Past Conferences

Virginia Assessment Group organizes an annual conference in support of higher education assessment.
Our resources are available to view or download


Conference 2010 
Conference 2011 
Conference 2013 
Conference 2014 
Conference 2015 
Conference 2016

Knowing our Worth: Conference Presentations 2015

Back to our Assessment Future: Our Five-Year Assessment Checkup- Charlie Blaich & Kathy Wise, Center for Inquiry, Wabash College & HEDS

Learning Technology Incubator: Assessing Impact of Faculty Pedagogical Innovation across Courses and Disciplines - Judith Giering, Director, Learning Design & Technology, Juliet Trail, Director of Assessment, both of University of Virginia

The Power of Reliable Rubrics: Promoting Equitable and Effective Assessment Practices through Collaboratively Designed Rubrics - Whitney Bortz, Director of Assessment, Radford University

Online Learning Assessment at the University of Virginia - Adam Hughes & John Echeverri-Gent, both of University of Virginia

Integrating Assessment into the Culture of Academic Support Units - Shantya Plater, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Analyst, Old Dominion University

Closing the General Education Assessment Loop: Beyond Faculty Pedagogy - Kellie Sorey, Associate Vice President for Academics, Jennifer Ferguson, Director of General Education Assessment and Transfer Partnerships, both of Tidewater Community College

Supporting Campus Partners with Searchable Online Assessment Data - Stephanie Hazel, Acting Director, Office of Institutional Assessment & Rawa Jassem, Web Developer and Applications Analyst, both of George Mason University

Faculty Members’ Suggestions for Making Assessment More Meaningful - Molly Hall, Assistant Director, Office of Assessment and Evaluation & Penny Burge, Professor, Leadership, Counseling and Research, both of Virginia Tech

Closing the Assessment Loop: Using Implementation Fidelity Data to Make Informed Changes to Programming - Madison Holzman, Assessment Consultant & Carolyn Miesen, Assessment Consultant & Sara J. Finney, Senior Assessment Specialist, all of James Madison University

Using Open-Ended Needs Assessment Data for Improvement - Charlie Goss, Liberty University

If a Mind-Blowing “Aha” Moment Occurs and There is No Assessment Tool to Capture It, Has It Really Happened? - Stephen Biscotte, Coordinator for General Education, Virginia Tech

Learning from SACS-COC Peer Evaluators: Commonly Cited Issues with Outcomes Assessment in Student Support Services - Jodi Fisler, Director of Student Affairs Planning & Assessment; Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs, College of William & Mary

Action Plans and Beyond: The Importance of Designing for Evidence of Improvement - Tim Fowler, Associate Director of Institutional Assessment, Liberty University

At the Crossroads with Assessment and Teaching & Learning: A Pathway for Future Practice - Peter Doolittle, Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning, Executive Director, Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) Virginia Tech, & Keston Fulcher, Executive Director Center for Assessment and Research Studies, James Madison University