connect with colleagues across Canada and discuss pertinent assessment issues.
Date: October 31
Time: 10 - 11 am PST
Location: Zoom meeting (virtual)
Cost: Free but must register in advance (see below)
How to Optimize Your Online Proctoring Experience
Whether you are new to online proctoring or have been using it for years, one thing is for sure; one size does not fit all. The needs of students, faculty, and administrators can vary. The key to success is to ensure the online proctoring experience is optimized for each test. We will discuss tips for success and best practices to help you optimize your online proctoring experience. Experts from Examity, a leader in online proctoring, will talk about how to choose the solution that is right for you, why ongoing communication is so important, and the how to establish effective exam rules to ensure a better experience for everyone. With additional Q&A, attendees will leave this session with clear insights on how to approach online proctoring at their institution.
Date: June 1st at 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST
Cost: Free to CHETA members, must register in advance
RegisterBlast makes online scheduling easy with platform features built specifically for higher education institutions. Join us for an overview of our exam registration process, professor-related tools, and integrated check-in features to see how they impact our Canadian clients.
Teri Moore, RegisterBlast Product Specialist
Hall Pittman, RegisterBlast Client Relations
May 4, 2022
To kick off PD activities in 2022, you are invited to a CHETA Virtual Discussion Forum on Wednesday, February 2nd at 11am PST. The committee members, Natashia and Natalie, will organize and moderate the event so you can talk through what you’re grappling with in 2022, ask for input from knowledgeable and experienced colleagues, and share your expertise.
Join us for a discussion on academic integrity, where we explore how to foster and promote integrity in testing and assessment. Participants will be invited to share their experiences and questions during the session.
Lisa Vogt is the Academic Integrity Specialist at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She creates educational supports to promote academic integrity in the College community. Her research interests lie in addressing linguistic and cultural barriers for EAL students in post-secondary education, supporting students after academic misconduct and engaging faculty in the development of a culture of integrity. Lisa has presented at the International Center for Academic Integrity annual conference and the Academic Integrity Inter-Institutional Meeting, and has been published in the Canadian Perspectives on Academic Integrity. Email: lvogt@RRC.CA
Tod Denham is the Exams Department Supervisor for the Open Learning Division of Thompson Rivers University. He is the Coordinator for the British Columbia Academy Integrity Network. Tod is a self proclaimed Academic Integrity Enthusiast & Activist. He has had the opportunity to share his passion for Academic Integrity, by presenting at the European Network for Academic Integrity Annual Conference, the International Center for Academic Integrity’s Annual Conference, the annual British Columbia Academic Integrity Day, as well as participated in various panels and webinars on academic integrity.
As recently as a decade ago, the term burnout was not common place. The idea that chronic stress from our working lives could accumulate to the point of severe debilitation was accepted as something that may happen to a very small proportion of the workforce. In recent years, the experience of burnout has become alarmingly common, and more recently classified as an “occupational phenomenon” by the WHO. To add to this, we are coming to the realization that burnout can permeate our lives in diverse ways (political burnout, fitness burnout, relationship burnout etc.) and sneak up on people in every vocation and lifestyle.
It has become the norm for Professional Development sessions to focus on awareness building when it comes to burnout. This presentation takes the topic of burnout one step further. Aside from clearly defining and contextualizing burnout, we will take participants through a 3-step process designed to recover from and prevent future burnout. The framework for this process is rooted in Solution-Focused therapeutic approaches and combines insights from research in the areas of goal setting, motivational theory and neuroplasticity.
By attending this session, participants will be able to:
Chris Pankewich is the Research & Knowledge Lead at the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) and a Practicum Therapist at a private therapy clinic in Toronto. The focus of his work through the CICMH is to study and identify key intersections of individual and systemic factors that contribute to the mental health of our campus communities. Chris has worked in the post-secondary system as both an administrator and more recently as a faculty member. This included managing faculty led research initiatives focused on improving student and faculty engagement in the classroom. Chris looks forward to continuing his work via knowledge sharing and a growing private therapeutic practice
Description: Open forum for members to discuss pertinent topics
January 27, 2021 @ 10 am PST/1 pm EST
July 9, 2000 @ 9 am PST/noon EST
Abstract: Come and learn more about Microsoft Teams as a virtual proctoring tool to consider for your institution. This presentation will provide you with an overview of the software, and how it has been used at a NAIT, Humber and Camosun Colleges. We will also provide attendees with an overview of strengths, weaknesses and points to consider.
Erin Saiko, Manager, Assessment Centre, NAIT, Edmonton, AB
Shane Bentham, Manager, Testing and Integrated Services, Humber College, Toronto, ON
Dustin Van Gerven, Coordinator, Assessment and Testing, Camosun College, Victoria, BC
Date: June 19, 2020 at 9 am PST
Resuming testing services at a post-secondary institution during a pandemic
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on testing services in higher education. In most cases, testing centers have closed and/or transitioned to virtual services. Eventually testing centers will reopen, but how will testing services be provided during a pandemic? This presentation is designed to answer that question based on experience. Specifically, the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) Assessment Centre resumed limited testing services at the beginning of May. To reopen, the Centre had to revamp its procedures in order to adhere to social distancing and other pandemic protocols. During this webinar, an overview of these changes and their impact on testing will be presented.
Presenter: Dr. Cindy L. James, Thompson Rivers University, BC
Date: May 25th at 10:00 am PST & May 22nd at 8:30 am PST