Successful in the professional future

Promote communication,
Examine competencies

Who we are

As non-profit cooperation partner of the Heidelberg University Hospital, we work closely together with many institutions to support them in all steps of the assessment workflow from preparation, over implementation to evaluation. Within the scope of communication, we concentrate on the research of scientific basics regarding the understanding of communication processes and the development of cross-faculty and cross-institution curricula and training measures. Collective cooperation, mutual support and the sharing of resources are our key principles and match our motto “together everyone achieves more“.

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Our mission

Our mission is to support lectures and examiners in their day-to-day work. At a time when demands concerning teaching and assessment are rapidly changing, the needs of educational establishments require understanding. Thus, new challenges have to be  mastered collectively. Thereby, we never lose sight of our goal to offer ideal support, in order that you can use your resources optimally in your professional life.

The goals are

  • Strengthen our leadership as a non-profit academic network for the science-based development of competency-based exams
  • to build a cross-professional and cross-institutional research center to assess the performance and development of communication literacy
  • to facilitate cooperation and long-term exchange between faculties and institutions

Our key activities

In today’s age of rapid change, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine what a person needs to bring along in order to succeed professionally in the future. Competence-based learning and assessing is therefore becoming increasingly important nationally as well as internationally in training and further education. And in view of this fact competence-based learning and assessing gained a central and new status.

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Communication

  • Development of communication curricula in education and training
  • Development of inter-faculty and institution-wide training programs for the improvement of communication skills in education and training
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of innovative exam formats for performance measurement of communication skills and interprofessional actions
  • Researching the scientific basis for understanding communication processes

Assessment

  • Collective research and development in the area of ​​competence-based exams
  • Development of innovative assessment programs and formats
  • Networking and exchange of information in the field of assessments
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of assessment standards
  • Development of technical tools to support E-Assessment
  • Common quality assurance and workflow optimisation

Activities

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Christmas greetings

December 2019| Other

The year is slowly coming to an end and together we can look back on many positive events. On behalf of the entire UCAN Team, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you have placed in us and for the good cooperation within the assessment network. Christmas is now a good opportunity to rest and recharge our batteries for new tasks and actions in the new year. With this in mind, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful start in 2020.

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Save the Date: UCAN-Conference on 23rd and 24th April 2020

23th and 24th April 2020| Congress / Meetups

Make a note of our UCAN conference in 2020. The next UCAN conference will take place from 23.-24. April 2020. The hosts will be our partners of the Medical Faculty and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Leipzig. More information will follow shortly.

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Registration: 6th Technical Taskforce Meeting

28th and 29th November 2019| Taskforces

The 6th working meeting of the Taskforce Technique will take place on 28th and 29th November 2019. We would be delighted if we could welcome a large number of technical contacts from the partner faculties and institutions to our meeting. Register now for the meeting!

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Save the Date: Technical Taskforce Meeting 22.04.2020

22th April 2020| Taskforces

The next Taskforce Meeting will take place on 24th April 2020. Just enter the date in your calendar!

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Activities

Christmas greetings

December 2019| Other

The year is slowly coming to an end and together we can look back on many positive events. On behalf of the entire UCAN Team, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you have placed in us and for the good cooperation within the assessment network. Christmas is now a good opportunity to rest and recharge our batteries for new tasks and actions in the new year. With this in mind, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a successful start in 2020.

> Read Article

Save the Date: UCAN-Conference on 23rd and 24th April 2020

23th and 24th April 2020| Congress / Meetups

Make a note of our UCAN conference in 2020. The next UCAN conference will take place from 23.-24. April 2020. The hosts will be our partners of the Medical Faculty and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Leipzig. More information will follow shortly.

> Read Article

Registration: 6th Technical Taskforce Meeting

28th and 29th November 2019| Taskforces

The 6th working meeting of the Taskforce Technique will take place on 28th and 29th November 2019. We would be delighted if we could welcome a large number of technical contacts from the partner faculties and institutions to our meeting. Register now for the meeting!

> Read Article

Save the Date: Technical Taskforce Meeting 22.04.2020

22th April 2020| Taskforces

The next Taskforce Meeting will take place on 24th April 2020. Just enter the date in your calendar!

> Read Article

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Corporate structure

 

Corporate structure

 

Contact

 

Are you having questions regarding our institute or would you like further information regarding specific projects or activities? We look forward to your call or message.

Institute for Communication and Assessment Research

Institut für Kommunikations und
Prüfungsforschung gGmbH

Wieblinger Weg 92A            +49 (0)6221 186 7490
69123 Heidelberg                info [at] cares [dot] institute

Contact

Are you having questions regarding our institute or would you like further information regarding specific projects or activities? We look forward to your call or message.

Institute for Communication and Assessment Research

Institut für Kommunikations und
Prüfungsforschung gGmbH

 

Wieblinger Weg 92A
69123 Heidelberg

+49 (0)6221 186 7490
info [at] cares [dot] institute