2018 Conference Handouts

The following 2018 Virginia Assessment Group Conference presenters chose to share their handouts electronically on the Virginia Assessment Group website. Please do not link to this site.

All handouts submitted will be posted before or on November 30, 2018.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

Session TitlePresenters
It does exist! Hunting for meaning in the NSSE
Poster and Handout
Maddison Miles, Thomas A. Hartka, Kierra N. Jackson, Dena A. Pastor, James Madison University
Let's talk about attitudes: What predicts first-year oral communication competenceKathryn Thompson, Briana Craig, Brian C. Leventhal, S. Jeanne Horst, Timothy Ball, Gretchen Hazard, James Madison University
Detection of Differential Item Functioning in the Ethical Reasoning Identification Test
Poster and Handout
Nicole Zapparrata, James Madison University


Monday, November 5, 2018

Session TitlePresenters
Engaging Faculty in Peer-to-Peer Feedback: Assignment Design CharrettesJodi Fisler, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), Kelsey Kirland, Old Dominion University
Mapping and Assessing Cultural Intelligence Across the CurriculumRobert Talley, Liberty University
Assessing Learning Outcomes in Academic Libraries: Adapting the Project Outcome Model Eric Ackermann, Radford University, Sara S. Goek, ACRL Program Manager, Emily Plagman, Public Library Association
Finding Your Best Fit: Tips for Assessment TrainingDr. Ray E. Van Dyke, Weave
Humanizing the assessment process: How R.A.R.E. model informs best practice in educational assessment Emilie Clucas Leaderman, Santa Clara University, Gina B. Polychronopoulos, Christopher Newport University
Civic engagement assessment: Considerations is measuring college students' political participation
Paper and Presentation
Dena Pastor, James Madison University
Exploring the relationship between engagement subtypes and value-added scores in undergraduate students at a public four-year university.Jason Lyons and Gina B. Polychronopoulos, Christopher Newport University
Capturing Transfer Student SuccessJolene Hamm, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Overcoming assessment challenges: Assessment for learning and continuous improvementJustina Osa, Angela Henderson, Benedict Uzochukwu, Virginia State University
Designing Learning Outcomes that will Bloom!Brandon Moore, Liberty University
Developing Leadership While Demystifying Assessment Linda Townsend, Longwood University
Best practices in creating, launching, and communicating rubrics and instructional prompts, as well as best practices in providing grading feedback.Skip Kastroll, Dr. Bill Wheeler (retired), Tim Fowler, Liberty University
Effective and compelling Information Literacy for SCHEV reporting: What do Virginia librarians want this to look like? Kathy Clarke, James Madison University, Candice Benjes-Small, College of William & Mary, Jennifer Whicker, Radford University, Meridith Wolnick, University of Virginia
Culturally Sustaining Assessment: Praxis To Advance Justice Against Isolation and DisconnectionKristen Shrewsbury, James Madison University
How to measure institutional effectiveness in supporting faculty productivity and how to apply the same approach elsewhere in higher education Michael Rawls, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Academic Program Review: Examining the Experiences of Faculty Members Serving as Internal Peer ReviewersHannah Davis and Molly Hall, Virginia Tech, Katherine Biddle, Carilion Clinic
Comprehensive reform calls for comprehensive assessment: GenEd changes at UVABo Odom, University of Virginia
Let Google Do That For You: Using Google Data Studio to visualize your dataAudrey Richardson, Georgetown University
President’s Forum: Culturally Responsive Assessment and EvaluationStephanie Foster, 2018 President, Virginia Assessment Group
Improving the Process of Assessment at Christopher Newport UniversityJason Lyons, Christopher Newport University
Learning Center Assessment as Bricolage: Interdisciplinary assessment for academic support programsPaul E. Mabrey III, James Madison University
Threading the needle between case-control hardliners and institutional ethics to assess GenEdBo Odom, University of Virginia
The Foundational Skills Crisis: Assessing for Student Success in School, Work, and LifeKristin Kopenhaver, Credo Education


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Session TitlePresenters
You're Not Alone: Taking Action to Address Persistent Barriers to Student Affairs AssessmentAndrea Pope, James Madison University
Assessment is NOT a four-letter wordWaNelle Anderson and Sasha Johnson-Coleman, Norfolk State University
Oh, Now I Get It: ePortfolio Assessment as an On-Going High Impact Professional Development PracticeMegan Mize, Alison M. Lietzenmayer, and Lanah Stafford, Old Dominion University
Promoting Quality through Publication and ReviewJeanne Horst, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) and Research and Practice in Assessment (RPA) Journal
Bringing Assessment Findings to Life through Evidence-Based StorytellingJodi Fisler, SCHEV