RCU announces 2019-2020 IAD schedule

RCU Announces 2019-2020 IAD Schedule

August 14, 2019
Contact: Brock Turnipseed

A new slate of Item Alignment and Development meetings will begin in September at the Mississippi State Research and Curriculum Unit.

The IAD schedule for 2019-2020 is:


Fall Dates

Spring Dates


Sept. 25-26

Jan. 15-16

Fire and EMS

Oct. 1-2

March 24-25

Metal fabrication

Oct. 8-9

March 31-April 1

Precision machining

Oct. 15-16

April 7-8

Business, marketing, and finance

Oct. 29-30

Jan. 22-23

Ag power and machinery

Nov. 7-8

Feb. 11-12

Information technology

Nov. 11-12

March 3-4

Simulation and animation design

Nov. 14-15

Feb. 4-5

Health Sciences (Core)

Nov. 19-20

Feb. 6-7

Polymer science

Dec. 3-4

Jan. 28-29

 Educators wishing to participate must either complete The Three Rs of Assessment – MS-CPAS or have previously completed Assessment 101. Teachers who have completed Assessment 101 simply need to notify RCU Project Manager Michelle Taylor of their interest in participating to be eligible for a possible invitation.

For those who have not completed Assessment 101, The Three Rs of Assessment – MS-CPAS is a free online course in Canvas. Educators wishing to sign up for the course can do so now at the RCU’s GoSignMeUp page.

Space in The Three Rs of Assessment – MS-CPAS is limited to 200 people, and those registered will receive details from RCU Project Manager Cliff Thames about how to begin the course on Aug. 16.

Completing travel arrangements for those invited to attend IAD meetings takes six to eight weeks, so those wishing to participate who need to take The Three Rs of Assessment – MS-CPAS are encouraged to enroll and complete the course as soon as possible.