Title: No Pain, No Drama, More Impact: Effective Administrative Assessment
Abstract: Assessment of administrative offices can be confusing, unclear, or burdensome for many staff in higher education. With increasing regulations from accreditation agencies, it is crucial for staff and administrators in higher education to understand the essentials and benefits of administrative assessment to enhance institutional effectiveness. This keynote address will address the fundamentals of administrative assessment. The presenter will offer practical tips and solutions to enhance administrative assessment on your campus. This presentation will also recommend a process model on assessment for administrative offices that focuses on training and continuous feedback. Finally, strategies will be shared on how to work with, engage, and educate staff.
Lindsey Graham Guinn is currently the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research and the Accreditation Liaison Officer at Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA. Guinn led Washington & Jefferson College through the Middle States accreditation process in 2018-2019 and focused on a model of self-study that was participatory, transparent and open. Prior to her appointment at Washington & Jefferson, she was a faculty member in Sociology and the Director of Institutional Research at Davis & Elkins College. Guinn has served the United Methodist Church as a researcher, communications professional, and pastor. In addition to her role at Washington & Jefferson, Guinn is the owner of LGG Consulting and has assisted a number of state, community, private, theological, and specialized medical institutions with their accreditation and assessment needs. Guinn is a native of West Virginia, residing in Morgantown, and has studied at West Virginia Wesleyan, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University, and Drew University.
9:00 to 9:45 – Registration and coffee
9:45 to 10:00 – Opening remarks and introductions
10 to 11:15 - Keynote Lindsey Graham: No Pain, No Drama, More Impact: Effective Administrative Assessment
11:30 to 12:30 – Roundtables: guided discussions and identifying questions
12:30 to 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 to 2:30 – Panel of Institutional Effectiveness experts: Planning, Assessment & Resource Allocation: What do we do with the assessment data we gather and how does the assessment we conduct get integrated into the planning and allocation processes? Panelists:
· Jo-Ellen Asbury, Consultant and Former Associate Provost for Institutional Planning & Assessment at Brooklyn College
· Jean Gallagher, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Pace University
· Lindsey Graham-Guinn, Keynote speaker and Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Washington & Jefferson College
· Cheryl Littman, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness at Queens College
Co-sponsored by Pace University and Watermark