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Program Overview

Drexel University
Regional Assessment Conference 2014

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:45 – 2:00 Welcome & Opening Plenary PISB 120
  Mark Greenberg, Provost - Drexel University  
  Doing Assessment as if Deep Learning Matters Most:  
Assessing and Promoting High-Impact Practices
  Thomas Angelo - Queens University of Charlotte
Assistant Provost, Founding Director of the Center for the Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and Professor of Higher Education
2:00 – 2:15 BREAK  
2:15 – 3:15 Concurrent Session 1  
  Using High-Risk Student Assessment Methods to Improve Student Outcomes PISB 104
  Jennifer Dahlman - Trinity Washington University  
  Using Co-op Evaluation Data for University and Program Changes PISB 106
  Joseph Hawk - Drexel University  
  Engaging and Sustaining Assessment on Large Campuses: The Temple Experience PISB 108
  Jodi Levine Laufgraben - Temple University  
  Myth:  Assessment Squashes Academic Freedom Pearlstein 101
  Julia Matuga - Bowling Green State University  
  Improve Your Assessment ROI: How to Transform Feedback into Learning Pearlstein 102
  Sue Hellman - University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)  
  An Examination of the Relationship Between Assessment-Based Simulations for Educational Leadership Berahkis Grand Hall, North
  Julienne Cuccio-Slichko - University at Albany/SUNY  
  Assessment Mania: Assessing the Assessors Berahkis Grand Hall, South
  Steven Hales - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania  
3:30 – 4:30 Concurrent Session 2  
  Harnessing Cats and Colts: Linking Classroom Assessment and Collaborative Learning Techniques PISB 104
  Thomas Angelo - Queens University of Charlotte  
  Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement PISB 106
  Sandra Bailey - Oregon Institute of Technology  
  Assessment in the Evaluation of Teaching: Finding Balance PISB 108
  Sonia Gonsalves - The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey  
  Bunkers, Bridges (and bombs): Communicating during the Assessment Process Pearlstein 101
  Bridget Lepore - Kean University  
  Changing Our Culture Through Active Reflection, Alternative Assessment and the E-portfolio Pearlstein 102
  Cyndi Rickards - Drexel University  
  Satisfying all the Stakeholders: An Integrated, Multidimensional Approach to Assessment Berahkis Grand Hall, North
  Chrysanthemum Mattison - Oregon State University  
  Reviewing Syllabi to Document Teaching Culture and Inform Decisions Berahkis Grand Hall, South
  Claudia Stanny - University of West Florida  
5:30 – 7:00 Reception The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  Dinosaur Hall  
7:00 – 8:30 Night Tour of Philadelphia Landmarks  
  Tour returns participants to the Sonesta Hotel and Drexel University  
Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast - Drexel University PISB Atrium
8:45 – 9:45 Concurrent Session 3  
  Integrating Institutional Effectiveness into the Planning and Budgeting Processes PISB 104
  John Barnshaw - Higher Education Consortia, University of Delaware  
  Combatting Drift in Multi-Section Courses: Tools for Engaging Faculty—A Precursor to Assessment PISB 106
  Julie Phillips - Temple University  
  Customizing Student Competencies through Direct Learning Assessment of Program Outcomes PISB 108
  Ray Lum - Drexel University  
  VALUE—An Alternative to Standardized Tests Pearlstein 101
  Peggy Maki - Peggy Maki Associates  
  Signature Assignments: From Backlash to Buy-In Pearlstein 102
  Michelle Filling-Brown - Cabrini College  
  Reimagining Assessment through Professional Development in Teaching and Learning Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27
  Noreen Lape - Dickinson College  
  Promoting Effective Assessment Practices Through Peer Review Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 33
  Claudia Stanny - University of West Florida  
10:00 – 11:00 Concurrent Session 4  
  Numbers and Narratives: Building Quantitative Data and Community PISB 104
  Karen Nulton - Drexel University  
  Are Your Educational Programs Learning-Centered? Can You Measure This? PISB 106
  Phyllis Blumberg - University of the Sciences  
  Aligning Assessment to Broader Strategic Goals Using Iterative Curriculum Design PISB 108
  Donald McEachron - Drexel University  
  Creating a Dialogue for Learning: Evaluating Competencies within a Course Development & Review Process Pearlstein 102
  Julie Phillips - Temple University  
  Assessment, Freedom, and a Life Worth Living  Pearlstein 101
  Christopher Nelson - St. John's College in Annapolis  
  Using Backward Design Principles to Develop Your Assessment Strategy and Materials Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27
  Todd Zakrajsek - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  
  Using Student Journals to Assess and Improve Writing of CDLG Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 33
  Marilena Olguta Vilceanu - Rowan University  
11:15 – 12:15 Concurrent Session 5  
  Successfully Assessing Failure: Authentic Assessment Practice in the Arts PISB 104
  Krishna Dunston - University of the Arts  
  Whole of Degree Design  - Embedding Scaffolded Authentic Assessment PISB 106
  Romy Lawson - University of Wollongong  
  Uncovering the Learning Experience Hidden by GPA and Standardized Test Scores PISB 108
  Barbara Hoekje - Drexel University  
  Connecting Assessment Plans & Data Management Systems with a Middle States Template Pearlstein 101
  Brett Everhart - Lock Haven University  
  Make It Count:  A Success Plan for Assessment Pearlstein 102
  Rebecca Jaroff - Ursinus College  
  Assessing Your Creative Strengths: A Diagnostic Approach Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27
  Fredricka Reisman - Drexel University  
  How is higher education redefining effective assessment practice:  Making it all fit together on your campus Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 33
  Kathryn Doherty - Notre Dame of Maryland University  
12:30 – 1:45 Luncheon & Plenary Berahkis Grand Hall
  How Will You Redesign?  
  Peggy Maki - Peggy Maki Associates
Higher Education Consultant Specializing in Assessing Student Learning
2:00 – 3:00 Concurrent Session 6  
  Working with Department Faculty to Develop a Culture of Assessment PISB 104
  Kathleen Ruthkosky - Marywood University  
  Digital/Open Badges: Are We Chasing a Better Mousetrap? PISB 106
  Sue Hellman - University of New Brunswick (Fredericton)  
  Strategic Assessment to Support Institutional Viability PISB 108
  Jennifer Fisler - Messiah College  
  Assessment from the Bottom-Up: Leveraging Faculty Expertise Pearlstein 102
  Allison Turner - West Chester University  
  Impact and Assessment: An Integrated Approach to Faculty Development Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27
  Will Miller - Flagler College  
  Moneyball and the Art of Statistical Analysis in Health-Related Professions Pearlstein 101
  Brad Marcum - University of Pikeville/Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine  
  Snapshot Session [A Collection of Mini Presentations] Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 33
  * SS1: The Art of Assessment  
  Dawn Hayward - Gwynedd Mercy University  
  * SS2: Beyond the Classroom:  Using Co-Curricular Activities to Assess General Education  
  Jane Phelps - Bergen County Community College  
  * SS3: Against the Odds: Developing Useful Productivity Standards for Higher Education  
  Marva Mack - Essex County College  
  * SS4: Have You Hugged Your Assessment Professional Today?  
  Jeff Bonfield - Drexel University  
3:00 – 3:15 Break PISB Atrium
3:15 – 4:30 Plenary Session – Point/Counterpoint Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 31
  Peggy Maki - Peggy Maki Associates
Higher Education Consultant Specializing in Assessing Student Learning
  Steven Hales - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Philosophy and noted skeptic of outcomes assessment
Friday, September 12, 2014
7:30 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast – Drexel University PISB Atrium
8:45 – 9:45 Concurrent Session 7  
  Mapping Learning Outcomes: What You Map is What You See PISB 104
  Natasha Jankowski - University of Illinois  
  Strategic Points of Entry Towards a Culture of Meaningful Assessment PISB 106
  Eric Kaldor - SUNY College at Brockport  
  Reframing Faculty Resistance: What Makes Assessment So Difficult in Practice? PISB 108
  Laura Rogers - Tufts University  
  A Proven Model for Faculty-driven General Education Assessment Pearlstein 101
  Rose Mince - The Community College of Baltimore County  
  Elegant Solution to a Knotty Problem: Assessing an Integrated Curriculum Pearlstein 102
  Jenifer Van Deusen - University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine  
  Ensuring Academic Integrity with Online Learning Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27
  Erik Cederholm - ProctorU  
  Why Re-design? Adapt and Innovate for Stress Free Sustainable Assessment Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 33
  Patrice Davis - Essex County College  
9:45 – 10:00 Break  
10:00 – 11:00 Concurrent Session 8  
  Building a Culture of Assessment:  A Nuts and Bolts Approach PISB 104
  Deborah Kell - Deborah E. H. Kell, LLC  
  Guiding Principles for an Institution Wide Assessment Initiative PISB 106
  Scott Heinerichs - West Chester University  
  Learning and Instructional Support Systems: Continuous Assessment in Context PISB 108
  Donald McEachron - Drexel University  
  Making Your Assessment Matter: Best Practices for Sharing Results. Pearlstein 101
  Mary Odden - Campus Labs  
  It Takes a Campus Village to Create a Culture of Assessment Pearlstein 102
  Heidi Anderson - University of the Sciences  
  Assessment of Special Needs Students Through Online Instruction Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27
  Marie Conceptia Girault - Essex County College  
  Beyond Exams: Innovative Applications of Formative Assessments in Higher Education Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 33
  Dan Thompson - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences  
11:15 – 12:30 Closing Plenary And Drawings PISB 120
  Teaching: Joys and Challenges of the Greatest Profession  
  Todd Zakrajsek - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Executive Director, Academy of Educators, director or two national Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching and Learning, and Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Family Medicine