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Panel Discussion with NILOA: Assessment During A Crisis: Checking In On You!

AEFIS Academy Community Event

Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Dr. David Allen, Associate Vice President for Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning, Texas A&M International University
Barika Barboza, Director, Learning & Program Evaluation, Miami Dade College-Wolfson
Dr. Susan Donat, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Messiah University
Dr. Tami Eggleston, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Director of MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Professor of Psychology, McKendree University

September 23, 2020 @ 2:00 PM 3:00 PM ET

Credit: NILOA

Description

In March 2020, institutions abruptly pivoted to remote instruction, sending students, faculty, and staff away from college campuses in response to COVID-19. In early August, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) published a report entitled “Assessment During A Crisis: Responding to a Global Pandemic”. This document provides an overview of findings from NILOA’s national survey of assessment-related changes made in Spring 2020 in response to COVID-19; couples those findings with other reports released from March through July; and provides guidance in the form of “do’s” and “do not’s” for higher education and the field of assessment—looking beyond Fall 2020 toward what needs to be done,” (Executive Summary, NILOA, August 2020). This panel of coaches representing colleges and universities in different parts of the US and a multitude of expertise from their respective positions gives the higher education community an opportunity to listen in on how they are managing change using overarching themes gleaned from the data collected. In addition, our purpose is to “check-in” and see how things are going now that the fall semester is underway.

2020 certainly has been one of those "I can't find 3 out of 4 socks!" kind of years! Credit: M. Sualp "Maggie in sock-therapy from eating her paw!"

2020 has certainly been one of those
“I can’t find my three out of four socks!” kind of years!

Credit: M. Sualp, CEO, AEFIS – “Pet Therapy: Maggie during sock-therapy from chewing on her paw!”

Key Takeaways

It is our goal to provide the audience with the following intended key takeaways:

1. Consider your current efforts to use data to inform your changes to processes and policies
2. Think beyond quick fixes and tackle broader issues and systems
3. Deliver authentic lifelong learning, skills recognition, and employability enablement in courses, co-curricular, and experiential activities
4. Create a student-centered institution using feedback to continue to drive changes
5. Build a sustainable momentum and demonstrate the impact of ongoing work to deliver authentic lifelong learning

Our Coaches

We are honored to have these academic leaders coaching this panel discussion:

Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Natasha Jankowski serves as Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and Research Associate Professor in the department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is co-author with her NILOA colleagues of the book Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education, as well as co-author of Degrees that Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm. Two forthcoming books focus on the role of students in assessment and equity and assessment. She works in partnership with her NILOA colleagues and others in the field on assignment design, transparency, evidence-based storytelling, equity, mapping and alignment of learning, and all things assessment.  NILOA is the proud recipient of the ACPA Contribution to Higher Education award. Natasha is the recipient of the Academic Professional Excellence Award from the University of Illinois, Kent State University’s Alumni Award, and the Young Alumni Award from the College of Education at UIUC. She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois State University.

Dr. David Allen, Associate Vice President for Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning, Texas A&M International University

Dr. David Allen is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning at Texas A&M International University. David started his career in Oklahoma, teaching science at the middle school, high school, and community college levels. He then spent 12 years in large-scale educational assessment with Educational Testing Service (ETS) developing science assessments and in project leadership. David has 8 years of university-level assessment experience at two universities and has been an assistant professor of assessment. David received his Ph.D. in Education, School Improvement from Texas State University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His undergraduate degrees are from Northeastern State University and Connors State College, both in Oklahoma.

Barika Barboza, Director, Learning & Program Evaluation, Miami Dade College-Wolfson

Barika Barboza is the Director of Learning and Program Evaluation at MDC. Ms. Barboza supports the college-wide learning outcomes process, Academic Program Review and is assisting in the development of Competency-Based Education program offerings. In addition, Ms. Barboza has over 14 years of experience in the field of outcomes assessment and program evaluation as a director of learning assessment, coordinator of outcomes assessment, evaluation consultant, research associate, and lecturer. Ms. Barboza has presented nationally at conferences such as Association for General and Liberal Studies, Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education and Valencia Assessment Conference and participated in American Psychological Association’s Summit on National Assessment of Psychology Application. Ms. Barboza holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bennett College.

Dr. Susan Donat, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Messiah University

Susan Donat, Ph.D., is the Director of Curriculum; Assistant Director of Assessment; and Messiah University’s Accreditation Liaison Officer. She worked with multiple task forces as a change agent to develop new programs, revise institutional learning outcomes, create an adult general education program, and revise the institution’s guiding educational assumptions. Dr. Donat currently serves on multiple institutional committees including assessment, curriculum, general education, academic council, adult degree steering, and the COE Senate in addition to serving as a Middle States Peer Evaluator. She teaches graduate courses in Higher Education and in Business and Leadership. She enjoys presenting regularly at national conferences including IUPUI (2018, 2019), AALHE (2012-2018, 2020), Middle States (2018), Drexel’s Assessment Conference (2014, 2016-2020), and UPCEA/SOLAR (2020).

Dr. Tami Eggleston, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Director of MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Professor of Psychology, McKendree University

Tami Eggleston is an Associate Provost & Professor of Psychology at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. Tami and her team at McKendree are proud recipients of the 2020 NILOA Excellence in Assessment Designation. Tami is also an Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Sport Psychology Performance Consultant. She regularly presents, consults, and works with colleges, high schools, businesses, and athletes on teaching, technology, assessment,  teamwork, and how to simply be the best in any situation. Tami will connect theory, research, and application in an educational and fun way. She believes it is more fun to learn if you laugh a little at the same time.

More to come – Please check back soon or register to receive updates!

Moderated by Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS


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Vitalii Yakubenko, Developer & Project Leader, AEFIS Academy
Umit Topacan, Senior Software Engineer, AEFIS
Terry Barmann, Executive Director. Institutional Effectiveness, Arapahoe Community College
Thomas Betcher, Director, Assessment and Accreditation, Cedarville University
Eleanor Dizon, Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning, Washington State University
Josephine Seddon, Director of Educational Effectiveness, University of Rochester
Muhammet Unal, Product Support Engineer, AEFIS
Edward Collins, Associate Director of Assessment & Accreditation, Southern Methodist University
Julia Mayo, Assistant Academic Dean: Academic Administration and Effectiveness, Western Seminary
Yan Cooksey, Associate Director of Assessment, Southern Methodist University
Jane Marie Souza, Associate Provost for Academic Administration, University of Rochester
Dayna Oscherwitz, Assistant Provost for General Education, Southern Methodist University
John Milton, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Master's University
Karol Batey, Assessment Specialist and “the Best”, Texas A&M International University
David Allen, Associate Vice President for Institutional Assessment, Research, and Planning, Texas A&M International University
Alaa Alshraa, Quality and Academic Accreditation Unit Manager, Al-Ghad International Health Sciences Colleges
Nina Faix, Associate Director of Curriculum, Chattahoochee Technical College
Tami Eggleston, Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Director of MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Professor of Psychology, McKendree University
Susan Donat, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Messiah University
Jon McGuire, Assessment Coordinator, Amarillo College
Tina Babb, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Amarillo College
Phyllis Blumberg, Acclaimed Workshop Leader, Author Promoting Learning Centered Teaching Educational Developer Assessment Consultant, Consultant
Suzanne Carbonaro, Director of Academic Partnerships, AEFIS
Ellen Dobson, Director of Assessment. Institutional Effectiveness, Campbell University
Barika Barboza, Director, Learning & Program Evaluation, Miami Dade College-Wolfson
Jasmine Yang, Inst. Research Analyst, Sr. Office of Institutional Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Colleen Knapp, Academic Assessment Coordinator, Ohio Northern University
Brian Flynn, Employee Success Manager, AEFIS
Katie Busby, Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning, University of Mississippi
Kristin Janke, Senior Associate to the Dean for Assessment and Quality, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Krista Prock, Interim Director of Assessment, Kutztown University
Michelle Selk, Academic and Technical Program Effectiveness, San Jacinto College
Karen Rauch, Associate Provost for Accreditation and Assessment, Kutztown University
Jamie Jones, Director of Educational Outcomes and Effectiveness, Pierce College District
Jenny Green, Accountability & Assessment Coordinator, SUNY Brockport
Sara Amstutz, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ACCOUNTING, Saint Mary of the Woods College
Chiara Logli, Institution Assessment Specialist, Honolulu Community College
Kallie Rogers, Client Success Coordinator, AEFIS
Alise Hagan, Director, Office of Institutional Assessment, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Samantha Gizerian, Associate Professor; Assoc. Director for Undergraduate Studies, Washington State University
Lauren Webb, Higher Education Administration & Research, Community College of Rhode Island
Kris Bryd, Senior Assessment and Curriculum Specialist, The University for Creative Careers
Constance Tucker, Vice Provost Educational Improvement and Innovation, Oregon Health & Science University
Nick Jarmuz, Director of Athletic Operations & Campus Safety & Security, Roosevelt University
Melissa McBurney, Dean for Accreditation & Assessment, Columbia Basin College
Carrie Zack, Associate Director of Educator Licensure and Preparation., Northern Illinois University
Tammy Peery, Faculty and Academic Affairs Officer, Johns Hopkins University
Liz Bremer, Director of Assessment and Research Management, Diversity and Inclusion, Rochester Institute of Technology
Chadia Abras, Director of Institutional Assessment, Johns Hopkins University