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2021 Annual Meeting of the Supreme Court of Illinois Judicial College

With the aid of the National Center for State Courts, the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Supreme Court of Illinois Judicial College will provide an opportunity for continued strategic review and facilitated discussion of Committee Charges, Comprehensive Education Plans, curricula and courses, and additional considerations of a professionally designed impact evaluation to aid the Judicial College in analyzing the effectiveness of professional education (courses and skill-based trainings) designed and delivered by the Judicial College.

Goals:

1. Introduce Judicial College Committee members to the Kirkpatrick Model, a four level evidence-based evaluation technique used to analyze the effectiveness of courses and professional development.

2. Overview the benefit of a professionally designed objective measurement of course effectiveness as an extension of the ongoing Judicial College Committee strategic review of Committee Charges, Projects and Activities, Comprehensive Education Plans, curricula and courses.

3. Discuss the roles of the National Center for State Courts and Judicial College Committees in the ongoing strategic review and evaluation of Judicial College courses and professional development.

Objectives:

As a result of the Annual Meeting, participants will be able to:

1. Engage more strategically in the review of Committee Charges, Projects and Activities, Comprehensive Education Plans, curricula and courses.

2. Aid Judicial College consultants in their evaluation of curricula, courses and the professional competencies associated with each course.

3. Aid Judicial College consultants in the development of standard evaluations and measurement indicators for different course types.