HBCU Institutional Effectiveness Symposium

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The symposium will start at 12pm with a luncheon. The structured session with discussions and presentations will last until 5pm.

Charlottesville, VA

As a pre-conference event to the Virginia Assessment Group Annual Conference, the symposium will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Leveraging Assessment to Tell Your Story

The Virginia Assessment Group and Educational Testing Service are proud to sponsor the launch of a new professional learning community. Designed for HBCUs, this IE Symposium will bring together faculty and administrators with assessment responsibilities or oversight. This symposium will contribute to the development of a professional learning community for HBCUs around the assessment and understanding of institutional impact on the teaching and learning process.

As a pre-conference event to the Virginia Assessment Group Annual Conference, the symposium will begin with a structured session on describing your current infrastructure for conducting assessment work. From there, we will review and discuss the areas of your assessment processes that are going well and those that could use extra resources. This review will be followed by a presentation and discussion of resources available to assist you and your institutions.

Colleagues will work together to create the goals and directions for the development of a learning community for ongoing support, sharing, and celebrating your stories.

Come build your peer network while developing the best strategy for leveraging assessment
to tell your institutional effectiveness story.

Symposium Goals

  • Provide professional development for assessment leaders at HBCUs
  • Identify ways assessment can be leveraged to illustrate the strengths of HBCUs
  • Share resources for improving assessment practices
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration and continuous engagement.


A Clifton Myles photo

Dr. A. Clifton Myles

Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, Planning, and Learning at Wiley College

Dr. Javarro Russell

Senior Assessment Strategist at Educational Testing Service

Dr. Willie L. Todd, Jr.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wiley College

Dr. Sasha Johnson

Assistant Vice Provost at Wiley College

Who Should Attend the Symposium

Faculty members and administrators with assessment responsibilities. Campus teams and colleagues with a range of institutional knowledge are encouraged to participate.

Scholarships Available

One ETS sponsored registration scholarship for the symposium per HBCU institution. Please contact Stephanie Foster (sfoste21@gmu.edu) for applications details.

2018 Virginia Assessment Group Conference

The Symposium will be held as a pre-conference event for the Virginia Assessment Group’s annual conference. Symposium participants are encouraged to register for and attend the conference to share, learn, and network. Information about the conference can be found at 2018 Virginia Assessment Group ConferenceRegistration for both events will open August 1, 2018.