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2019 - Moving from Concept to Practice

A photo of the Drexel Therapy Dogs

“Moving from Concept to Practice” was more than just the theme for the 6th annual conference. It was ingrained in every aspect of the conference including the speakers, pre-conference workshops and the all of the sessions themselves. Along with the 56 concurrent session offerings, 2 snapshot session blocks and 1 workshop session block, the conference also hosted the second version of the AALHE Assessment Institute and a panel on the assessment of work-integrated learning moderated by Dr. Nancy Johnston, the President of the World Association of Co-op and Work Integrated Education (WACE). Dr. Carol A. Hurney (Colby College) spoke about creating learning outcomes for faculty development and Dr. Stephen P. Hundley (IUPUI) spoke about leadership and culture in assessment in higher education. The six pre-conference workshops focused on relevant topics such as “Cognitive Load and Student Success” and “Increasing Equity Using Evidence-Based Assessment. As always, there was more than just presentations, there was a lot of fun. Attendees had the opportunity to eat ice cream and meet Mario the Magnificent, enjoy a visit with the Drexel therapy dogs, spend a night out watching the Phillies as well as enjoy an evening reception at the city’s newest attraction, the Museum of the American Revolution. This beautiful venue offered food and drink, the run of the museum as well as a show surrounding George Washington’s actual field tent.

This conference represents a total Drexel University effort that could not be completed without the cooperation of many different departments as well as the countless volunteers who give their time freely to ensure success.  A toast to those amazing individuals and we will see you next year!


The Conference Planning Committee

Relive the conference through pictures.