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Active Learning Lab (ALL) Series—How to Build Workflows to Lead Successful Assessment

AEFIS Academy Community Event

Presenters

Dr. Alicia Dorsey

Associate Vice President for Academic Effectiveness & Planning; SACSCOC Liaison

Texas A & M University-College Station

Elizabeth Piwonka

Associate Director, Office of the Provost – Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation

Texas A & M International University

Dr. Alyce Odasso

Assistant Director of Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation

Texas A & M International University

AALHE 2020 Online Conference

June 8, 2020 @ 1:00 PM 2:00 PM UTC

Description

AEFIS Active Learning Lab or ALL workshop series is participant-driven, hands-on experience for users who want to learn how to more efficiently implement assessment processes and solutions on their campuses using AEFIS. ALL offers all-inclusive sessions on selected topics where attendees can learn and build solutions specific to their institution or program via a backward-design approach. Using the Edcamp Model “unconference” delivery, this active learning experience focuses on what partners need to know and want to put into action on their campuses tomorrow.

This particular lab unpacks the powerful workflow feature within AEFIS, which can be leveraged to enhance a collaborative experience that includes stakeholders across your campus system. The real-time assessment project management solution enables leaders to create deliberative workflows to engage key stakeholders in self-study reporting, strategic planning tasks, and program assessment. Attendees create an end to end plan of how workflow can be implemented at their institution based on use cases provided by AEFIS partners. Takeaways include components of research centered on psychological safety, instructional leadership, and a design framework for how this solution can be phased into the assessment process on your campus.

Presenters

Dr. Alicia Dorsey, Associate Vice President for Academic Effectiveness & Planning; SACSCOC Liaison, Texas A & M University-College Station

Dr. Alicia Dorsey is the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Texas A&M University with 20 years of experience in higher education in program development and assessment (including at two comprehensive, separately accredited health science centers).  In her current role, she supports and facilitates ongoing assessment at the course, program, college, and university-wide levels in collaboration with assessment consultants within the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation.  She serves as the primary point of contact for the implementation of AEFIS to facilitate the reimagining of integrated assessment efforts across the university. She also oversees the development of the SACSCOC compliance certification and the QEP assessment strategies. 

Elizabeth Piwonka, Associate Director, Office of the Provost – Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation, Texas A & M International University

Elizabeth Bledsoe Piwonka began full-time work in assessment in 2013. In her current position as Associate Director for Assessment at Texas A&M University she supports and facilitates ongoing assessment efforts at the program, college, and institutional level including program assessment, curriculum mapping, general education assessment, and the assessment of educational requirements such as the International Culture & Diversity and Cultural Discourse requirements. Elizabeth graduated from Texas A&M University with a double major in English and Communication, and is a proud member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2011. She has worked at Texas A&M University since 2013 where she started her assessment career in what was then the Office of Institutional Assessment. Since that time the office has grown to become the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation where she is now the Associate Director for Assessment. She holds an MA in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies with a focus on Student Development and Student Affairs from the University of Iowa and is in the process of completing her research and dissertation requirements for a PhD in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Alyce Odasso, Assistant Director of Assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation, Texas A & M International University

Dr. Alyce Odasso is the Assistant Director of Assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Evaluation at Texas A&M University. Here she helps orchestrate many of the university-wide assessment efforts with particular focus on annual program assessment.


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