2011 DETC Fall Workshop
October 16-18, 2011
The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel * Nashville, TN
The Assessment of Student Learning
Dr. Wanda Nitsch, University of St. Augustine
Dr. David Marshall, American Sentinel University
Tuesday, October 18 *
11:00 a.m. - Noon * Symphony III
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Educators often wonder if students have mastered the course materials and what student learning has occurred. Despite mandates by accreditations, the goals of assessments can assure that students are meeting expected learning outcomes in a positive and meaningful way. This presentation will examine the importance of student learning assessment as it relates to quality improvement. Concrete ideas regarding the tools and practices of assessing student learning that are efficient and effective will be explored.
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- Define the importance of student learning assessment.
- Explain the difference between grading and assessment.
- Examine tools and practices to measure student learning.
- Indentify two pitfalls in the assessment process.
- Develop one idea for improving the quality of learning at their institution.
Dr. Wanda Nitsch is president and chief academic officer at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She has been involved in outcome assessment for over 10 years, at the course, program, and institutional levels. She recently completed the Assessment Leadership Academy presented by the Western Association of Senior Colleges where she had the opportunity to discuss assessment practices with leaders in the field.
Dr. David Marshall is the Vice President, Academic Affairs at American Sentinel University. Previously, he was the Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor of Communications at Edward Waters College. He has also held faculty and senior administration positions at Shaw University, North Carolina Central University, the College of Charleston, and Clayton State University.
Dr. Marshall has received several research grants including one award of $2.5 million to improve educational delivery through technology. He has presented numerous research papers, published a book chapter on media and ethics and presented papers on education and media around the country. Dr. Marshall has extensive experience with educational outcomes, assessment and accreditation. He is a widely sought after presenter in the area of assessment. Dr. Marshall holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts from Morgan State University.