San Diego State University
Center for Educational Leadership, Innovation, and Policy Assessment of
Student Learning Conference

"Evaluating Institutional Learning Centeredness"

July 12-14, 2007
Pre-Conference Assessment Workshop July 11, 2007

San Diego Marriott in Mission Valley
San Diego, California

The purpose of this conference is to provide faculty, administrators, and students with opportunities to learn how to evaluate student learning and development at community colleges and universities.  Particular emphasis will be placed on providing institutional leaders with strategies to evaluate and therefore enhance student learning centeredness at their institution.  Additional emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of the integration of student development and engagement in the co-curricular in order to enhance learning in the curricular.

Participants of this conference will be provided with opportunities to learn about:

  • Evaluating student learning, development, and engagement in the discipline
  • Evaluating learning, development, and engagement in the co-curricular
  • Evaluating learning, development, and engagement in general education
  • The challenges for leaders in establishing an environment for student learning centeredness

Each learning track will be stimulated by nationally known keynote speakers who will provide contexts for discussions and challenging questions.  In addition, tools to enhance the evaluation of student learning will be investigated and research questions will be posed.

The conference also provides a pre-conference hands-on workshop for programs in need of writing and refining assessment plans.

Featured Plenary Speakers include:

Some of the concurrent session speakers include:

  • Brock Allen, Director of Center for Teaching and Learning, San Diego State University
  • Jo Allen, Provost, Widener University
  • Angela Caballero de Cordero, Associate Professor, Noncredit Counselor, Allan Hancock College
  • Paul Dale, Director of Student Services, Paradise Valley Community College
  • Allen DuPont, Director of Assessment, North Carolina State University
  • Terry Flateby, Director of Assessment, University of South Florida
  • Matt Fuller, Assistant Director of Assessment, Illinois State University
  • Elizabeth Griego, Vice President of Student Life, University of the Pacific
  • Rich Haney, Vice President for Student Learning Support, Frederick Community College, Maryland
  • Bonnie Hedlund, Director of the Office of Academic Information Management and Analysis, Azusa Pacific University
  • Joseph Hoey, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Cyd Jenefsky, Director of the Office for Educational Effectiveness and Ford Institute for Integrative Coaching, John F. Kennedy University
  • Michelle Kalina, Senior Director of Operations, Cal-PASS
  • Sharon La Voy, Associate Director for the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, University of Maryland
  • Gary Miller, Provost & Senior Vice President, Biola University
  • Larry Moneta, Vice President for Student Affairs, Duke University
  • Brett Parker, Instructor of History & Political Science, Vice-Chair of the Assessment Task Force, Isothermal Community College
  • John  Quinley, Director of Assessment, Planning and Research, Isothermal Community College, North Carolina
  • Dick Robertson, Vice President for Student Services, Mira Costa Community College, San Diego, CA
  • Larry Roper, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Oregon State University
  • Rebecca Sanderson, Director of Student Affairs Research and Evaluation, Oregon State University
  • Bette Simmons, Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Services, County College of Morris
  • Shelley Valdez, Director of Regional Intersegmental Collaboration, Cal-PASS
  • Carol Wilkinson, Service Learning Coordinator, Mira Costa Community College

Additional Pre-Conference Presenters:

  • Marilee Bresciani, Associate Professor for Postsecondary Education, San Diego State University
  • Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director, NSSE Institute & BEAMS
  • Nathan Marti, CCSSE, Senior Research Associate, The University of Texas at Austin