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Lightning Talks Series—Addressing Problems of Practice: Collaborating with Your Community to Establish a Foundation to Collect Meaningful Data

SACSCOC 2021 Annual Meeting & Educational Excellence Expo


Dr. Mike Rudolph

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

University of Kentucky

December 3, 2021 @ 3:45 PM 4:15 PM EST


Lightning Talks are short, targeted presentations that provide insight into best practices, challenges, and successes in assessment. Listen in as some of the greatest minds and thought leaders share authentic assessment processes, continuous improvement stories, and innovative approaches toward lifelong learning and student success.

Digital transformation of your assessment processes is exciting but challenging at the same time. Empowering key stakeholders to contribute and design this digital transformation is essential. Tasks and logistics such as setting up assessment proficiency scales, translating these scales for your programs and institution, and digitizing manual data collection are all part of the foundation to collect meaningful data for institutional effectiveness and improvement. Having a community to draw information and best practices from gives you the ability to adapt success from other institutions and stakeholders to your process. Hear from Mike Rudolph from the University of Kentucky who has worked with partners from his 18 colleges to design a system for assessment that promotes the collection of meaningful data that can be used for making decisions related to continuous improvement and accreditation reporting.


Dr. Mike Rudolph, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Kentucky

I am an experienced higher education administrator with a passion for asking questions and using data and research to guide improvement. I work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop and fine-tune institutional effectiveness systems, including assessment of student learning outcomes, general education, and program review. One of the most rewarding aspects of my current role is the opportunity to serve as a campus "consultant" by providing guidance and resources to program directors and unit leads, and empowering them to conduct meaningful assessment of their programs.

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