Regional Events

Fall 2018 ANNY Regional Event
Empowering Assessment on Our Campuses

October 9, 2018
Buffalo State, The State University of New York
The Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni & Welcome Center
8:30am - 3:00pm

Co-sponsored by Buffalo State, SUNY


8:30am - Registration and Networking

9:00am - Keynote: Empowering Faculty to Drive Assessment
Victoria M. Ferrara, Director of Educational Assessment at Mercy College

11:00am - Breakouts

Making it Work: Assessment Successes and Solutions
Maria Hopkins, Associate Professor/Coordinator of Learning Outcomes Assessment at Nazareth College

From writing reports to closing-the-loop, it is always easy to list the challenges that assessment presents to faculty. In this session we will focus on the solutions. To help each other through aspects of assessment that are problematic or sticky, the goal of this discussion session will be to share our assessment solutions and successes -- the ways that assessment is working for us as faculty and the way that we are making it work at our institutions.

Empowering Assessment with Assessment Days
Kathleen Landy, Assistant Dean for Teaching & Learning, Teaching & Learning at Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Karen Moronski-Chapman, Director of Institutional Research at Daemen College
Carol Van Zile-Tamsen, Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness at University at Buffalo, SUNY

Panelists will share how they have implemented Assessment Days on their campuses, the impact of the events, and tips for a successful event.

12:00pm - Lunch

1:15pm - Senior Leadership's Perspectives on Empowering Assessment

Panel Moderator: Luke Krieg, Interim Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at SUNY Buffalo State


  • Fabio Escobar, Vice Provost of Institutional Research, Assessment, Accreditation, and Planning at SUNY Erie
  • Lisa Hunter, Associate Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Academic Support at SUNY Fredonia
  • Greg Nayor, Vice President for Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at Daemen College
  • Mimi Steadman, Vice President for Academic Affairs at D'Youville College

2:45pm - Closing Remarks

Keynote Presenter:

Victoria M. Ferrara, Ph.D., Director of Educational Assessment, Mercy College

Dr. Ferrara is an accomplished assessment professional. She formally served as the Vice President of the Assessment Network of New York’s Board of Directors. As the Director of Educational Assessment at Mercy College, Dr. Ferrara plays a vital role in assisting the Mercy community in using assessment for continuous quality improvement. She serves on various College committees including the Committee on Assessment of Student Learning and the Committee on Institutional Effectiveness. Dr. Ferrara also provides support to other college committees such as the Undergraduate and Graduate Curriculum Committees, the Institutional Policies and Standards Committee, and the General Education Advisory Council just to name a few. In addition to her role at Mercy, she teaches at Excelsior College and Marist College and provides assessment and accreditation consultation services to other academic institutions. Dr. Ferrara serves as a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and is an active member of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE). Prior to her current roles, Dr. Ferrara has held positions at Kaplan Higher Education, the New York State Education Department, and Excelsior College.


ANNY Members: $35
Non-Members: $50
Registration includes lunch


Location and Directions:

The event will be in the Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni & Welcome Center. The building is located on the corner of Grant St and Rockwell Rd/Letchworth St. There are no classes on that day, so parking will be free and plentiful.  Please park in lots G-21 and G-20 which are located diagonally across the street.

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