2024 Conference

This year we are diving into the multifaceted roles and identities within the assessment and accreditation fields. Led by our keynote speaker and several headliners, the conference seeks to foster a deeper understanding of the diverse roles, challenges, and opportunities faced by professionals involved in educational assessment and accreditation.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our annual conference on November 20-22, 2024 at the Hotel 24 South in Staunton, VA. 

Keynote Speakers and Headliners

Thursday, November 21

Dr. Jeremy Penn, Director of Assessment and Continuous Improvement, University of Iowa College of Education

Friday, November 22

Dr. Geoffrey Klein, Vice President with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)


The conference will feature several headliners that will delve deeper into the following topics:

  • Assessment Practice
  • Accreditation
  • Educational Development
  • Building Relationships
Headliners include:
  • Dr. Joel Hanel, Director of Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation, College of Education and Human Development, UVA
  • Dr. Jodi Fisler, Senior Associate for Assessment Policy and Analysis, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • Dr. Keston Fulcher, Improvement Strategist, James Madison University
  • Dr. Kate McConnell, Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of VALUE, AAC&U
  • Dr. Tisha Paredes, Assessment and Accreditation Specialist
  • Dr. Gina Polychronopoulos, Department Chair, Clinical Mental Health counseling, The Chicago School
  • Dr. Linda Townsend, Director of Assessment, Longwood University
  • Dr. Pam Tracy, Director of the Center for Faculty Enrichment and Professor of Communication Studies, Longwood University

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain invaluable insights and network with colleagues. Join us at the conference and be a part of shaping our identity!

Book your hotel by October 20, 2024 to receive the conference rate of $115/night. If extending you stay, please do not make two separate reservations. You can contact the hotel for assistance: Phone: (540) 885-4848 or Email: reservations@hotel24south.com

Want to showcase your work? Check out the Call for Proposals page.