Announcing the 5th Annual
Southeastern Assessment Institute
at Midlands Technical College

Thursday and Friday, July 17-18, 2014, West Columbia, SC

Northeast Campus/Center of Excellence for Technology

Hear what attendees are saying about previous institutes

"What an atmosphere! It was full of energy and enthusiasm. These people are passionate about student learning."

"All of the information was valuable to me. The breakdown of objectives, SLOs, assessment rubrics, etc. really helped me get the bigger picture in focus. I am looking forward to taking this information back to my colleagues."

"The workshop demystified many aspects of the assessment process and helped me to see what a valuable tool it is in assessing student learning. I look forward to using the materials that you plan to post on your website."

"I'm taking back an arsenal of good information."

About the Southeastern Assessment Institute at Midlands Technical College

The MTC Assessment Institute is now the Southeastern Assessment Institute at Midlands Technical College. It was established to assist faculty, staff and administrators in understanding the student learning outcomes assessment process in order to improve student learning, thus ensuring continuous improvement. The institute covers all parts of the assessment process: assessing student learning, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting the data, implementing changes for improvement, and finally following up to determine whether the change deployed actually improved student learning (or closing the loop).

What to Expect in 2014

This one-and-a-half-day workshop includes beginner’s and intermediate tracks as well as some new offerings. Our beginner’s track gives an overview of student learning outcomes assessment (The ABCs of SLOs) and then the steps to getting started with student learning outcomes assessment. The intermediate track includes effective sampling, data analysis, closing the loop, assessing subjective material, identifying and writing outcomes and competencies, streamlining your SLOs process, and common pitfalls to watch out for in SLO assessment. This year we will also have a track on teaching and a session on using online tools to collect SLO data.


Click here and follow the online instructions. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Visa and Discover. You may register by telephone by calling 803-732-0432.

Early Bird fee $169 by April 30.

Regular fee $189 before June 15.  Fee includes lunch on Thursday and refreshment breaks on Thursday and Friday.

Hotels and Transportation

There are several hotels within a few miles of the Assessment Institute:

Clarion Inn Airport (SC358)
500 Chris Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 794-9440

Hampton Inn Columbia Airport
1094 Chris Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 791-8940

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Columbia-Airport
110 McSwain Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
(803) 391-4000

For those who are flying into Columbia for the Assessment Institute and staying at one of the hotels listed above, the Institute will provide transportation from the hotel to campus each morning (and back to the hotel the first afternoon). Please email us if you would like to take advantage of this service.

Location and Hours

Session times will be from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 17; and 9:00 a.m.-noon, Friday, July 18.

The 2014 Southeastern Assessment Institute at Midlands Technical College will be held at MTC’s Airport Campus, located at 1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170.