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Lightning Talks Series—Lessons Learned from Implementing a New Software Institution-Wide

AEFIS Academy Community Event


Dr. Christopher Davis

Vice President of Academic Services and Quality

University of Maryland Global Campus

October 14, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 2:30 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.

Leading change in higher education is never easy and does not come without a plan that considers your mission, culture, faculty, and your students. This session will focus on strategies to support your change—specifically your digital transformation of assessment for learning and improvement—and scaling this approach across your institution to produce efficiency while also enabling access to meaningful data to drive decision-making. Dr. Davis will discuss UMGC’s assessment vision, and process, including sharing their journey, challenges, examples, and instruments that you can use to lead digital transformation at your institution.


Dr. Christopher Davis, Vice President of Academic Services and Quality, University of Maryland Global Campus

Dr. Chris Davis serves as Vice President of Academic Services and Quality at the University of Maryland Global Campus. In over two decades in higher education he has served in a variety of leadership and faculty roles at multiple universities in both the non-profit and for-profit sector. He started his career in higher education as an adjunct faculty member at Baker College in Michigan in 1997. He joined the faculty at Baker full-time a year later and moved into administration first as a Dean and then as system Director for Effective Teaching and Learning and later becoming Director of Assessment. In 2008, he joined National Louis University in Chicago at Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness. Joining Colorado Technical University in 2011, he served as Vice Provost with responsibility for online faculty and later supervised doctoral programs. He became Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at Western International University in 2014, and later became Provost, and then President during the teach-out of the university until it closed March 1, 2019. Dr. Davis served as a Higher Learning Commission peer reviewer for 15 years and has been a Middle States Commission for Higher Education reviewer since 2020.

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