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  1. 1. AGENDAEIGHTH AMCOA MEETINGFEBRUARY 29, 2012, 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.HOSTED BY: NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGEI. Welcome: President Lane Glenn, Northern Essex Community CollegeII. Updates and Foci of Next Two Working Sessions: Peggy Maki (Pleasesign up for leading a group, contributing an institutionally developedscoring rubric that demonstrates critical thinking or quantitativereasoning, or submitting an exit-level student sample)III. Update on the Fourth Statewide Assessment Conference: Jim GubbinsIV. Summaries of Two Assessment Experiments: Susan Chang, Director ofAssessment, Framingham State University, and Joanne M. Preston,Dean of Humanities, Bristol Community College (Summary of all sixexperiments is posted on Yammer.)V. Summary of New Davis Proposal: Pat Crosson, Senior Advisor forAcademic PolicyVI. Introduction of Faculty Participating in Today’s Working Session andGroup Leaders; Orientation to Today’s Working Session Focused onAssessing Exit-Level Student Writing: Peggy Maki
  2. 2. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:Dates and Foci of Next Two Meetings:March 26th: Working Session on Scoring Critical ThinkingMay 1st: Working Session on Scoring Quantitative ReasoningFourth AMCOA Conference:April 23, 2012: Statewide assessment conference at UMass-Boston: “Improving Student Learning: Gathering, Distributingand Acting on the Evidence,” 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.