Texas Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference

October 4 & 5, 2018
University of North Texas
at the Gateway Center
Denton, TX

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Conference Mission

The goal of this conference is to bring together higher education professionals across Texas and the surrounding states to share ideas and information about accreditation and assessment.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kevin W. Sightler

Director of Substantive Change
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

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Partner Institutions

Committee Members

Dr. Jennifer Hughes

Managing Director

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University

Ms. Kahlie Callison

Administrative Assistant

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University

Ms. Brandy Hawkins

Director of Accountability

Office of Accountability

Angelo State University

Dr. Kraig Schell

Professor/Director of Assessment

Office of Accountability

Angelo State University

Ms. June Moore

Accountability & Engagement Coordinator

Office of Accountability

Angelo State University

Ms. Elizabeth Vogt

Director of University Accreditation

Office of University Accreditation

University of North Texas

Dr. Kim Faris

Accreditation Coordinator

Office of University Accreditation

University of North Texas

Dr. G. Brent Wallace


North Central Texas College

Ms. Sandy Otto

Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and Board of Regents

North Central Texas College

Mr. Paul Turcotte

Director of Institutional Research & Assessment

Texas A&M University - Central Texas

Dr. Catheryn J. Weitman


College of Education

Texas A&M International University

Dr. Terry A. Senne

Director, Academic Assessment

Institutional Improvement

Texas Woman's University

Mr. Marlon Mote

District Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Accreditation and Plannning


Tarrant County College

Dr. Shonda Gibson

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Texas A&M University System

Ms. Alison Soeder

Faculty Reports & Program Approvals Coordinator

Texas A&M University - Commerce

Ms. Mary Cheek

Institutional Effectiveness Officer

Texas A&M University - Commerce


Administrative Effectiveness - I thought we were already doing that? by: Morgan Carter
Assessing Texas Students' Automaticity Needed for STEM Success by: Diana Mason
Combining Meta-Assessment and Peer Review in Institutional Effectiveness Processes by: Mary Cheek & Alison Soeder
Communicating Implemented Improvements by: Paul Turcotte
Common substantive change misperceptions by: Dr. Kevin Sighlter
Creating Student Internship Program in the Department of Institutional Effectiveness and Research by: Natalia Assis & James Fountain
Data Questions by: Paul Henley
Effective Assessment in Online Courses by: Dr. Stacy Pfluger & Ms. Angela Johnson
From Messy to NSSE by: Natalia Assis & Dr. Shonda Gibson
Institutional Interpretations as a Means Toward Consistent Assessment for General Education Outcomes by: Dr. Rachel Garcia & Dr. Michelle Selk
"It's my data, and I need it now." by: Laura Shackelford & Sara Ousby
Leveraging Core Curriculum Data for Enhanced Assessment by: Craig Morton and Paul Paré
NILOA Transparency Framework: Implications for the Publicity of Student Learning Outcomes by: Nhung Pham & Doug Koch
Overcoming Barriers to Critical Thinking Assessments Through Cross-Discipline Collaboration by: Sandra Westmoreland, Julie Libersat, Titus Asbury, Gray Scott, and Terry Senne
Principles of Writing to Learn by: Julie Libersat
Preparing for Change: Training Faculty and Staff for Chnages in the New SACSCOC Principles by: Alison Soeder & Mary Cheek
Rethinking Learning Communities for Millenials by: Angela Brazeal Hager
Substantive Change Basics by: Dr. Kevin Sighlter
Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR): Assessing and Documenting Beyond-Discipline Learning by: Dr. Brenton R. Wimmer
Where is the evidence? Seeking imporvement based on analysis of student outcomes by: Kimberly Faris


Thursday, October 4th

Pre-Conference Nuventive Users Group

Please join Nuventive staff, our Texas hosts and customers on October 4th at the University of North Texas in Denton for Nuventive Users Group Texas 2018. Come network and learn from Nuventive users sharing their successes with Nuventive's products and services.

What: Nuventive Users Group Texas 2018
When: October 4th, 8am-2pm
Where: University of North Texas Gateway Center, Denton
Who: Current Nuventive customers
Fee: No charge for the Nuventive Users Group Texas on October 4th. We simply ask that if you register and then are unable to attend you let us know 72 hours in advance. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Details will be sent to all registrants.
Session Times: To be announced

Networking Reception:

October 4, 2018
Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served

Friday, October 5th

Conference Main Day Sessions

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