Faculty: 2016 Institute on General Education and Assessment

Each team will have extensive opportunities to work as a group, with other teams, and with the experienced faculty consultants available throughout the Institute. Workshops, team time, and consultations help to create a supportive, stimulating environment that allows teams to make substantial progress in their general education reform efforts.

Depending upon the needs and projects of the selected teams, other faculty members may be added to the following list.

Johnnella E. ButlerJohnnella E. Butler, Professor of Comparative Women's Studies; former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (2005-2014), Spelman College: diversity (intellectual and compositional) and general education; general education, the major and signature programs; faculty development for hybrid teaching in general education; student success; advising and general education


Helen L. ChenHelen L. Chen, Director of ePortfolio Initiatives, Office of the Registrar; Research Scientist, Designing Education Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University: e-portfolios and "folio thinking"; Web 2.0 application and strategies, classroom design


Peter DoolittlePeter Doolittle, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, and Professor, Educational Psychology, Virginia Tech: integrating teaching, learning, technology, and assessment; deep, active, and flexible learning pedagogies; course-embedded assessment; faculty development; learning outcomes; instructional strategies; building pedagogical capital


Bret EynonBret Eynon, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning, LaGuardia Community College–City University of New York: e-portfolios; faculty development; student success; English-language learners; integrative learning


Ashley FinleyAshley Finley, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean for the Dominican Experience, Dominican University of California: developing logic models to map institutional assessment; using data for effective communication; assessment using rubrics and e-portfolios; connecting learning, civic engagement, and student well-being


Paul HanstedtPaul Hanstedt, Professor of English, Roanoke College: general education curricular design; course design; assignment design and writing pedagogies; pedagogical development; ePortfolios


David HubertDavid Hubert, Interim Assistant Provost for Learning Advancement, Salt Lake Community College: ePortfolio assessment of general education; integration in menu-driven general education; reflective practices; faculty development

Debra HumphreysDebra Humphreys, Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement, AAC&U: communications; diversity; institutional change


Yves LabissiereYves Labissiere, Interim Director for University Studies, Portland State University: social psychology; student transitions into higher education; identity development and motivation in underrepresented students; interdisciplinary education; e-portfolio reflective practices; general education and assessment


Peggy MakiPeggy Maki, Educational Assessment Consultant: assessment issues and practices; aligning teaching, learning and assessment; culture of assessment; mapping and inventories


Kate Drezek McConnellKate Drezek McConnell, Senior Director of Research and Assessment, AAC&U: course-embedded assessment; aligning pedagogy with assessment efforts; rubrics; faculty development; leveraging the learning sciences in the classroom


José MorenoJosé Moreno, Associate Professor of Latino Education & Policy Studies, California State University-Long Beach: building capacity for improving student success, particularly underserved students; access and equity; building capacity for diversity, including faculty hiring and retention; assessment and evaluation methods


Terrel RhodesTerrel Rhodes, Vice President for Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U: e-portfolios and rubrics; learning communities; integrative learning; institutional transformation; transfer students


Lenore P. RodicioLenore P. Rodicio, Provost for Academic and Student Affairs, Miami Dade College: student success and completion; general education outcomes (development and assessment); faculty engagement; institutional change


Carol Geary SchneiderCarol Geary Schneider, President, AAC&U, learning outcomes; connecting liberal learning and major/professional studies and general education reform; personal and social responsibility outcomes


Dawn WhiteheadDawn Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, AAC&U: course and curriculum internationalization; global learning; integration of multicultural and international perspectives; international service learning; international studies


Kathy WolfeKathy Wolfe, Vice President for Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, AAC&U: general education design for global learning; curricular reform processes; higher education leadership; vocational reflection; writing pedagogy


Institute Presentations