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How We Built This? Series—Community College Edition

AEFIS Academy Community Event

Presenters

Dr. Colin Suchland

Chair, Learning Outcomes Assessment Team, Professor of Sociology

Lincoln Land Community College

Dr. Kathleen Gorski

Dean for Learning Outcomes, Curriculum Mapping and Program Developmen

Waubonsee Community College

Molly Durava, Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, Waubonsee Community College

February 28, 2020 @ 11:25 AM 12:15 PM ET

Description

How We Built This? Series provides a forum for assessment leaders to share their sustainable assessment processes within AEFIS, in a spin-off active dialogue inspired by NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast series.

This particular session unpacks how Community Colleges face increasing demands for information regarding their learners from both internal and external stakeholders. Regional, state and programmatic accreditation agencies require community colleges to set goals, develop assessments to measure these goals, analyze outcomes, and share out next steps based on these outcomes. State departments require specific reports to include student outcome data as well. In an ad-hoc environment, the cost of gathering, analyzing, and reporting this information is rising. Listen in to how these assessment leaders are building sustainable assessment processes within AEFIS, Assessment Management Platform in a spin-off active dialogue inspired by NPR’s How I Built This podcast series. These community assessment ‘edupreneurs’ will answer the tough questions and share their assessment stories using technology to provide a transparent feedback loop for continuous improvement and student success.

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.

Dr. Kathleen Gorski, Dean for Learning Outcomes, Curriculum Mapping and Program Developmen, Waubonsee Community College

Dr. Kathleen Gorski provides leadership in the area of outcomes assessment, curriculum design and program development. She ensures that quality educational programs are sustained through meaningful and continuous improvement practices including assessment and program review.

Molly Durava, Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, Waubonsee Community College

Highly dedicated student affairs professional with experience working directly with faculty members and graduate students across disciplines in both student and alumni programming. Accomplished in building relationships with alumni and students and providing experienced administrative support to students and alumni in higher education.


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