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Wednesday, June 6 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Identifying Solutions to Problems in Assessment

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As a follow-up to "Identifying Problems in Assessment", David Eubanks, Erik Gilbert, Lynn Priddy, and Bob Shireman will suggest potential futures and offer solutions to avoiding previously identified snares and pitfalls in assessment as it is currently practiced. Erik Gilbert, Professor of History and Chair of Arkansas State University's Institutional Review Board, will begin by providing a faculty view of professional development needs of faculty for improvement of teaching and learning in the Academy. Next, David Eubanks, author of A Guide for the Perplexed, will offer guidelines for using basic tenets of statistics and measurement when designing assessment protocols. A veteran Vice-President for Accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission and current Provost, National American University, Lynn Priddy will then discuss ways to uphold assessment for learning in light of H.R. 4508, PROSPER, the Higher Education Act. Bob Shireman, senior fellow at The Century Foundation, will conclude by suggesting pathways for advancing solutions for improved assessment practices to public policy. Participants are invited to submit questions for the panelists electronically throughout the session.

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David Eubanks

Assistant VP for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, Furman University
David Eubanks holds a PhD in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University and currently serves as Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at Furman University. He has worked on the practical side of assessing student learning, including student writing... Read More →

Erik Gilbert

Erik Gilbert is a professor of history at Arkansas State University who specializes in 19th and 20th century East Africa and the western Indian Ocean. He is the author of Dhows and the Colonial Economy of Zanzibar (2004), Africa in World History (2004) now in its third edition and... Read More →

Lynn Priddy

Dr. Lynn E. Priddy serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer of National American University, an institution specifically working with the states, accreditors, and the US Department of Education to step in and serve displaced students when their colleges close. NAU absorbs these... Read More →

Robert Shireman

Robert Shireman is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation working on education policy with a focus on affordability, quality assurance, and consumer protections. He served in the Clinton White House as a Senior Policy Advisor to the National Economic Council and later for the Obama... Read More →
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Josie Welsh

Director - Institutional Effectiveness, Missouri Southern State University
Josie Welsh is a social psychologist who has worked both in faculty and administration at both large public and small private universities. Josie oversees assessment and institutional research and teaches senior thesis for the honors program at Missouri Southern. She serves on... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Ballroom C