2021 Institute on General Education and Assessment

Institute Faculty Consultants

Each team will have extensive opportunities to work as a group, with other teams, and with experienced faculty consultants throughout the duration of 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.

Helen Chen,Stanford University—ePortfolios and “folio thinking”; engineering and STEM education, design thinking strategies and approaches, engaging stakeholders in academic and student affairs

Jessica Chittum, AAC&U—course-embedded assessment, rubrics, ePortfolios, applying learning and motivation theory to the classroom, aligning instruction and assessment, and using research and data to inform decisions and improve practice.

Kim Filer,Virginia Tech—course-embedded assessment; aligning pedagogy with assessment efforts; rubrics; faculty development; integrative program design; reflective practice approaches to use assessment for learning improvement

Ashley Finley,AAC&U—developing logic models to map institutional assessment; using data for effective communication; assessment using rubrics and ePortfolios; connecting learning, civic engagement, and student well-being

Paul Gaston,Kent State University—general education reform and governance; faculty development; general education assessment and alignment with Essential Learning Outcomes

Paul Hanstedt,Washington and Lee University—general education curricular design; course design; assignment design and writing pedagogies; pedagogical development; ePortfolios

David Hubert,Salt Lake Community College—ePortfolio pedagogy with signature assignments and reflection; general education course design; assessment of general education learning outcomes; faculty development; Open Educational Resources; integrating menu-driven general education programs; data for change.

Kate Drezek McConnell,AAC&U—course-embedded assessment; aligning pedagogy with assessment efforts; rubrics; faculty development; leveraging the learning sciences in the classroom

José Moreno,California State University, Long Beach—building capacity for improving student success, particularly for underserved students; access and equity; building capacity for diversity, including faculty hiring and retention; assessment and evaluation methods

Amelia Parnell, NASPA—documenting and assessing co-curricular learning; assessment and evaluation in student affairs; research, policy, and effective practice in support of student success; higher education leadership

Monica Stitt-Bergh,University of Hawai'i at Manoa—program evaluation; assessment planning and design; evaluation of writing and metacognition; institutional governance and faculty engagement

Samantha Streamer Veneruso,Montgomery College—Open Pedagogy/Open Educational Resoureces (OER); program/curricular/course deisgn; transfer; faculty leadership/grassroots leadership; ePortfolio; assessment

Mary Ann Villarreal,The University of Utah—equity and belonging; leading change; developing leadership; community engagement

C. Edward Watson,AAC&U—ePortfolios; course/curricular design; pedagogical practice; faculty development; leveraging technology; Open Educational Resources (OER)