West Texas ASsessment CONFERENCE
WHEN

OCTOBER 10

2017

WHERE

LUBBOCK, TEXAS

McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

WHO

HIGHER EDUCATION FACULTY AND STAFF







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.

 

Conference tracks include: Student Learning Assessment, Accreditation, Planning, Assessment of Non-Instructional Areas, Institutional Effectiveness - as well as Special Interest Topics such as technology and core curriculum.

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Keynote: Loraine H. Phillips, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness at Georgia Tech, Former Chair of LEAP Texas.

 

Venue

The McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus breathes tradition and spirit. Learn more about the venue on their website.

Planning committee members
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Jennifer Hughes
Managing Director

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University

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Brandy Hawkins
Director of Accountability

Office of Accountability

Angelo State University

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Kraig Schell
Director

Academic Assessment

Angelo State University

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Craig Morton
Associate Director

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University

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Becky Fletcher
Administrator

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University

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June Moore
Accountability & Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement

Angelo State University

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Betty Ann Thomas
Administrator

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University

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Kahlie Callison
Administrative Assistant

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University

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Libby Spradlin
Administrator

Office of Planning and Assessment

Texas Tech University




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SCHEDULE at a glance

Session information is subject to change. Learn more about each session by viewing your conference brochure. (Proposed Schedule)

MONDAY 9th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Networking Event
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
TUESDAY 10th
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Welcome/conference housekeeping items (Padlet and Kahoot)
9:20 AM - 10:00 AM
1st Concurrent Session
*Monitoring Institutional Effectiveness at South Plains College:
Mr. Stephen Halbrook & Ms. Shanna Donica
*Panel – Issues in Distance Education Assessment
*Using meta-assessment to identify the quality of continuous improvement in non-academic units
Dr. Shonda Gibson & Ms. Melissa Crews
*Using Student Perceptions for Program-Level Assessment
Dr. Paul Turcotte & Dr. Jeffrey Kirk
10:05 AM - 10:45 AM
2nd Concurrent Session
*EDUC 1300: Making Learning Frameworks a Valuable Experience
Mrs. Angela Hager
*Institutional assessment methods of faculty adequacy for regional accreditation
Dr. Nhung Pham, Dr. Valerie Paton & Dr. Hugo Garcia
*Playbook for Non-Instructional Assessment
Dr. Catherine Nutter & Dr. Michelle Kiser
*Data for Administrators
Mrs. Brandy Hawkins & Ms. Vicki West
10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
3rd Concurrent Session
*Creating a Culture of Assessment: A President’s Perspective
Dr. Brent Wallace
*Promoting a Positive Perspective in Continuous Improvement Efforts Using Success-Focused Questioning
Ms. Mary Cheek, Dr. Shonda Gibson, Ms. Melissa Crews & Ms. Natalia Assis
*Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs: Applying Adult Learning Theory
Dr. LaNette Thompson
11:35 AM - 12:15 AM
4th Concurrent Session
*Panel—Action in Assessment: Making Time…
*Designing and Implementing an Assessment Process in the Private Studio Setting: Supporting Student Learning, Providing Effective Instruction and Building Faculty and Student Interaction
Dr. Jennifer Laubenthal
*Innovative Assessment Practices in Music Courses
Dr. Stacey Jocoy
Morning snacks available (to stay awake!)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Keynote
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Break
1:45 PM - 2:25 PM
5th Concurrent Session
*Panel – Assessing ADA Compliance
*Community College Faculty Experiences with Assessment
Dr. David Arreazola
*Exploring Reflective/Ethical Thinking and Pedagogical Means for their Development in a Graduate Engineering Seminar Course
Dr. Ryan Campbell & Dr. Danny Reible
2:25 PM - 3:10 PM
6th Concurrent Session
*Assessment Perspectives Through the Eyes of Graduate Students Soon Entering the Workforce
Dr. Kinsey Hansen
*Petroleum Engineering’s Curriculum Reform for Improved Assessment Processes
Dr. Talal Gamadi
*Toward a More Authentic Assessment System for Use in Large Undergraduate Higher Education Courses
Mr. Justin Carrell, Mr. Judd Leach & Dr. Lesley Leach
*Needs Assessment for Process Redesign: A Case Study
Dr. Kraig Schell
*Assessment in Foreign Language Programs-Portfolios and Transparency
Mr. David Villarreal
*2018 WTAC Planning Meeting
3:15 PM - 3:55 PM
7th Concurrent Session
*Dusting off the Shelf: Extracting Purposeful Data from a Six-Year Program Review
Mr. Terrance Youngblood
*ESP@SPC – A Quality Enhancement Plan Progress Report
Ms. Miranda English & Ms. Shanna Donica
*Attacking the DWF rates in Core Curriculum Courses: The Communication Training Center’s Actualization of the QEP to Improve Undergraduate Student Learning
Dr. Luke LeFebvre
*Student Load Indebtedness
Dr. Blake Decker
*Assessing the Enabling Objective of New Student Orientations
Mr. Rick Haasl
Afternoon snacks available (to stay awake!)

McKenzie-Merket

Alumni Center

 

2521 17th Street.

Lubbock, TX

79409

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