About the Webinar:

Most faculty and staff are assessing naturally and constantly because they deeply care about their stakeholders and programs. A wonderful way to frame this work is from the perspective of storytelling - with characters, ups and downs, and maybe even sequels!

This webinar focuses on how to effectively communicate institutional assessment of student learning to internal and external audiences using elements of evidence-based storytelling. This session will equip attendees with resources and examples to better share narratives around assessing student learning on their campus through discussion of common challenges and pulling examples from the field.

Additionally, using results from NILOA's national survey of provosts, findings that resulted in NILOA's policy statement, and highlighting the work of Excellence in Assessment Designees, this webinar will assist attendees working to move from current reporting and transparency efforts toward more effective communication.

Watch this webinar to learn:

  • How to examine your current process.
  • Questions to reframe that process into meaningful storytelling.
  • Steps and resources to make assessment practices even more successful. 

About our Presenters

Gianina Baker CircleGianina Baker, Ph.D. 
Assistant Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA)
Dr. Gianina Baker is currently the Assistant Director at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, co-located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University-Bloomington. As Assistant Director, Dr. Baker researches, writes, and presents on all topics related to the assessment of student learning outcomes on college and university campuses. Her main research interests include student learning outcomes assessment at Minority Serving Institutions and community colleges, access and equity issues for underrepresented administrators and students, higher education policy, and assessment of student learning in athletics. Prior to this position, she served in roles of Counselor, Director of Institutional Research, and Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning, all at Richland Community College in Illinois. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Organization & Leadership with a Higher Education concentration from the University of Illinois, a M.A. in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University.