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Program Overview & Materials

Drexel University
Regional Assessment Conference 2014

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
PowerPoint Presentation
Handout (docx)
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 and Danielle Artis - Trinity Washington University
PowerPoint Presentation

  Using Co-op Evaluation Data for University and Program Changes PISB 106

Joseph Hawk, Lynne Hickle, and Stephanie Sullivan - Drexel University

  Engaging and Sustaining Assessment on Large Campuses: The Temple Experience PISB 108

Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Gina Calzaferri, and Steven Kreinberg - Temple University
PDF Presentation

  Myth:  Assessment Squashes Academic Freedom Pearlstein 101

Julia Matuga and Donna Nelson-Beene - 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

Grand Hall, North


Julienne Cuccio-Slichko and Kathy Gullie - University at Albany/SUNY
PowerPoint Presentation
Handout (docx)

  Assessment Mania: Assessing the Assessors

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
PowerPoint Presentation
Handout (docx)
  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 and Susan Davenport - The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
PowerPoint Presentation

  Bunkers, Bridges (and bombs): Communicating during the Assessment Process Pearlstein 101
  Bridget Lepore - Kean University  
  Assessing Your Creative Strengths: A Diagnostic Approach Pearlstein 102
  Fredricka Reisman, Larry Keiser, and Obinna Otti - Drexel University
PowerPoint Presentation
  Satisfying all the Stakeholders: An Integrated, Multidimensional Approach to Assessment Behrakis
Grand Hall, North
  Chrysanthemum Mattison - Oregon State University
PowerPoint Presentation
  Reviewing Syllabi to Document Teaching Culture and Inform Decisions Behrakis 
Grand Hall, South

Claudia Stanny and Melissa Gonzalez - University of West Florida
PowerPoint Presentation

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  (sponsored by AEFIS) 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 and Istvan Varkonyi - Temple University

  Customizing Student Competencies through Direct Learning Assessment of Program Outcomes PISB 108

Ray Lum, Jennifer Breaux, and Shannon Marquez - Drexel University
PowerPoint Presentation
Handout 1 (docx)
Handout 2 (xlsx)
Handout 3 (docx)

  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, Seth Frechie, and Laura Groves - Cabrini College

  Reimagining Assessment through Professional Development in Teaching and Learning Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27

Noreen Lape and Tiffany Frey - Dickinson College

  Promoting Effective Assessment Practices Through Peer Review Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 108
  Claudia Stanny - University of West Florida
PowerPoint Presentation
10:00 – 11:00 Concurrent Session 4  
  Numbers and Narratives: Building Quantitative Data and Community PISB 104

Karen Nulton, Mariana Mendez, Marshall Warfield, and Anne Erickson - Drexel University
PowerPoint Presentation

  Are Your Educational Programs Learning-Centered? Can You Measure This? PISB 106
  Phyllis Blumberg - University of the Sciences
PowerPoint Presentation
PDF Handout
  Aligning Assessment to Broader Strategic Goals Using Iterative Curriculum Design PISB 108
  Donald McEachron - Drexel University
PowerPoint Presentation
  Creating a Dialogue for Learning: Evaluating Competencies within a Course Development & Review Process Pearlstein 102

Julie Phillips and Istvan Varkonyi - 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, 108
  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
PowerPoint Presentation
PDF Handout
  Whole of Degree Design  - Embedding Scaffolded Authentic Assessment PISB 106
  Romy Lawson - University of Wollongong
PowerPoint Presentation
  Uncovering the Learning Experience Hidden by GPA and Standardized Test Scores PISB 108

Barbara Hoekje and Karen Nulton - Drexel University
PowerPoint Presentation

  Connecting Assessment Plans & Data Management Systems with a Middle States Template Pearlstein 101

Brett Everhart and Brian Zirlin - Lock Haven University

  Make It Count:  A Success Plan for Assessment Pearlstein 102

Rebecca Jaroff and Talia Argondezzi - Ursinus College

  Changing Our Culture Through Active Reflection, Alternative Assessment and the E-porfolio
Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27

Cyndi Rickards - Drexel University
PDF Presentation

  How is Higher Education Redefining Effective Assessment Practice:  Making it all Fit Together on Your Campus Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 108
  Kathryn Doherty - Notre Dame of Maryland University  
12:30 – 1:45 Luncheon & Plenary Behrakis
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, Barbara Higgins, and Theresa Tulaney - Marywood University
PowerPoint Presentation

  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, Susan Donat, Mary Finch, and Kristin Hansen-Kieffer - Messiah College
PowerPoint Presentation

  Assessment from the Bottom-Up: Leveraging Faculty Expertise Pearlstein 102

Session Cancelled

  Impact and Assessment: An Integrated Approach to Faculty Development Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27

Session Cancelled

  Moneyball and the Art of Statistical Analysis in Health-Related Professions Pearlstein 101

Brad Marcum and Margaret Sidle - University of Pikeville/Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
PowerPoint Presentation

  Snapshot Session [A Collection of Mini Presentations]
PowerPoint Presentation
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 Community College  
  * SS3: 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, Robert Baker, and Ruth Childs - SUNY College at Brockport
PowerPoint Presentation

  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, Lynne Mason, and Nancy Bogage - The Community College of Baltimore County
PowerPoint Presentation

  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
  Session Cancelled  
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
PDF Presentation
  Guiding Principles for an Institution Wide Assessment Initiative PISB 106

Scott Heinerichs and Michael Jendzurski - West Chester University

  Learning and Instructional Support Systems: Continuous Assessment in Context PISB 108

Donald McEachron and Mustafa Sualp - Drexel University
PowerPoint Presentation

  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 and Phyllis Blumberg - University of the Sciences

  Assessment of Special Needs Students Through Online Instruction Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 27
  Marie Conceptia Girault - Essex County College
PowerPoint Presentation
  Beyond Exams: Innovative Applications of Formative Assessments in Higher Education Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 33

Dan Thompson and Brandy Close - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
PowerPoint Presentation 

11:15 – 12:30 Closing Plenary And Drawings PISB Atrium
  Teaching: Joys and Challenges of the Greatest Profession  
  Todd Zakrajsek - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Executive Director, Academy of Educators, director of 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