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General Education and Assessment: 
A Sea Change in Student Learning

Network for Academic Renewal Conference
February 28-March 2, 2013
Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts

Resources and Session Materials

AAC&U thanks this conference's session facilitators for sharing their work. Resources and materials are made available here at the discretion of the facilitators.

Plenary Session Podcasts

KEYNOTE: General Education: Connecting to Issues of Vital Importance (pdf)
Bobby Fong, President, Ursinus College

PLENARY: What If? (ppt)
Peggy Maki, Educational Assessment Consultant

PLENARY: Using "What Works" to Support Student Success (ppt)
Sarita Brown, President and Cofounder, Excelencia in Education

PLENARY: Do Measures of College Learning Measure College Learning…or What? (ppt)
Robert Sternberg, Provost and Senior Vice President, Oklahoma State University and Distinguished Associate of The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge

Workshop 1: Writing across the Curriculum and in the Disciplines: Supporting Students’ Development (pdf)
J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English—LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York andKathleen Blake Yancey, Kellogg H. Hunt Professor of English—Florida State University

Poster Session Materials:

Engaging Faculty in Designing and Implementing an Outcomes-Based General Education Program (pdf)
Sharon A. La Voy, Director of Assessment, Ann C. Smith, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Studies, and Douglas A. Roberts, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies—all of University of Maryland

General Education Re-visioning: Catalyst for Institutional and Societal Change (pdf)
Linda M. Subich, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences—University of Akron

VSA Student Learning Outcomes Reporting Options Expanded (pdf)
Christine M. Keller, VSA Executive Director and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Teri Lyn Hinds, VSA Associate Director and Director, Research and Policy Analysis—both of Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Assessing General Education Outcomes in Large Classes:  Can Multiple-Choice Tests Provide Evidence of Learning beyond Recognition? (pdf)
Teresa L. Flateby, Interim Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness—Georgia Southern University

A Capstone Initiative: Engaging Faculty in Discussions about Student
Learning at a Liberal Arts College
Abigail Lau, Director of Assessment and Cindy O'Callaghan, Assistant Dean for Academic Support—both of Emmanuel College

Creating a Comprehensive General Education Program: Planning for Campus Engagement (ppt)
James Grimshaw, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Kimberly Redding, Associate Professor of History and European Studies—both of Carroll University

Creating a Comprehensive General Education Program: Implementing a Sustainable Process (ppt)
Susan Lewis, Director of Faculty Development and Professor of Biology and Fred Beuttler, Director of General Education and Assistant Professor of History—both of Carroll University

General Education Assessment through an Assessment Data Collection System (pdf)
Bina Daniel, Assistant Director of Assessment—Delaware State University

Librarians’ Role in General Education: Authentically Assessing Information Literacy Skills via English Composition Classes (pdf)
Toni Carter, Instruction and Reference Librarian—Auburn University

Concurrent Session Materials:

CS 4: HEDs Up on Student and Faculty Perceptions of General Education:

A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Student and Faculty Perceptions of General Education: Why Perceptions Matter
Susan Gano-Phillips, Professor and Chair of Psychology—University of Michigan-Flint and Xiaoyan Wang, Research Officer—Seneca College

Curricular Mapping from the Passenger’s Seat: Exploring How Students Experience General Education (pdf)
Terra Schehr, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness—Loyola University

CS 6: Savvy Learning: Using Technology Wisely to Enhance Active Learning and Success in Class and Beyond (ppt)
Sponsored by the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Rhona Free, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Eastern Connecticut State University; Gerald R. Greenberg, Senior Associate Dean, The College of Arts and Sciences and Kandice L. Salomone, Associate Dean, The College of Arts and Sciences—both of Syracuse University

CS 10:  The Role of Student Perceptions of Technology in Curricular Development: A Case Study and Applications for General Education (pdf)
Eva Fernández, Associate Professor and Michelle Fraboni, Lecturer—both of City University of New York, Queens College

CS 11:  Leveraging LEAP Outcomes and CIRP Results to Enhance General Education Assessment (pdf)
Laura J. Palucki Blake
, Assistant Director, Cooperative Institutional Research Program—University of California-Los Angeles and Ashley Finley, Senior Director of Assessment and Research—AAC&U

CS 15: HEDs Up on High-Impact Practices

Rethinking General Education “Intro” Courses: Inquiry Seminars in a New Core Curriculum (pdf)
Jeff Philpott, Director, University Core Curriculum—Seattle University

Need a Little TLC?: Developing Integrated Learning through Themed Learning Communities (pdf)
Julia M. Spears, Director of the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and Anne L. Birberick, Vice Provost—both of Northern Illinois University

CS 16:  Using E-Portfolio Assessment Data to Initiate Curricular Change – or Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire? (ppt)
Natalie J. McKnight, Associate Dean, Lynn O'Brien Hallstein, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, College of General Studies, and Gillian Pierce, Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, College of General Studies—all of Boston University

CS 17:  Developing Valid Rubrics for Assessing Global Awareness and Global Perspective (ppt)
Stephanie Paul Doscher, Associate Director, Global Learning Initiatives—Florida International University

CS 29:  Steps to an Integrated Assessment System: Merging Culture and Process (ppt)
Sponsored by Nuventive
aren Carlson, Executive Director for Academic Operations, Assessment, and Planning—Bay Path College and John Miller, North East Regional Sales Executive—Nuventive

CS 33:  How to Successfully Fail at Assessment:  Taking Your No-impact Assessment into High-Impact Assessment (ppt)
Session Notes (pdf)
Margaret Fain, Director of Core Curriculum and Teresa Burns, Associate Professor of Physics—both of Coastal Carolina University; and David St. John, Associate Professor—Malcolm X College

CS 40: Rubric Development to Assess Information Literacy (pdf)
Diane Holtzman, Assistant Professor of Business Studies—The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

CS 46:  Assessing General Education Outcomes in Major-Specific Capstones: Opportunities and Challenges (ppt)
Craig K. Pepin, Assistant Dean for Assessment, Core Division—Champlain College; Joan Hawthorne, Director of Assessment and Accreditation, and Tom Steen, Director of the Office of Essential Studies—both of University of North Dakota

CS 50:  Creating a Faculty-Driven System to Measure Student Learning in the Community College (ppt)
Bernard A. Polnariev, Administrative Executive Officer for Academic Affairs, Paul Arcario, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Debra Engel, Associate Professor, Marisa A. Klages, Director of Outcomes Assessment, and Bret Eynon, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs—all of LaGuardia Community College

CS 54:  Assessing the Assessment Tool:  Reviewing E-Portfolio Designs and Technologies (pdf)
Jennifer Hill, Associate Director, Office of Assessment and Matt Serra, Director, Office of Assessment—both of Trinity College, Duke University