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Lightning Talk Series—“How to Provide Timely and Useful Feedback Throughout the Assessment Cycle at a Large Institution”

AEFIS Academy Community Event


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

Drexel Assessment Conference 2019

September 12, 2019 @ 4:40 PM 4:55 PM UTC


Lightning Presentations are delivered by some of the greatest minds and leaders in assessment, continuous improvement, learner success and accreditation. These snapshot presentations highlight a variety of current assessment practices, successes and challenges in higher education. Listen in as assessment leaders share their advice, tips and insights. You may just find something you can adopt at your university. In this session, Texas A&M University Assessment leaders discuss using workflows for managing assessment across the university.


Dr. Alicia Dorsey, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Texas A&M University
Elizabeth Bledsoe Piwonka, Associate Director for Assessment, Texas A&M University

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.

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