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 27 March 2018 |  8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Measuring student competencies, whether directly or indirectly, provides schools with evidence necessary for continuous improvement. Designing such measuring methods entails a balance among several factors such as their objective, cost, time, and sustainability.

This workshop is designed to review the best practices in designing, analyzing, and reflecting upon the results of measuring methods. It will provide an overview of the different direct and indirect measures, and walk the audience through the process of developing such measures. You will walk away with a roadmap that can assist in developing assessment measures for your own school.


  • To introduce assessment measures, and their roles in continuous improvement
  • To differentiate between direct and indirect measures in terms of methods and the insights they generate
  • To discuss the considerations and pitfalls in designing assessment measures



Session 1: 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

  • Assessment and continuous improvement
  • The complete cycle of assurance of learning from goals to closing the loop
  • Differences between direct and indirect assessment measures
  • Considerations in developing assessment measures

Break: 9:15 – 9:30

Session 2: 9:30 – 10:30

  • Showcases of measuring methods used in practice
  • A walk through the process of developing and analyzing assessment results

Who Should Attend

Faculty, department chairs, deans, associate and assistant deans who have are involved in any capacity with assurance of learning, curriculum development, or continuous improvement.


Dr. Mohammad Ghuloum is an assistant professor of operations management and decision sciences at Kuwait University. He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Kuwait University, a masters of business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a doctorate from Indiana University Bloomington. At Kuwait University, he founded the Curriculum Management Unit at the College of Business Administration that oversees curricula development and assurance of learning. Mohammad teaches students and educates the government and private sector about planning for quality and about using data to inform their decisions.



Contact Us

For more information, please contact nbaq.q8@gmail.com