April 15-16, 2024
The theme of our 12th Annual Conference is Assessment: Strengthening Partnerships. This conference focuses on the current call to foster collaborations among the multitude of diverse leaders in higher education (and beyond!), aiming to shape the dynamic future of higher education. Presentation topics include: comprehensive assessment through partnerships, leveraging data analysis or AI in assessment, trends in assessment, and global perspectives on assessment.
Dr. Anne E. Lundquist
Centering Equity in Assessment: Cultivating Awareness, Relationships, and Impact
Assessment data can be a valuable tool to explore inequities on campus and move to remedy them. But assessment itself is not apolitical or objective - the approaches we use and the mindfulness with which we conduct assessment can advance equity in higher education or perpetuate inequities and cause harm. This keynote will highlight the context and scholarly history of equity-centered and equity-minded assessment; the critical role of cultivating individual awareness as assessors; share frameworks for considering various approaches to centering equity in assessment, highlighting Indigenous Knowledge Systems; illuminate the importance of relationships and partnerships in assessment; advocate for using assessment to impact social justice, equity and liberation; and provide some examples of practice and resources. Throughout, it will center the conference theme of strengthening partnerships by highlighting the ways that various campus and community groups can collaborate using assessment data to improve equity and success for students. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how their current assessment practice centers equity and consider where they have influence and agency to impact systemic change via more equitable and equity-centered assessment.Dr. Anne E. Lundquist, (she/her/hers), is Director of The Hope Center and Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Health and Population Science in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. At Hope, Anne has the privilege of working alongside researchers, scholars, advocates, policy advisors, and storytellers who envision a world where basic needs insecurity is no longer a barrier to pursuing and completing college. In partnership with hundreds of colleges, agencies, and social change agents, Hope takes a systems-change approach to co-creating a higher ed landscape where educational opportunity is universal and equitable. Anne has served as the assistant vice president for campus strategy at Anthology, the director of assessment and strategic planning at Western Michigan University, as well as senior student affairs officer at four colleges. She is the co-editor of Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models and Practices (Routledge, 2022). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University and a BA in Religious Studies from Albion College. She is a 500-hour trained yoga teacher.
Dr. Timothy J. Bono
Dr. Tim Bono is Director of Research & Analytics in Student Affairs at Washington Univeristy in St Louis, where he is also a faculty member in the Department ofPscyhological & Brain Sciences. His teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development. His work has been featured in a number of national media outlets including NBC News, CNN, Fast Company and the Associated Press. Over the last decade, thousands of students have taken his popular courses on the Pscyhology of Young Adulthood and the Science of Happiness. He summarizes the research from those courses, along with how his students have put that information into practice in their own lives, in his book, Happiness 101: Simple Secrets to Smart Living & Well-Being.
$350 for full 2-day conference (includes annual membership)
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