Resources from 2016 Annual Meeting

We thank Annual Meeting presenters for sharing their work.  Additional materials will be posted as they are received, so we invite you to check this page periodically.  (All PowerPoints and handouts are PDFs.)

Materials submitted from the Pre-Meeting Symposium are posted here; resources from the ePortfolio Forum are here.

Please note that this page includes only those sessions for which resources and materials were submitted.  For a complete listing of sessions, please visit this page.  A PDF of the Final Program is available here.


Opening Night Forum

Educating Higher: Toward an Equitable, Innovative Future for Higher Education

Cathy N. Davidson, Distinguished Professor, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 7:00–8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast for Women Faculty and Administrators

Is it Really My Fault?  Confronting the Myths Surrounding Women’s Advancement

Lynn M. Gangone, Vice President for Leadership Programs, American Council on Education


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 8:45-10:15 AM

Opening Plenary
Making Excellence Inclusive:  What It Means—and How We Can
Freeman A. Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland Baltimore County


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 10:30-11:45 AM

From Liberation to Inclusion: Why Liberal Education Matters

Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters —winner of the 2016 Frederic W. Ness Book Award, which is presented to the book that best contributes to the understanding and improvement of liberal education. 

Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University, and author of Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters (Yale University Press, 2014)


Innovation and Equity: A Candid Discussion of Policies in the Making

Moderator: Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement, AAC&U

Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary, US Department of Education

Peter Ewell, President, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

Shanna Jaggars, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

Terrell Strayhorn, Director, Center for Higher Education Enterprise, The Ohio State University

Website:  Community College Research Center


Rethinking Merit, Expanding Opportunity

Lani Guinier, Bennett Boskey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Robert J. Sternberg, Professor of Human Development, Cornell University

Sternberg PowerPoint


A Collaborative to Explore Digital Teaching and Learning

Patrick Sellers, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Davidson College

Ravi Ravishanker, Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean for WellesleyX, Wellesley College

Session PowerPoint
Website for WellesleyX
Website for DavidsonX


Expanding our Reach: Innovative Approaches for Exposing Diverse Students to Curricular Programming Incorporating Civic Engagement

Jan Liss, Executive Director, Project Pericles

Kristen Cloutier, Assistant Director, Center Operations Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Bates College

Cass Freedland, France-Merrick Director of Community-Based Learning, Goucher College

Ella Turenne, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Occidental College

Marcine Pickron-Davis, Chief Community Engagement and Diversity Officer, Widener University

This session is presented by Project Pericles

Session Handout
Project Pericles Website


“Faculty Work and Student Learning In The 21st Century” Initiative: Scaling Practices To Support Student Learning

Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Education, University of Southern California

Bill Spellman, Director, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Elizabeth Moy, Executive Director, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education

Annie Bezbatchenko, Program Consultant, The Teagle Foundation

Loni Bordoloi, Program Director, The Teagle Foundation

Session Handout

Session PowerPoint

Teagle Report on Scaling Change


Assessing for Learning: Focusing an Interdisciplinary General Education Revision on Student Outcomes, Year Two

Kate Marley, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and  John M. Burney, Vice President for Academic Affairs—both of Doane College

This session is sponsored by LiveText


Hybrid Course Sharing in Native American Studies: A Consortial Approach

Becca Gercken, Associate Professor of English, University of Minnesota Morris

Roxanne Harde, Professor of English, University of Alberta, Augustana Campus

Sarah Baires, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Eastern Connecticut State University

This session is presented by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)


The Creating Connections Consortium (C3):  Collaboration and Transformation in the Pathway to the Professoriate

Susan Baldridge, Provost, Middlebury College

Shirley Collado, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University Newark

Michael Reed, Vice President for Institutional Initiatives, Dickinson College

Roberto Sagarena, Associate Professor of American Studies, Middlebury College

Website for Consortium


Transforming Barriers to Innovation into Foundations for Change

Stephen C. Ehrmann, Associate Director of Research and Evaluation, William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland Office

MJ Bishop, Director, William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland Office

Session PowerPoint


From "Admit" to "Alum": Qualitative Research and the Cycle of Learning in Innovative Institutions

James Hall, Executive Director, Rochester Institute of Technology

Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life, Stanford University

Eli Kramer, Doctoral Student, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Julie Townsend, Professor and Director, University of the Redlands

Laura Wenk, Dean, Curriculum and Assessment, Hampshire College

This session is presented by the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL)

Session Presentation
Hampshire PowerPoint


Strengthening the Heart of Equity-Minded Liberal Education: Developing and Sustaining Learning Communities

Emily Lardner, Director, Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, The Evergreen State College

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bennett College

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research & NSSE Institute, Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University School of Education

David Schoem, Director, Michigan Community Scholars Program, University of Michigan         

Session PowerPoint


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1:30-2:30 PM

The New Climate of Higher Education Requires New Approaches to Student Success

Daniel Greenstein, Director, Postsecondary Success, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University

Website:  Gates Foundation Post Secondary Success


New Technology that Paves a Simpler Path To More Meaningful Assessment

Webster Thompson, President, Taskstream

Tara Rose, Director of Assessment, University of Kentucky

Jeanne Mullaney, Assessment Coordinator, Community College of Rhode Island

This session is sponsored by Taskstream



Promoting Evidence-Based Teaching through Evidence-Based Faculty Development

Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Office of Dean of the Faculty, Mount Holyoke College; Senior Scholar for Bay View Alliance to Reform Undergraduate STEM Education; Research Professor and Founding Director,Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, UMass Amherst

Ann Austin, Program Director, Division of Undergraduate Education, NSF, and Professor, Michigan State University

Mary Huber, Senior Scholar, Bay View Alliance; Senior Scholar Emerita, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Session PowerPoint


Faculty of the Future: Voices from the Next Generation
AAC&U welcomes the 2016 recipients of the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

Claire K. Berezowitz, Civil Society & Community Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nusta Carranza Ko, Political Science, Purdue University

Annemarie Galeucia, Cultural Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University

Uttam Gaulee, Higher Education Administration, University of Florida

Brad Jacobson, Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona

Jasmine Linabary, Communication, Purdue University

Breanne Przestrzelski, Bioengineering, Clemson University

Roman Ruiz, Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania

Daniel R. Siakel, Philosophy, University of California, Irvine

Désirée J. Weber, Political Science, Northwestern University



Engaged Learning in Digital Culture
Rebecca Frost Davis, Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edward's University

Tech Ahead: The Five-Year Forecast
J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College - City University of New York

Playing to Learn: Open Education Pedagogies for Networked Learning
Andrea Rehn, Associate Professor of English and Director of Digital Liberal Arts, Whittier College

Website:  Welcome to TvsZ


Universal Higher Education for Whom, for What, and Why? A Values Discussion

Eric Bain-Selbo, Executive Director, Society for Values in Higher Education, Western Kentucky University

D. Gregory Sapp, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, and Hal. S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility, Stetson University

Suggested Readings:


Is University, Inc. Inevitable?

Steve Goldenberg, Founder, President, & Chief Product Officer, Interfolio

Fredrik deBoer, Department of English, Purdue University, and author of The New York Times article, “Why we should fear University, Inc."

Adrianna Kezar, Co-Director of the Pullias Center, University of Southern California

This session is sponsored by Interfolio


The Power of Integrated Learning: Higher Education for Success in Life, Work, and Society

Nancy Hensel, President, New American Colleges & Universities

William Sullivan, Senior Scholar, New American Colleges & Universities

Brian Rosiek, Student, Nazareth College

Victoria Ochoa, Student, St. Edward’s University

Nicole Crossey, Student, Widener University

This session is presented by the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U)

NAC&U Website


Building Quality Internships: Partnerships with Employers for Engaged Learning

Leo Bosner, International Institute of Global Resilience

Niraj Ray, Cultivate the City

Michelle Williams, Polaris Project

Jenna Emery, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Kelly Eaton, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

This session is sponsored by The Washington Center


Emerging Research and Lingering Questions about Scaling Access to Mentored Undergraduate Research

Jessie Moore, Associate Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University

Laura Behling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Knox College

Paul Miller, Director of Undergraduate Research, Elon University

Tim Peeples, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Elon University

Jenny Shanahan, Director of Undergraduate Research, Bridgewater State University

Website:  Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research


Midcareer and Senior Faculty: How Small Investments in Renewal Create Big Impacts for Institutions and Students

Catherine Ross, Director, Teaching and Learning Center, Wake Forest University

Kristi Verbeke, Associate Director, Teaching and Learning Center, Wake Forest University

This session is presented by the POD Network

Session Handout


Learning Assessment Techniques: A New and Integrative Approach to Promote Deep, Engaged Liberal Education

Elizabeth Barkley, Professor of Music History, Foothill College, and author of Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2016)

This session is sponsored by Jossey-Bass


Preparing Students for the World of Work: Program Planning and the Liberal Arts

David Burrows, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Lawrence University and Jon Dalager, System Director for Academic Programs, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Session PowerPoint

Powerpoint:  Preparing Students for the World of Work


THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2:45-4:00 PM


The Dynamic of Dialogue in America’s Global Future

Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars, The Aspen Institute

David Townsend, Senior Advisor on Seminars

This Seminar is presented by the Aspen Institute-Wye River Academic Programs


Ten Years Later – Did the Science Center Make a Difference?

Leila Kamal, Vice President Design & Expertise, EYP; Toni Loiacano, Lab Planning Expert, EYP; Doug Weldon, Stone Professor of Psychology, Hamilton College

This session is sponsored by EYP Architecture & Engineering


Student Engagement: What Questions Aren't We Asking?

Lee Cuba, Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College

Nancy Jennings, Associate Professor of Education, Bowdoin College

Suzanne Lovett, Associate Professor of Psychology, Bowdoin College

Joseph Swingle, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Wellesley College

Session PowerPoint


Best Practices: Building a Pipeline of Diverse Administrators

Gregory J. Vincent, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin

Linda Eisenmann, Provost, Wheaton College

Moderator: David Pluviose, Executive Editor, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education

This session is sponsored by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education


Assignment Design as a Hot Spot for Faculty and Institutional Collaboration: Lessons from NILOA’s work with the DQP and Tuning

Pat Hutchings, Senior Scholar, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois

Natasha Jankowski, Associate Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Brad Mello, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication, Saint Xavier University

Laura Gambino, Associate Dean for Assessment and Technology, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

Website:  DQP Assignment Library
Website:  Degree Qualifications Profile

Session PowerPoint


Leveraging the Power of Faculty Peer Observation: Student Success, Implementation Challenges, and Catalysts for Change

Becky Packard, Director of the Weissman Center for Leadership; Professor of Psychology and Education, Mount Holyoke College

Erica Bastress-Dukehart, Director, Center for Leadership, Teaching, and Learning; Associate Professor of History, Skidmore College

Crystal Moore, Associate Dean of Faculty; Professor of Social Work, Skidmore College

Heather Lobban-Viravong, Associate Dean; Associate Professor of English, Grinnell College

Douglas Johnson, Director, Center for Learning, Teaching and Research; Associate Professor of Psychology, Colgate University

Maureen Babineau, Program Coordinator, Teaching and Learning Initiatives, Mount Holyoke College

Handout - Leveraging the Power of Faculty Peer Observation


More than Bells without Clappers: Students Finding Voice through Civic Engagement with Big Questions

Robert Franco, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Kapi'olani Community College

Krista Hiser, Chair and Associate Professor, Kapi'olani Community College

Peter Fiume, Associate Professor, Behavioral Sciences and Human Services, Kingsborough Community College

Elizabeth Di Giorgio, Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting, Queensborough Community College

Amy E. Traver, Associate Professor of Sociology and Education, Queensborough Community College

Lyvier Conss, Director, Grants and Corporate Development, Maricopa County Community College District

WEBSITE:  Teaching to Big Questions
Session PowerPoint


Pathways to Practice: Moving Teaching/Learning Initiatives from Concept to Action through an Organic Curriculum

Daniel McInerney, Professor and Associate Department Head, History, Utah State University

Phyllis Safman, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs, Utah System of Higher Education

Norman Jones, Senior Fellow, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Utah State University

Marianne McKnight, Associate Professor, Department Coordinator, Salt Lake Community College

John Taylor, Provost Faculty Fellow, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, Biology, Southern Utah University

Jennifer Peeples, Professor of Communication Studies, Utah State University

Matthew Morin, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Dixie State University    

Session Handout

HEDs UP SESSION             

Measuring Academic Governance: Five Ingredients for CAOs & Faculty
Kiernan Mathews, Executive Director & Principal Investigator, COACHE Project, Harvard University
Website for COACHE

The Extinction of Exclusion: Higher Education's Imperative
Lori Carrell, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Development, University of Minnesota Rochester
Carrell PowerPoint

Relevance: Importance of Connecting Learning to Students’ Lives
Samuel Museus, Associate Professor and Director of the CECE Project, Indiana University Bloomington
Website: Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) Project

Principedia: A  Community-Sourced 'Local-Pedia' About Learning From Instruction At Princeton University
Dominic Voge, Associate Director, McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning, Princeton University
Sorat Tungkasiri, Coordinator, New Media Center, McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning, Princeton University
Geneva Stein, Assistant Director, McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning, Princeton University
Website for Principedia

The #AACU16 @Twitter Backchannel
Andrea Rehn, Associate Professor of English/Co-Director, Digital Liberal Arts Center, Whittier College
Rebecca Frost Davis, Director for Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edward's University
#AACU16 Twitter Feed


Making It Work: Integrating Internships and Other High-Impact Practices with Signature Work

Gregory Weight, President, Washington Internship Institute

Pareena Lawrence, Provost and Dean of the College, Augustana College

Moderator:  Kathy Wolfe, Vice President, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, AAC&U

Website: Washington Internship Institute


Next Generation of Publicly Engaged Scholars: Who They Are and How Campuses Can Support Them

Margaret Post, Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College

Elaine Ward, Assistant Professor, Merrimack College

Website: Next Generation Engagement Project


One Decade In:  Assessing LEAP Wisconsin

Rebecca Karoff, Senior Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin System

Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice Chancellor for Curricular Affairs and Student Academic Achievement, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Session PowerPoint


Through and Beyond the Classroom:  Digital Technologies and Deep Learning

Nate Therien, Director for Academic Programs, Five College Consortium, Five Colleges, Incorporated

Rogelio Minana, Head, Department of Global Stuides and Modern Languages, Drexel University, Drexel University

Alexandra Burgess, Postdoctoral Fellow, Smith College

Mohamed Hassan, Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Director, Five College Arabic Program, Amherst College

Session PowerPoint


College Students’ Experiences With Writing: What Do We Know, and How Are Institutions Applying Local Findings?

Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, Indiana University

Alexander McCormick, Associate Professor and NSSE Director, Indiana University

Robert Gonyea, Associate Director, Indiana University

Laura Palucki Blake, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Harvey Mudd College

Charles Paine, Professor of English, Associate Chair for Core Writing, Director of Rhetoric and Writing, University of New Mexico

NSSE Website


Societal Needs, Student Questions and General Education: Making Connections through Online Competency-Based Education

Sheila Steinberg, Professor of Social and Environmental Sciences, Brandman University

Jalin Johnson, Assistant Professor, Brandman University

Monica Shukla, Associate Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies, Brandman Univeristy

Brandman CBE PowerPoint

Session Exercise

Brandman Website


From Access to Inclusion:  Approaches to Building Institutional Capacities for Inclusive Pedagogy

Jonathan Chenette, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Music, Vassar College; Abu Rizvi, Provost and Professor of Economics, Lafayette College; Chad Berry, Academic Vice President and Dean of the Faculty, Goode Professor of Appalachian Studies and Professor of History, Berea College

Session PowerPoint


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 8:45-10:00 AM



The Next Foot Forward in Liberal Education


Todd Breyfogle, Director of Seminars, The Aspen Institute

John Churchill, Secretary, Phi Beta Kappa Society

Diane Auer Jones, President, American Academy for Liberal Education and former Assistant Secretary For Post-Secondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education

Lynn Pasquerella, President, Mount Holyoke College

Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English, George Washington University and Trustee, Shakespeare Association of America

This session is presented by the Aspen Institute/Wye River Academic Programs


Using IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction to Improve Institutional Effectiveness and Student Learning

Ken Ryalls, President, IDEA; Will Miller, Executive Director of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Planning, Flagler College

This session is sponsored by IDEA


Tuning Disciplines and Engaging Departments in Using Learning Outcomes Across General Education: Lessons from Two Learned Societies          

Trevor Parry-Giles, Director of Academic and Professional Affairs, National Communication Association and Professor of Communication, University of Maryland

Nancy Kidd, Executive Director, National Communication Association

Elaine Carey, Professor and Chair of History; AHA Vice President, Teaching Division, American Historical Association

Daniel McInerney, Professor of History, Utah State University

Reginald Ellis, Assistant Professor of History, Florida A&M University

Sarah Shurts, Associate Professor of History, Bergen Community College

Nancy Quam-Wickham, Professor of History, California State University, Long Beach

Modedator:  David Marshall, Associate Director, Tuning USA

WEBSITE:  NCA Learning Outcomes in Communication

McInerney PowerPoint


What is College?

Jeremy Korr, Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Brandman University

Discussion Questions


How Faculty Can Lead – On Equity, Excellence, and Inclusive Teaching in the Classroom

Ellen Meader, Assistant Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, University of Michigan

Kelly Maxwell, Co-Director & Faculty, The Program on Intergroup Relations, University of Michigan

Tershia Pinder-Grover, Assistant Director and Co-coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

Theresa Braunschneider, Assistant Director and Co-coordinator of Diversity Initiatives, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

All Session Materials (including PowerPoint and Handouts)


Global Liberal Arts Partnerships in Action: A Model for Cooperation

Henry Kreuzman, Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, College of Wooster

Marcia Grant, Provost, Ashesi University College

Millicent Adjei, Associate Director, Office of Diversity and International Programs, Ashesi University College

Obed Nsiah, Student: Rising Senior Major - Computer Science and MasterCard Foundation Scholar, Ashesi University College

Ashesi University Website


Best Practices and New Perspectives to Leverage Cross Campus Consortia to Achieve Inclusive Excellence

Miriam Feldblum, Vice President and Dean of Students, Pomona College

Eric Estes, Dean of Students, Vice President and Assistant Professor, Oberlin College

Mable Millner, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion, Director of Multicultural Education, Vice Chair Diversity Leadership Team, College of the Holy Cross

Susan Layden, Research Analyst for Enrollment, Retention and Achievement, Skidmore College

Gretchel Hathaway, Chief Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Title IX, Union College

Jennifer Baszile, Director, Consortium for High Achievement and Success

John McKnight, Dean of Intercultural Development, Lafayette College

Ed Pittman, Associate Dean of the College for Campus Life and Diversity, Vassar College

Website:  Consortium on High Achievement and Success


Embracing the Unexpected Challenges Posed by Liberal Education's Success

Mark Rush, Director, International Education and Waxberg Prof. of Politics and Law, Washington and Lee University

Bryan Alexander, President, Bryan Alexander Consulting

Stephen Bragaw, Visiting Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University

Session PowerPoint


Partners in Learning: Improving Preparation of Community College Transfer Students to Thrive in Upper Division Coursework

Alison Kadlec, Senior Vice President & Director of Higher Education and Workforce Programs, Public Agenda

Davis Jenkins, Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University

Irma Medina, Senior Program Coordinator for the Pathways Program, Holyoke Community College

James Roche, Associate Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Josh Wyner, Executive Director, College Excellence Program, The Aspen Institute

Session PowerPoint


Institutional Student Learning Initiatives in Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs): Design, Implementation, and Impact

Nuria Cuevas, Vice President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Alexei Matveev, Director of Training and Research, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Kristen Smith, Doctoral Graduate Assistant, James Madison University



XPRIZE Foundation: University Engagement

Emily Musil Church, Director, Education and Impact, XPRIZE Learning, XPRIZE Foundation

Ben Bain, Associate, Prize Operations, XPRIZE Foundation

xPrize Website


Keeping Academic Risks in Balance:  The Dean's Role


Paula Vene Smith, Professor of English and Former Dean, Grinnell College; David Brailow, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Franklin College; Jack Ryan, Vice Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities, Gettysburg College; Michael Siddoway, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Colorado College

Handout on Risk Resources
Handout - Franklin College's Risk Management Overview
Handout - Frankin College's Risk Assessment Form
J. Ryan PowerPoint


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 9:00-10:15 AM

How New Uses of Technology Can Raise the Levels of Student Success – Part I:
Moving from “Pilots” to Powerful Change Agendas

Mark Milliron, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning

MJ Bishop, Director, and Stephen E. Ehrmann, Associate Director for Research—both of the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, University System of Maryland

Bishop/Ehrmann PowerPoint
Bishop/Ehrmann Handout


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 10:30-11:45 AM                           


The Queensborough Academies: Challenges to Scaling Up Support for Student Success

Arthur Corradetti, Dean for Accreditation, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness, Queensborough Community College

Laura Bruno, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, Admissions, and Recruitment, Queensborough Community College

Andrea Salis, Faculty Fellow for Academic Affairs, Queensborough Community College

Brian Kerr, Assistant Dean of Student Development, Queensborough Community College

Frantz Alcindor, Director of Academy Advisement, Queensborough Community College

Re-Designing a Community  College Roadmap for Black Males: The High School Project

Mark Williams, Project Director, Male Student Success Initiative, The Community College of Baltimore County
Williams PowerPoint

James Murray, MSSI Case Manager, The Community College of Baltimore County

MDC's Three-Tiered Model: Integrating Academic and Student Affairs for Student Success

Georgette Perez, Interim Dean of Students, Miami Dade College

Adam Porro, Director of Student Centered Services, Miami Dade CollegeMiami Dade College


The Retention and Success of Traditionally Underrepresented Students – An Innovative Program of Unusual Effectiveness

Richard Detweiler, President, Great Lakes Colleges Association

Shannon Brady, Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University

Matthew Broda, Associate Professor of Education, The College of Wooster

Ellen Falduto, Chief Information and Planning Officer, The College of Wooster

Amber Garcia, Associate Professor of Psychology, The College of Wooster

Robert Horton, Professor of Psychology, Wabash College

Amy Petermann, Research Coordinator, Stanford University

Website for the College Transition Collaborative


ePortfolios: Engaging Learners, Integrating Learning

Susan Scott, ePortfolio Coordinator, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Susan Kahn, Director, ePortfolio Initiative, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

IUPUI ePortfolio Website
Session PowerPoint


Maximizing Student Access to Global Learning High Impact Practices Across the Curriculum

Carmen Cid, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Connecticut State University

Monica Cowart, Associate Dean, School of Liberal Arts, Merrimack College

Richard Finkelstein, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Mary Washington

Todd Pfannestiel, Dean, College of Arts, Education and Sciences, Clarion University of Pennsylvania

La Ceiba (Microfinance website) 

Finkelstein PowerPoint


Pedagogy and the Big Questions: Dealing with Religious Commitments, Belief Systems, & Strongly Held Values in the Classroom

Norman Adler, University Professor, Yeshiva University

Norman Jones, Chair, Utah Regents' Task Force on General Education

Richard Morrill, Chancellor, University of Richmond

AAUP Report on Trigger Warnings (Website)


Creating Effective Institutional Diversity Strategies - and Preparing for Fisher II

Arthur Coleman, Co-Managing Partner, EducationCounsel LLC

Teresa Taylor, Policy & Legal Advisor, EducationCounsel

Website:  College Board Diversity Collaborative


Strengthening the Core—Developing Mid-Level Leaders Who Can Implement Change

Kathleen E. Harring, Dean of Institutional Assessment and Academic Planning, Muhlenberg College

James M. Sloat, Associate Provost and Associate Dean of Faculty, Colby College

John E. Zimmerman, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, Washington & Jefferson College

Case Studies Handout
Session PowerPoint


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 1:30-2:30 PM

Using the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) to Enhance and Insure Educational Quality

George Kuh, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, University of Illinois

Natasha Jankowski, Associate Director, NILOA, University of Illinois

Jillian Kinzie, Senior Scholar, NILOA, Indiana University

Daniel McInerney, Professor of History, Utah State University

Website:  Degree Qualifications Profile


Resilience in Higher Education: A Conversation with The Resilience Consortium

Adina Glickman, Director, Academic Support Programs, Stanford University

Myrna Cohen, Executive Director, Weingarten Learning Resources Center, University of Pennsylvania

Abigail Lipson, Director, Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University

Nic Voge, Associate Director, Undergraduate Learning Program, Princeton University

Moderator: Don Harward, Project Director, Bringing Theory to Practice Project

Website:  Resilience Consortium
Discussion PowerPoint


The Professoriate Reconsidered:  Lessons From The National Report -- Adapting By Design

Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Education & Co-Director, Pullias Center, University of Southern California

Daniel Maxey, Provost’s Fellow, Santa Clara University

Elizabeth Holcombe, Research Assistant, Pullias Center, University of Southern California

Susan Albertine, Vice President, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, AAC&U

Session Handout
Website:  The Changing Faculty


Mapping the HIP Landscape

Thomas Nelson Laird, Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

Allison BrckaLorenz, Research Analyst & FSSE Project Manager, Indiana University Bloomington

Session PowerPoint
NSSE Website


Non-Traditional Students at Public Liberal Arts Colleges: The Equity Imperative

Bill Spellman, Director, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges

Troy Paino, President, Truman State University

Sandra Jordan, Chancellor, University of South Carolina-Aiken

Donna P. Henry, Chancellor, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Peter Mercer, President, Ramapo College of New Jersey

This session is presented by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)


Recognizing Excellence in Campus Assessment: The VSA EIA Designation Program

Teri Lyn Hinds, Director, Research and Data Policy at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and Project Manager for the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA)

Natasha Jankowski, Associate Director and Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an Associate with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)

Website:  Excellence in Assessment Designation
Session PowerPoint


Leveraging A Crucible Moment: Partnering Across Academic and Student Affairs to Advance Undergraduate Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement

Gabriel Arteaga, National Manager, The Democracy Commitment

Stephanie Reynolds, Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE Initiatives, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project

Website: Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (meeting)


 Practical Solutions for Admissions Equity

José Bowen, President, Goucher College, Goucher College

Dawn Whitehead, Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Leslie Lewis, Provost, Goucher College

Website for Goucher Admissions


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2:45-4:00 PM

Generation Z Goes to College:  Implications for Higher Education

Corey Seemiller, Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership, Wright State University

Meghan Grace, New Member Orientation Director, Sigma Phi Epsilon National Headquarters

Website for GENERATION Z GOES TO COLLEGE (publication)


Building Public Confidence and Support through Better Use of Better Data

Paul Lingenfelter, President Emeritus State Higher Education Executive Officers,  Senior Scholar NILOA, State Higher Education Executive Officers

Anthony Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Mildred Garcia, President, California State University-Fullerton

George Kuh, Director and Co-Principal Investigator National Institute for Learning Outcome Assessment

NILOA Website


Catalyst for Change: Integration of Civic Engagement across Academic and Student Affairs

Ann Vendrely, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Elaine Maimon, President, Governors State University

Deborah Bordelon, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Aurelio Valente, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Governors State University

Colleen Sexton, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Governors State University

Website:  Civic Engagement at Governors State University

Session PowerPoint


LEAP Challenge and STIRS: Integrating Evidence-based Thinking Throughout the Curriculum

Richard Riegelman, Professor and Founding Dean Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Jennifer Stanford, Assistant Professor of Biology, Drexel University

Ryan Zerr, Director of Essential Studies and Professor of Mathematics, University of North Dakota

Tami Carmichael, Professor of Humanities and Integrated Studies, University of North Dakota

Seth Anthony, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Oregon Institute of Technology

Wesley Barker, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Mercer University

Catherine Pride, Associate Professor of Psychology, Middlesex Community College

STIRS Website
Session PowerPoint
STIRS Case Studies PowerPoint
STIRS Institutional Phrase PowerPoint


Making the Case That Attention to Learning Spaces Matters, That Attention to Planning Learning Spaces Matters

Jeanne Narum, Principal, Learning Spaces Collaboratory/Independent College Office

Gabriela Weaver, Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Teachin, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Isaac Williams, Principal and Baltimore Studio Director and Lecturer, Morgan State University, Fielding Nair International

NOTE:  Learning Spaces Collaboratory will sponsor a workshop on Saturday, January 23, 1:00-5:00 pm, at 1776—a Washington DC “maker space.”  Information and registration at


Crossing Thresholds to Equitable Learning: Renewing Writing, Research, and Reflection as High Impact Practices

Dominic DelliCarpini, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of English, York College of PennsylvaniaMiller Administration

Howard Tinberg, Professor of English, Bristol Community College

Session Handout 1
Session Handout 2
Session Handout 3


Assistant/Associate Deans—Translating Ideals Into Practices That Work

James M. Sloat, Associate Provost and Associate Dean of Faculty, Colby College; Jeffrey Cole, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Connecticut College; Marcia France, Associate Dean of the College, Washington and Lee University; Kathryn Low, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Bates College

Sloat Case Studies Handout
Sloat Case Studies Handout 2
Sloat Presentation Notes



Counting on Our Future: Reforming Maryland Undergraduate Mathematics

Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland

Dewayne Morgan, P-20 Program Director, University System of Maryland

Session PowerPoint



Nontraditional Students Thrive with Degree Partnership Program

Lynne Hindman, Research Coordinator, Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC), Oregon State University

Bruce Clemetsen, Vice President of Student Affairs, Linn-Benton Community College

Darlene Russ-Eft, Professor, Oregon State University

Website:  Degree Partnership Program

Session PowerPoint


Success in High Enrollment Courses: Are High Impact Practices the Answer?

Maureen Andrade, Associate Vice President, Academic Programs, Utah Valley University

David Connelly, Chair & Associate Professor, History & Political Science, Utah Valley University

Tiffany Evans, Director, Program Completion, Utah Valley University

Richard Tafalla, Assistant Vice President, Scholarship & Faculty Development, Utah Valley University

Tim Stanley, Associate Director, Assessment, Analysis, and Survey Research, Utah Valley University

Session PowerPoint


Solving Real World Problems in a General Education Capstone

Natalie McKnight, Dean, College of General Studies, Boston University, Boston University

Megan Sullivan, Associate Dean and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning, Boston University

Session PowerPoint


Setting a Foundation for Critical Thinking in the First Year of College

Jennifer Keup, Director, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina-Columbia

KEUP PowerPoint


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 4:15-5:30 PM

Achieving an Institution-Wide Culture and Practice in Undergraduate Research

Roger Rowlett, Gordon and Dorothy Kline Professor of Chemistry, Colgate University, and President, Council on Undergraduate Research

Susan Larson, Professor of Psychology and Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Concordia College

Amelia Ahern-Rindell, Associate Professor, University of Portland

Elizabeth Ambos, Executive Officer, Council on Undergraduate Research

This session is presented by the Council on Undergraduate Research

WEBSITE:  Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA)

CUR Handout
CUR PowerPoint
CUR Worksheet


Preparing Graduate Students for Evidence-Informed Teaching: New Models for Future Faculty to Serve the “New Majority”

Jo Beld, Vice President for Mission, St. Olaf College

Loni Bordoloi, Program Director, The Teagle Foundation

Daniel Denecke, Associate Vice President, Programs and Best Practices, Council of Graduate Schools

Timothy Delmont, Independent Higher Education Consultant,

Annie Bezbatchenko, Teagle Program Consultant, The Teagle Foundation

Handout:  Questions for Discussion
Session PowerPoint


Accelerating Student Success for the New Majority though the Power of Collaboration and Innovation

Edward Ray, President, Oregon State University

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University

Bridget Burns, Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance

Website for University Innovation Alliance



High-Impact Practices:  Helping Students and Faculty Members Manage Time and Navigate Opportunities

Rebecca Kohn, Associate Dean of the College, Ursinus College

David DiMattio, Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Michele Cuomo, Dean of Arts and Humanities, both of Montgomery County Community College

Session PowerPoint


SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 7:45-9:00 AM


Signature Learning Experiences at Elizabethtown College: Ensuring Upper-Level High-Impact Practices for All Students

Fletcher McClellan, Dean of Faculty, Elizabethtown College

Marianne Calenda, Dean of Students, Elizabethtown College

Susan Traverso, Provost and Senior Vice President, Elizabethtown College

Elizabeth Rider, Associate Provost, Associate Academic Dean and Registrar, Elizabethtown College

Presentation PowerPoint


Transformative Change at Miami University's Regional Campuses: Mission Upgrade?

Marianne Cotugno, Associate Professor of English and Faculty Director, Miami University

Whitney Womack Smith, Associate Professor of English and Faculty Director

Moira Casey, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Miami University

Cathy Bishop Clark, Professor and Associate Dean,Miami University

Regional Campuses Website


Rethinking the Role of Cultural Centers in Student Success

Susana Rivera-Mills, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Oregon State University

Kim McAloney, Coordinator of Academic Engagement, Oregon State University

Handout at session


Leveraging Technology in STEM Student Success:  What STEM Faculty Say about Department-Wide Use of Active Learning Pedagogies

Joan Hawthorne, Director of Assessment and Regional Accreditation, University of North Dakota

Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development and AAC&U Fellow, University of North Dakota

Brett Goodwin, Chair and Associate Professor of Biology, University of North Dakota

Session Handout


Intersecting Impact:  Amplifying Meaning-Making for New Majority Students in High-Impact Practices

Seth Pollack, Professor of Service Learning, Director of Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay

Heather Haeger, Educational Research Associate, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Center, CSU Monterey Bay

Andrea Monroe, Associate Director, Service Learning Institute, CSU Monterey Bay

Holly Unruh, Associate Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Center, CSU Monterey Bay

CSUMB Undergraduate Research Website


Developing Issues-Based Signature Assignments Across First-year Curricula

Bridget Trogden, Associate Professor and Director of Quality Enhancement Plan, Mercer University

Discussion Handout
Website: Quality Enhancement Plan


 “If You Build It, They Will Come (And They Will Stay!)”: Developing an In-House Summer Program for Underrepresented Students

Ivonne Garcia, Associate Provost, Kenyon College

Theodore Mason, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Kenyon College

Chris Kennerly, Associate Dean of Students/Director Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Kenyon College

Website for Kenyon KEEP Scholars Program


The Global Fellows Program: A Developmental Approach to Global Learning through the Liberal Arts

Amy McNichols, Associate Dean, International and Intercultural Programs and Associate Professor of Spanish, McDaniel College

Robert Trader, Associate Professor of Communication, McDaniel College

Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl, student, McDaniel College

Roger Isom, Jr., student, McDaniel College

Handout:  Global Initiatives at McDaniel
Presentation PowerPoint


Global Literacy Defined by Engagement: SUNY Oswego’s Best Practices

Adrienne McCormick, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, State University of New York at Oswego

Marcia Burrell, Professor and Department Chairperson, Curriculum and Instruction, SUNY Oswego

James Early, Professor of Computer Science, SUNY Oswego

Lisa Glidden, Associate Professor of Political Science, Coordinator, Global and International Studies and Sustainability Studies, SUNY Oswego

Hong Wan, Associate Professor of Finance, SUNY Oswego

Oswego Global Laboratory Website


SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 8:00-9:15 AM

Constructing the #AACU16 @Twitter Backchannel

Stephen Bragaw, Visiting Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University

Bryan Alexander, President, Bryan Alexander Consulting, Bryan Alexander Consulting

Andrea Rehn, Associate Professor of English/Co-Director, Digital Liberal Arts Center, Whittier College

Rebecca Frost Davis, Director for Instructional and Emerging Technology, St. Edward's University

Mark Rush, Director of International Education and Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Professor of Politics and Law, Washington and Lee University

J. Elizabeth Clark, Professor of English, LaGuardia Community College–City University of New York

Julie Kane, Head of Collection Services and Associate Professor, Washington and Lee University

#AACU16 Twitter Feed


SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 9:15-10:15 AM

Educating Citizens Through The Great Books

Tamara Tweel, Associate Director, The Freedom and Citizenship Program, The Center for American Studies at Columbia University, Columbia University

Paul Reitter, Director, The Humanities Institute at The Ohio State University, The Ohio State

Paul Stern, Professor of Politics, Ursinus College, Politics and International Relations

Ben DeSmidt, Associate Professor of Classics and Great Ideas, Carthage College

Website:  Columbia University's  Freedom and Citizenship Program


New Majority Alums: Frameworks for Learning with Alumni

Julie Ellison, Professor of American Culture and English, University of MIchigan

Patricia King, Professor of Higher Education, University of Michigan

Danielle Hinrichs, Associate Professor, Communication, Writing, and Arts, Metropolitan State University

Marybeth Gasman, Director, Penn Center for Minority-Serving Institutions, Professor of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Randall Bass, Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English, Georgetown University

Citizen  Alum Website


SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 10:30-11:30 AM

Final Plenary
In a Changing Landscape, What is “College” Anyway?

Edward L. Ayers, Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities and President Emeritus, University of Richmond
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