Assessment in Higher Education

MSI Fellowship Week: Evaluation and Capacity Building in A Master of Social Work Curriculum by Candace Carter

Hello! I am Candace Carter, PhD an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Mississippi Valley State University.  I had the unique opportunity to serve as a fellow in the 2019 cohort of the American Evaluation Association Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Faculty Initiative.  I teach methods of social work research, needs assessment and program evaluation in the …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Developing Culturally Responsive Evaluation in Urban Education Leaders by Omari Jackson

My name is Omari Jackson, Ph.D.  I am an Assistant Professor of Urban Educational Leadership at Morgan State University and a member of the 2019 cohort of the Minority Serving Institutions initiative of the American Evaluation Association. Lesson Learned: Culturally responsive leadership is commonly discussed as a necessity in K-12 schools serving black and brown …

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CREATE Week: CAEP Content Validity Resource and Lessons Learned by Kevin Eakes

Hello teacher education colleagues, particularly those charged with leading accreditation efforts for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). My name is Kevin Eakes and I am the Assistant Dean for the School of Education, Health, & Human Performance at the College of Charleston (CofC) in Charleston, South Carolina. One year ago I …

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Lisa Kaczmarczyk on Evaluation in K-12 Computer Science May Require Unexpected Resources

Hi, my name is Lisa Kaczmarczyk; I am a computer scientist with my own project evaluation consultancy and I’m also an adjunct computer science (CS) faculty at Harvey Mudd College. I work primarily with CS and engineering teachers and faculty who face unique challenges when creating their computing curriculum and evaluation procedures. A recent conversation …

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CLEAR Week: Neha Sharma on What can behavioral science tell us about learning through evaluations?

I’m Neha Sharma from the CLEAR Global Hub at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. A key Hub role involves facilitating learning and sharing knowledge about evaluation capacity development. So I often think about how people learn. In this context, I’ve been reading a lot of behavioral science literature, and reflecting on what makes people learn …

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Stephanie Fuentes on Harnessing Big Data in Higher Education: Evaluators as Data Scientists

I’m Stephanie Fuentes, an institutional researcher for a small, for-profit college and I’m totally fascinated by the hype around data scientists and predictive analytics. Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil call it the sexiest job of the 21st century (according to an often-cited Harvard Business Review article). Who knew evaluators were in such demand? As evaluators …

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CEA Affiliate Week: Leah Christina Neubauer and Suzanne Carlberg-Racich on Evaluation and Public Health: Examining MPH Coursework, Curriculum & Culminating Experiences

We are Leah Christina Neubauer and Suzanne Carlberg-Racich from Chicago. Neubauer is based in DePaul’s MPH Program and is President of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA).  Carlberg-Racich is a Visiting Assistant Professor in DePaul’s MPH Program. We are both interested in evaluation-related coursework, curriculum, and culminating experiences in Master of Public Health (MPH) programs.  In the …

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Michelle Baron on Building a Culture of Assessment

Well, hello there! I’m Michelle Baron, Academic Assessment Specialist at Utah Valley University, and an Independent Evaluation Strategist. I’d like to share some tricks of the trade with you in building a culture of assessment in higher education. As an evaluator, the main idea for me is helping people understand what works, why it works, …

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AHE TIG Week: Pat Barlow and Tiffany Smith on Higher Education Assessment in Graduate Medical Education

Hi, this is Pat and Tiffany. We are doctoral candidates in Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement who work for the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tennessee. We completely redesigned a statistics and epidemiology curriculum where none of the previous instructors had formally outlined what they wanted their residents to learn. We not only …

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AHE TIG Week: Tamara Bertrand Jones on Creating an Assessment Culture

Hello, I’m Tamara Bertrand Jones. I’m an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University and a former Director of Research and Evaluation in Student Affairs. Assessment in higher education has largely been used for external accountability. Divisions and departments can use these external mandates for internal improvement and make assessment part of daily …

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