About the Webinar Series
 Co-sponsored by: JMU-The Center for Assessment and Research Studies-vert-purple VAG 2RPA

Weave has partnered with James Madison University’s Center for Assessment and Research Studies and Virginia Assessment Group’s Journal of Research and Practice in Assessment to bring you a most impactful webinar series!

For over six months a team of well-known practitioners has been preparing for this event. After many meaningful conversations about what actionable steps can be taken to use assessment to impact learning, these leaders have put together six sessions to share ways institutions can be sure their assessment work is leading to authentic learning improvement. 

Webinar 3: Foregrounding Learning Improvement in Assessment
We are excited to present the third installment of the Evolving from Assessment to Learning Improvement webinar series!

Have you heard a good story about assessment? Or a report that showcased how student learning improved? We have! And we would like to hear more. To help assessment practitioners and faculty think about an assessment process aimed at student learning improvement, we will outline what we see as the current state of learning outcome assessment (at the program and institution levels) and the direction we want to head. We will describe an assessment process that foregrounds learning improvement in learning outcomes assessment, using illustrative examples to draw attention to the challenges of assessment. Attendees will be encouraged to participate and comment on whether this process is desirable and feasible and the challenges they foresee.

Use the links below to view or register for the other sessions in the series!

  • Webinar 1 - Assessment Paper Pusher to Improvement Hero: The Journey Begins
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    • Keston H. Fulcher, Executive Director of the Center for Assessment and Research Studies and Professor in Graduate Psychology at James Madison University
    • Megan R. Good, Director of Academic Assessment at Auburn University
  • Webinar 2 - The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: New Challenges to Using Evidence to Improve Student Learning
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    • Charlie Blaich, Director, Center of Inquiry and Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium
    • Kathy Wise. Associate Director, Center of Inquiry and Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium
  • Webinar 4 - Why Assessment and Faculty Development Need Each Other: Using Evidence to Improve Student Learning, April 23rd at 2pm Eastern - Register
    • Michael Reder, Director, Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching and Learning, Connecticut College
    • Cynthia Crimmins, Director, Center for Academic Innovation, York (PA) College
  • Webinar 5 - Considerations and Resources for the Learning Improvement Facilitator, May 13th at noon Eastern - Register
    • Kristen Smith, Director of Assessment, College of Education, UNC Greensboro
    • Natasha Jankowski, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
  • Webinar 6 - Example of a Successful Program Improvement Effort, May 29th at 2pm Eastern - Register
    • Keston Fulcher, Executive Director, Center for Assessment and Research (CARS), James Madison University
    • Diane Lending, Professor Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics; Capital One Information Security Faculty Scholar, James Madison University

We look forward to seeing you!

 About our Presenters:


Dr. Monica Stitt-Bergh
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Associate Specialist
Dr. Monica Stitt-Bergh is an educational psychologist at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She provides technical support and offers workshops on learning outcomes assessment and has taught courses on writing and on social science research methods. Dr. Stitt-Bergh has published and given conference presentations on learning outcomes assessment, writing program evaluation, self-assessment, and writing across the curriculum. She is the Past President of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education and helps lead the newly-formed Learning Improvement Community.

JillianDr. Jillian Kinzie
Associate Director Indiana University Bloomington, Center for Postsecondary Research, and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute
Jillian conducts research and leads project activities on effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality and issues of teaching and learning, and she serves as senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) project. She is co-author of Assessment in Student Affairs (2016); Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015); and Student Success in College (2005/2010). She is co-editor of New Directions in Higher Education and serves on the boards of the Washington Internship Institute, and the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.