2020 Assessment Boot Camp
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 AM – 11:15 AM | 
Ballroom G

This year’s convention spotlight, “Foresight is 20/20: Reimagining Media,” provides a strong focus for assessment in higher education. At many universities, industry partners play an integral role in each phase of the programmatic assessment process. Academic learning, from theory through practice, identifies rich stories of achievement, names potential gaps and fosters collaboration while closing the loop. This year’s Assessment Boot Camp takes on the nexus to share assessment experiences from admission through commencement, at universities across the country.

Moderator: Robert N. Spicer, Millersville University of PA

9:00 – 9:10 AM: Opening statements and welcome
Robert N. Spicer, Millersville University of PA

9:10 – 9:35 AM: Feedout to Feedback: A Case Study in Improving Assessment for Everyone
Aileen Gallagher, Syracuse University

9:35 – 10:00 AM: It all starts with a plan: A review of best practices and assessment plans from accredited broadcast journalism programs
Timothy E. Bajkiewicz, Virginia Commonwealth University

10:00 – 10:25 AM: Progress and Challenges in Implementing the Program Assessment
Sun-A Park, Robert Morris University

10:25 – 10:50 AM: Knowledge Papers: A New Way to Assess Critical Thinking and Current Events 
Ginger Loggins, Fort Hays State University

10:50 – 11:15 AM: Assessment for People Who Hate Statistics: Quantitative Tools for the Qualitative Faculty
Robert N. Spicer, Millersville University of PA
Laura Smith, University of South Carolina
Rochelle Ford, Elon University