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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24697.
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Appendix D

Workshop Agenda

Committee on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies
Workshop on Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies
December 14, 2015

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20418
Lecture Room

OPEN SESSION

8:00 AM Informal Introductions
8:30 Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop
  • Heidi Schweingruber, Director, Board on Science Education
  • Joan Herman, CoDirector Emeritus, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), Committee Chair
8:45 AM-10:30 AM Session 1: Setting the Context
Moderator: Joan Herman,
CRESST, Committee Chair
8:50-9:10 The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Workplace (20 minutes)
  • David Deming, Harvard Graduate School of Education (by teleconference)
9:10-9:35 Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies: The VALUE Strategy (25 minutes)
  • Carol Geary Schneider, American Association of Colleges and Universities
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24697.
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9:35-9:55 Accountability, Assessment, and Institutional Change (20 minutes)
  • Alicia Dowd, University of Southern California
9:55-10:05 Reflections on the Presentations (10 minutes)
  • Corbin Campbell, Columbia University, Committee Member
10:05-10:30 Questions from the Committee and the Audience1 (25 minutes)
10:30 Break
10:45 AM-12:30 PM Session 2: Exploring Key Constructs
Moderator: Jonathan Plucker,
University of Connecticut, Committee Member
10:50-11:10 Conscientiousness (20 minutes)
  • Joshua Jackson, Washington University in St. Louis
    • The extent to which conscientiousness is amenable to environmental influence
    • The power of conscientiousness as a predictor of success in many fields
    • How conscientiousness works
    • How conscientiousness develops over the life course
    • What kinds of interventions might be done to enhance conscientiousness
11:10-11:30 Motivation and Interest (20 minutes)
  • Judith Harackiewicz, University of Wisconsin
    • Defining motivation/achievement goals
    • How motivation develops in adolescence and the transition to adulthood
    • The relationship between motivation and academic achievement
    • Interventions to increase students’ motivation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)

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1 Committee members taking Web audience questions: Brian Stecher, Greg Duncan.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24697.
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11:30-11:50 Openness to Diversity and Challenge (20 minutes)
  • Nicholas Bowman, University of Iowa
    • Defining openness to diversity and challenge
    • How openness develops in adolescence and the transition to adulthood
    • The relationship between openness to diversity and college persistence
    • What kinds of interventions might enhance openness to diversity?
11:50-12:10 Reflections on the Presentations (10 minutes each)
  • Dan P. McAdams, Northwestern University, Committee Member
  • K. Ann Renninger, Swarthmore College, Committee Member
12:10-12:30 Questions from the Committee and the Audience (20 minutes)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30 PM-3:00 PM Session 3: Measurement Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator: David Bills,
University of Iowa, Committee Member
1:35-1:55 Designing Assessments of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies (20 minutes)
  • Pat Kyllonen, Educational Testing Service, Committee Member
1:55-2:15 Sociometric Measures of Teamwork Competencies (20 minutes)
  • Alex (Sandy) Pentland, MIT Media Lab (by teleconference)
2:15-2:25 Reflections on the Presentations (20 minutes)
  • Fred Oswald, Rice University, Committee Member
2:25-3:00 Questions from the Committee and the Audience (35 minutes)
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24697.
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3:00 Break
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Session 4: Reflections and Next Steps
Moderator: Joan Herman,
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Committee Chair
3:15-3:50 Workshop Reflections, Committee Perspectives (5-10 minutes each)
  • Tabbye Chavous, University of Michigan (perspectives on diversity and inclusion)
  • Greg Duncan, University of California, Irvine (perspectives on malleability and importance of constructs)
  • Sylvia Hurtado, University of California, Los Angeles (perspectives on assessment purposes and audiences)
  • Brian Stecher, RAND (perspectives on measurement)
3:50-4:15 Final Reflections and Questions
  • Joan Herman, CRESST
  • Questions and comments from the audience
4:15 Adjourn Workshop
Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24697.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix D: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24697.
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The importance of higher education has never been clearer. Educational attainment—the number of years a person spends in school—strongly predicts adult earnings, as well as health and civic engagement. Yet relative to other developed nations, educational attainment in the United States is lagging, with young Americans who heretofore led the world in completing postsecondary degrees now falling behind their global peers. As part of a broader national college completion agenda aimed at increasing college graduation rates, higher education researchers and policy makers are exploring the role of intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies in supporting student success.

Supporting Students’ College Success: The Role of Assessment of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies identifies 8 intrapersonal competencies (competencies involving self-management and positive self-evaluation) that can be developed through interventions and appear to be related to persistence and success in undergraduate education. The report calls for further research on the importance of these competencies for college success, reviews current assessments of them and establishes priorities for the use of current assessments, and outlines promising new approaches for improved assessments.

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