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A Tale of Two Cousins—Intersecting the Art of Feedback and Assessment Inspired by VALUE Rubrics

AALHE 11th Annual Conference

Presenters

Dr. Colin Suchland

Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, Professor of Sociology

Lincoln Land Community College

Ms. Dana Scott

Assistant Professor; Director of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, East Falls Campus

Thomas Jefferson University

Suzanne Carbonaro

Director of Academic Partnerships

AEFIS

June 8, 2021 @ 5:00 PM 5:45 PM EDT

Description

Providing clear feedback is a known contributor to positively impacting student achievement. Yet, finding the right instruments and processes to give quality feedback in real-time can be daunting. Learn from assessment professionals from Thomas Jefferson University and Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) who have designed and digitized processes at their institutions, to quantify qualitative assessment across disciplines. A common component of these assessment practices is the use of AAC&U VALUE Rubrics. The VALUE Rubrics served as a launching point to delineate relevant criteria for use in multiple disciplines. LLCC has created a high impact practices (HIPs) curriculum that centers on a VALUE-rubric inspired HIPs instrument, while Jefferson has used VALUE rubrics to develop evaluation tools for effective feedback in Design and Design Thinking courses. Both institutions have moved their assessment processes to their online assessment management platform to enable learners to see and respond to feedback in real-time.

Key Takeaways

It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:

1. Apply multiple assessment methods to reinforce evaluations and focus on student learning

2. Determine how the use of these assessments has a positive impact on student achievement

3. Identify key ways institutions can adapt VALUE Rubrics for use across various assessment processes and disciplines

Presenters

Dr. Colin Suchland, Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, Professor of Sociology, Lincoln Land Community College

Dr. Colin E. Suchland holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a tenured professor at Lincoln Land Community College, he has served as President of the Faculty Senate and (now) Chair of the Learning Outcomes Assessment Team. Suchland’s academic interests include critical pedagogy, digital media studies, generational studies, social inequalities, and urban communities. He is a proud member of the American Sociological Association, the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology, the Midwest Sociological Society, and the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education. He also is the recipient of an AEFIS Partner Award for his role in piloting new assessment processes at LLCC in the past three years. A frequent conference presenter and keynote speaker at regional and national symposiums, Suchland has a passion for higher education and his undergraduate students. He has been a full-time college instructor for more than a decade, receiving extensive training in online course design. A working print and digital journalist for many years, Suchland continues to apply photojournalistic skills to his primary research.

Ms. Dana Scott, Assistant Professor; Director of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes, East Falls Campus, Thomas Jefferson University

Dana Scott is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator working in the Philadelphia area. Her work, ranging from photography to installation, focuses on translations of natural form based in aesthetics, exploration and composition. Her pedagogy focuses on Foundation Studies, including Design and Design Thinking, as well as Educational Assessment. She is currently the Director of Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes at Thomas Jefferson University, East Falls Campus, and an Assistant Professor in the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce. Her teaching history includes 2D and 3D Design, Drawing, Art History, Design Thinking and First Year Seminar courses. Dana has exhibited her work internationally, and presented on a variety of topics at assessment conferences, including the Assessment Institute at IUPUI and the Drexel Assessment Conference.

Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS

Suzanne Carbonaro, M.Ed, MS, CE School Administrator, is the Director of Academic Partnerships at AEFIS. Suzanne has 27 years experience in higher education teaching, curriculum design, assessment and leadership. Most recently, Suzanne served as the Director of Assessment at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences where she designed the real-time assessment process for the newly implemented competency-driven doctor of pharmacy curriculum. She came to USciences from Rider University where she served as Director of Assessment and Strategic Partnerships at the College of Education. Here she redesigned their assessment process and managed over a million dollars in grants. Suzanne has led successful self-studies and re-accreditation efforts for the doctor of pharmacy and teacher and leader education programs. She is a proud member of the team who successfully received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) 2019 Award for Excellence in Assessment. Suzanne was invited to present her research and development of Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) to IMS Global at the 2018 Learning Analytics Summit, 2019 IMS Global Digital Credentials Summit and was a finalist for Learning Impact Awards at the Leadership Institute in May 2019. She received the USciences 2018 Founder’s Day Award for Innovation and has presented at AALHE (2018, 2019, 2020), Drexel Assessment Conference (2018, 2019, 2020), IUPUI (2018, 2019, 2020), AACP (2019) as well as regional assessment conferences, and the Competency-Based Education Network (2019, 2020).


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