Robert J. Awkward

Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Robert J. Awkward is the Assistant Commissioner for Academic Effectiveness. In this role, he directs two statewide programs for public higher education: a) increasing the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources, and b) advancing and deepening the culture of learning outcomes assessment in order to increase student learning. Bob graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Economic Policy & Planning from Northeastern University; a M.Ed. in Human Resources Development from Boston University; and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Areas of expertise: general business; institutional change; management, especially human resource management; OER adoption, adaptation, and creation; student learning outcomes assessment