Regional Events

Fall 2016 ANNY Regional Event
Shifting Cultures: From Assessment to Improvement

October 21, 2016
Lehman College - Bronx, NY
10AM - 3PM (Check-in will open at 9AM)

 Registration open through Monday October 17th

“Use of Results” and “Improvement” are ubiquitous in assessment language. Unfortunately - in practice -  most institutions struggle to connect the results of assessment with student learning improvement. This workshop is designed to help institutions bridge this gap. This workshop is reflective of a nationwide effort to transition higher education from a culture of assessment to a culture of learning improvement.  Specifically, participants attending this session will:

  • Describe the prevalence of examples of improved learning in higher education (or lack thereof)
  • Explain the various definitions of “use of assessment results”
  • Explain the model of improved learning (Fulcher et al., 2014)
  • Describe potential barriers to improving learning
  • Synthesize ideas about how they can help their own institution evidence learning improvement


Dr. Keston Fulcher is the Executive Director of the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, Associate Professor, Graduate Psychology, James Madison University. Previously, he served as the Director of Assessment, Evaluation, and Accreditation at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA and oversaw assessment, institutional research, and planning at Eastern Shore Community College. Dr. Fulcher’s research focuses on structuring higher education to better demonstrate learning improvement. He has presented across the country on the topic and written a NILOA Occasional paper: A Simple Model for Learning Improvement: Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig. Additional information at

Megan Good is the Director of Academic Assessment at Auburn University. She has a doctorate in Assessment and Measurement completed at James Madison University (JMU). At JMU, she served as an assessment consultant in the Center for Assessment and Research Studies and also as an Assessment Coordinator for the Center for Faculty Innovation. Her dissertation focused on how programmatic learning improvement could be achieved by connecting assessment with faculty development work.  Megan joined Auburn in 2015 as the inaugural Director of Academic Assessment. In this role, she supports general education assessment and the assessment work of 250 academic degree programs. To most effectively aid the academic degree programs on campus she created a “meta-assessment” system to help improve the quality of assessment work across campus.


ANNY Members: $25
Non-Members: $50
Non-Members + ANNY Membership: $75
Registration includes lunch

 Registration open through Monday October 17th

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Comfort Inn & Suites Hawthorne

20 Saw Mill River Road

Hawthorne, NY 10532


Days Inn Elmsford

25 Valley Avenue

Elmsford, NY 10525


Hampton Inn Elmsford

200 West Main Street

Elmsford, NY 10523


La Quinta Inn & Suites Elmsford

540 Saw Mill River Road

Elmsford, NY 10523


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