Join us for free webinars focusing on different issues and skill development for assessment practitioners. Click on the title of upcoming webinars to register.

AALHE members can access previous webinars in the Webinar Library

Current webinar: Bringing Assessment Expertise to Grant Evaluation

Wednesday, November 20 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Many assessment professionals distinguish between assessment (a continuous process) and evaluation (a finite judgment). In practice, assessment relies upon measurement, and evaluation is meaningless without consideration of how findings will be used for improvement. Effective higher education assessment extends beyond curriculum and instruction. Institutions are increasingly exploring the impacts of programs and services intended to improve both progression and learning outcomes. Toward this end, there are numerous externally-funded initiatives aimed at enhancing student success that require the expertise of an assessment professional.

In this webinar, we will discuss the role that assessment professionals can play in bringing more resources to your institution and contributing to student development and success and how grant evaluation can expand your own portfolio of professional skills and potentially develop into a supplemental consulting career.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Have a resource list of major public and private grant-making organizations and their funding priorities
  • Be able to articulate specific roles and required credentials of assessment professionals within the grant evaluation realm
  • Be able to identify and locate grant evaluator opportunities within and outside of their institution

The Presenters

Patricia (Patti) Gregg is Associate Director of Assessment and Review at Georgia State University and an online lecturer in Sam Houston State University’s M.A. in Higher Education degree program. She has served as an evaluation consultant for over 20 years on projects funded by the Gateway to College National Network, National Science Foundation, University System of Georgia, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Education focusing on promoting access and academic success.

Felisha Shepard-White is the Senior Assessment Specialist at Clayton State University. She has participated in grant assessment for over 10 years and has evaluated grants funded in excess of $3 million. She has served as an evaluation consultant on projects funded by the AAC&U, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Labor, and U.S. Department of Education focusing on areas including mental health, liberal studies and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

To join the webinar on November 20, 2019, @ 3pm EST, click here.

Webinars Accessible in Member Webinar Library

AALHE members can access via the Webinar Library

  • Developing AALHE Foundational Statements: Progress, Next Steps, and Future Plans
  • USDE Negotiated Rulemaking: Insights for Accreditation and Assessment Professionals, by Jillian Klein.
  • Placeholder Sections and Tracking of Graduate Student Assessment: A Case Study, by Molly Mann and Laura Schramm
  • The Essential Role of Assessment in Competency-Based Education, by Charla Long
  • Fearing to Fail: How Common Assessment Practices Cause Stagnation, by Catherine M. Wehlburg
  • Turning Benchmarking into Institutional Insights and Action, by Lisa Davidson and Stacey Randall
  • The Assessment Profession in Higher Education: Addressing the Varied Professional Development Needs of Practitioners, by Laura Ariovich, Conna Bral, Patricia Gregg, Matthew Gulliford, and Jennifer Ann Morrow
  • Implementing Prior Learning Assessment Services in Higher Education, by Justin Garcia, July 2018
  • Linkedin for Assessment Professionals, by Andre Foisy, May 2018
  • Twitter for Assessment Professionals, by Andre Foisy, April 2018
  • Assessing Civic Engagement in Massachusetts Public Higher Education, by Dr. John Reiff and Dr. Suzanne M. Buglione, April 2018
  • Creating a Co-Curricular Learning Assessment Infrastructure, by D. Scott Tharp, December 2017
  • Data Visualization: Resources and Methods for Telling your Data Story, by Dr. Courtney Vengrin, September 2017
  • Answering Tough Questions: An Approach for Assessment Coordinators/Leaders, by Drs. Monica Stitt-Bergh and Becky Dueben, April 2017
  • Collecting Information Meaningful to Your Institution: A Practical Accreditation Strategy, by Jane Marie Souza, January & March 2017
  • Show Me The Learning!, by Dr. Terrel Rhodes, March 2017
  • Ethical Reasoning: Defining, Teaching, Assessing, by Drs. Bill Hawk and Keston Fulcher, April 2016
  • Engaging Faculty in the Assessment Process: Make it More About Teaching and Learning, by Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg, April 2016
  • Recognizing Excellence in Campus Assessment: Using the Excellence in Assessment Designation for Self-Assessment, by Drs. Teri Lyn Hinds and Natasha Jankowski, March 2016
  • Implementation Fidelity Assessment: A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making, by Dr. John D. Hathcoat, Heather Harris, Madison Holzman, and Derek Sauder, January 2016
  • Easy Predictors: Quickly Explore Your Data to Find Trends, Relationships, and Predictors, by Dr. David Eubanks, December 2015
  • SharePoint As An Assessment Management Tool, by Drs. Jane Marie Souza and Keith Werosh, November 2015
  • Curricular Mapping: See the Alignment of Course, Program, and Institutional Data with Links to Evidence of Student Learning, by Valerie Landau and Jocelyn Shadforth, November 2015
  • Faculty Perspectives on Cultures of Assessment, by Dr. Matthew Fuller, October 2015
  • The Many Faces of Assessment: Strategies for Effective Assessment of Co-curricular Programs, by Dr. Jeremy Penn, September 2015
  • Building the Science of Learning Assessment, by Dr. David Dirlam, May 2014
  • How to Use Credit Hour Compliance to Forward Authentic Assessment, by Drs. Marsha Watson and Kathleen Gorski, February 2014
  • Faculty Engagement in Assessment Across Institutional Contexts, by Drs. Jeremy Penn and Catherine Wehlburg, September 2013