The conference committee always seeks the most informative and influential speakers in the world of assessment and evaluation of teaching and learning as well as accreditation. Over the years, we have welcomed Linda Suskie, Tom Angelo and Natasha Jankowski. In 2018, the plenary speakers were Jillian Kinzie, Senior Scholar and Associate Director of Indiana University's Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute and Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Faculty Development Fellowship in the UNC School of Medicine. The luncheon plenary was replaced by an panel discussion about the state of higher education moderated by Drexel President, John A. Fry, that included the presidents of Philadelphia area colleges/universities including Saint Joseph’s University, LaSalle University and the Community College of Philadelphia
2019 is the 6th year of the Drexel Assessment Conference and the conference speakers are:
Carol A. Hurney, Colby College
Carol A. Hurney earned her Ph.D. in biology at the University of Virginia. Currently she is the founding director of the Center for Teaching & Learning at Colby College. In this role, she works with students and faculty to enhance the Colby academic culture through programs that encourage fresh perspectives on the teaching and learning endeavors informed by the scholarly literature. During Carol’s 20+ years of college teaching, she has taught introductory courses to Biology majors and non-majors infused with active learning, inquiry-based labs and authentic writing experiences. Her scholarly interests include learner-centered teaching, active learning, and measuring the impact of educational development on faculty.
Stephen P. Hundley, IUPUI
Stephen P. Hundley, Ph.D. is Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Planning and Institutional Improvement and Professor of Organizational Leadership at IUPUI. He chairs the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis and serves as Editor of Assessment Update. With Susan Kahn, he is co-editor of the forthcoming book entitled Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education. Stephen has addressed audiences throughout the United States and in over 30 foreign countries. His prior administrative leadership roles include program director, department chair, associate dean for academic affairs, associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, and interim dean and associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a doctorate from American University in Washington, D.C.