Communication
Assessment
RESearch

Successfull 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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Registration for the virtual UCAN Conference 2021

30th September 2021| Congress / Meetups

We would like to invite you to the next UCAN Virtual Conference 2021 on September 30, 2021. Please use the online form in the blog post to register.

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Registration for the 8th “Technical Taskforce Meeting”

29th September 2021| Taskforces

We would like to invite you to the 7th “Technical Taskforce Meeting” in Leipzig. Here you can find more information about the event and register for the meeting.

> Read Article

65 percent of German medical faculties are members in UCAN

August 2021| Other

The UCAN network is now the largest association of medical faculties at both national and international level. The exchange of exam questions and knowledge are essential pillars of our close cooperation. We are therefore very pleased that with the accession of the Goethe University Frankfurt and the University Hospital Jena, 65% of the German medical faculties are now members of the UCAN network. This speaks to the fact that more and more faculties are using and appreciating the UCAN tools for standardizing the assessment processes within their institution. We look forward to the new collaborations and welcome our new partners to UCAN.

> Read Article

Save the date: UCAN celebrates its 15th anniversary!

29th and 30th September 2021| Congress / Meetups, Taskforces

We would have loved to meet you all in person for this special occasion, but unfortunately the pandemic does not allow for reliable planning. Therefore, we have decided to hold the UCAN conference virtually this year. We would like to ask you to note the dates for the conference and the technical taskforce meeting in your calendars already now. In order to give all UCAN partners, who are located in different time zones around the world, the opportunity to participate, we plan to meet in a time frame of about 10:00 – 16:30 UTC + 2 (German time: 12:00 – 18:30). We will inform you about the preliminary program as well as the possibility to submit abstracts in due time. Please feel free to forward the information to interested colleagues. We look forward to celebrating the UCAN anniversary together with you.

> Read Article

Activities

Registration for the virtual UCAN Conference 2021

30th September 2021| Congress / Meetups

We would like to invite you to the next UCAN Virtual Conference 2021 on September 30, 2021. Please use the online form in the blog post to register.

> Read Article

Registration for the 8th “Technical Taskforce Meeting”

29th September 2021| Taskforces

We would like to invite you to the 7th “Technical Taskforce Meeting” in Leipzig. Here you can find more information about the event and register for the meeting.

> Read Article

65 percent of German medical faculties are members in UCAN

August 2021| Other

The UCAN network is now the largest association of medical faculties at both national and international level. The exchange of exam questions and knowledge are essential pillars of our close cooperation. We are therefore very pleased that with the accession of the Goethe University Frankfurt and the University Hospital Jena, 65% of the German medical faculties are now members of the UCAN network. This speaks to the fact that more and more faculties are using and appreciating the UCAN tools for standardizing the assessment processes within their institution. We look forward to the new collaborations and welcome our new partners to UCAN.

> Read Article

Save the date: UCAN celebrates its 15th anniversary!

29th and 30th September 2021| Congress / Meetups, Taskforces

We would have loved to meet you all in person for this special occasion, but unfortunately the pandemic does not allow for reliable planning. Therefore, we have decided to hold the UCAN conference virtually this year. We would like to ask you to note the dates for the conference and the technical taskforce meeting in your calendars already now. In order to give all UCAN partners, who are located in different time zones around the world, the opportunity to participate, we plan to meet in a time frame of about 10:00 – 16:30 UTC + 2 (German time: 12:00 – 18:30). We will inform you about the preliminary program as well as the possibility to submit abstracts in due time. Please feel free to forward the information to interested colleagues. We look forward to celebrating the UCAN anniversary together with you.

> 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

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