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Lightning Talks Series—Assessment for Learning: Engaging Faculty and Students in Reflection and Improvement

Drexel 2021 Assessment Conference


Dr. Kristen Betts

Clinical Professor

Drexel University

Dr. Rosalind Ram

Associate Academic Vice President for Curriculum and Assessment

Brigham Young University-Hawaii

September 9, 2021 @ 3:45 PM 4:45 PM EDT


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.

This Lightning Talk Series consists of two presentations both centered on engaging faculty and students in reflection and improvement through active learning and research. Hear from leaders who are giving terrific opportunities for learners to provide feedback on teaching and learning through a robust syllabi review at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and graduate student research at Drexel University.


Dr. Kristen Betts, Clinical Professor, Drexel University

Dr. Kristen Betts is a Clinical Professor in the School of Education at Drexel University. Dr. Betts has over 20 years of teaching in higher education and serving in key leadership positions within private, public, and for-profit institutions. Dr. Betts teaches in the Mind, Brain & Learning Certificate program, MS programs, and EdD program. Dr. Betts’ expertise is in online and blended learning, curriculum and instructional design, and evaluation. Her research focus is on Mind, Brain, and Education science, assessment, technology-enhanced learning, and professional development. Dr. Betts is a Fulbright Specialist and Middle States Commission on Higher Education peer evaluator. Dr. Betts is a grant reviewer for the Hong Kong Grants Council. Dr. Betts is also an invited keynote speaker nationally and internationally.

Dr. Rosalind Ram, Associate Academic Vice President for Curriculum and Assessment, Brigham Young University-Hawaii

As an indigenous Chamoru woman from Guam who is a 30+ year transplant of Hawaii nei, I often approach my efforts with the Chamoru principle of Fan afaomaoleg yan fan aayuda=take care of each other and help each other and with aloha. My colleagues know me as helpful and transparent with processes. I am in this to help everyone involved learn and be better.

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