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Leading Improvements in Higher Education with Stephen Hundley is an award-winning podcast service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis (assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu), the oldest and largest higher education assessment and improvement event in the U.S. The podcast profiles people, initiatives, institutions, and organizations improving conditions in higher education. Join thought leaders for engaging discussions of enduring and emerging topics, themes, and trends affecting colleges and ...
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In this episode, we have a conversation with a coauthor of the book, Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning, released in April 2024 by Johns Hopkins University Press. Our guest is Eddie Watson. Eddie is Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director for Open Educational Resource…
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This episode features editors of the 2nd edition of the Routledge book entitled Coordinating Divisional and Departmental Student Affairs Assessment. Our guests are Erin Bentrim, Gavin Henning, and Kimberly Yousey-Elsener. Erin is a Data and Learning Analytics Strategist at Anthology, Inc. Gavin is Professor of Higher Education at New England Colleg…
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In this episode, we have a conversation with the co-editors of the Routledge book Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education, Volume Two: Strategies for a Changing Higher Education Environment. Our guests are Jane Marie Souza and Tara Rose. Jane Marie is Associate Vice President for Accreditation and the Accreditation Liaison Officer at the Univer…
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This episode focuses on the intersection of work in student affairs and that of assessment and accreditation. Our guests are Sarah Gordon, Bill Heinrich, and Pam Shefman. Sarah is Associate Professor and Interim Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at Arkansas Tech University. Bill is Director of Mindset at Symplicity, an educational technology f…
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In this episode, we have a conversation on the theme of equity-centered collaboration in assessment and improvement. Our guests are Bethany Miller and Ellen Peters. Bethany is Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Macalester College and Ellen is Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Planning, and Student Success at the Univer…
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This episodes features four contributors from the 2nd Edition of Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education, a book published by Routledge featuring more than 50 thought leaders and partners from the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. Our guests are Divya Bheda, Nick Curtis, Jerry Daday, and Caleb Keith. Divya is…
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In this episode, we have a conversation with Ken O’Donnell, the inaugural recipient of a new Assessment Institute in Indianapolis award for excellence related to High-Impact Practices, often referred to as HIPs. Ken is Vice Provost at California State University-Dominguez Hills, and he is one of the founders of HIPs in the States, a network of coll…
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This episode features a leadership perspectives conversation with Debra Humphreys, Vice President of Strategic Engagement with the Lumina Foundation. Lumina Foundation: luminafoundation.org This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University; learn more a…
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In this episode, we have a leadership perspectives conversation with Carleen Vande Zande from the National Association of System Heads, or NASH as it is also known. At NASH, Carleen serves as the Chief of Staff for the Institute for System Improvement and Innovation and is involved in several national-level initiatives. Links to resources reference…
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This episode features leaders from the Competency-Based Education Network, or C-BEN as it is also known. Our guests are Amber Garrison Duncan and Tiffany Freeze. Amber is Executive Vice President and Tiffany is Vice President for Consulting Services at C-BEN. Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN): c-ben.org/ Other references mentioned in this …
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In this episode, we have a leadership perspectives conversation with Erick Montenegro, who serves as Associate Director of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education. Links to resources mentioned in this episode include: The Pell Institute: https://www.pellinstitute.org/ Council for Opportunity in Education: https://coenet.…
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This episode features Marisol Morales, who serves as the Executive Director of Carnegie Elective Classifications at the American Council on Education. We spend time discussing the Elective Classification for Community Engagement and the Leadership for Public Purpose Classification, both of which reflect important values and goals for colleges and u…
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In this episode, we spend time discussing students’ basic needs with colleagues from The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University. Our guests are Anne Lundquist, Stacy Priniski, and Josh Williams. Anne is Director and Assistant Professor at The Hope Center in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple. Stacy is a Senior…
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This episode features a leadership perspectives conversation with Joe Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, the largest higher education and workforce training provider in the State of Colorado. Colorado Community College System: cccs.edu/ This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by the Center for …
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In this episode, we spend time with three leaders representing institutional accreditation organizations in higher education. Our guest are David Chase, Laura Gambino, and Mac Powell. David is Vice President of Educational Programs at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, known as WASC, where he is part of the Senior College and Universi…
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This episode features a leadership perspectives conversation with Amelia Parnell, Vice President for Policy Research and Advocacy at NASPA, a U.S. association devoted to serving student affairs administrators in higher education. Some of the resources mentioned in this episode include the following: NASPA (association): https://naspa.org/ You Are a…
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In this episode, we discuss the role the Department Chair plays in higher education institutions with representatives from the Wiley publication entitled The Department Chair. Our guests are Carolyn Allard, Trey Guinn, Juston Pate, and Halley Sutton. Carolyn is Editor of The Department Chair; Trey is Associate Professor and Program Director in the …
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This episode features contributors to a special issue of Assessment Update focused on learning improvement. Assessment Update is a bimonthly periodical from Wiley for which Stephen Hundley, host of the Leading Improvements in Higher Education podcast, serves as editor. Each of today’s podcast guests have contributed articles to the November/Decembe…
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This episode features three colleagues James Madison University's (JMU) Center for Assessment and Research Studies, or CARS, all of whom are also faculty members in JMU's Department of Graduate Psychology: Sara Finney, Keston Fulcher, and Megan Good. Sara is an Associate Director in CARS. Keston previously served as Executive Director of CARS and i…
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This episode features a leadership perspectives conversation with Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College. President Artis shares with us her leadership journey, advice for aspiring leaders, and future trends, including the role Historically Black Colleges and University play in higher education. This season of Leading Improve…
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In this episode, we spend time with Drew Koch, Chief Executive Officer of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. The Gardner Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving outcomes associated with teaching, learning, retention, and completion, along with promoting higher education’s larger goal of ac…
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This episode features three editors of a new Stylus Publishing book entitled Delivering on the Promise of High-Impact Practices: Research and Models for Achieving Equity, Fidelity, Impact, and Scale. Our guests are Jerry Daday, Jillian Kinzie, and John Zilvinskis. Jerry is a Professor of Sociology at IUPUI, where he also leads the Institute for Eng…
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In this episode, we have a leadership perspectives conversation with Kate McConnell from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). At AAC&U, Kate serves as Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of VALUE. Kate’s leadership at AAC&U provides tremendous opportunities for advancing our unde…
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This episode features three editors of a new Stylus Publishing book entitled Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models, and Practices. Our guests are Gianina Baker, Gavin Henning, and Anne Lundquist. Gianina is the acting director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. Gavin is Professor of Higher Education at New…
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In this episode, we have a conversation about learning and assessment taking place in fraternity and sorority contexts within the higher education sector. Our guests are Jim Barber, Heather Matthews, and Steve Veldkamp. Jim is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs in School of Education at the College of William & Mary. Heather is Chief Commu…
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This episode features the co-editors of a special issue of Research & Practice in Assessment focused on the topic of assessment’s evolving professional identity. Our guests are Jeanne Horst and Gina Polychronopoulos. Jeanne is Director of Research at CommonLit, and Gina is Associate Director for Curricular Assessment at George Mason University. Our…
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In this episode, we spend time with three colleagues representing the Learning Improvement Community, a network of individuals in higher education reshaping learning outcomes assessment. Our guests are Kathleen Gorski, Errin Heyman, and Pam Tracy. Kathleen is Dean for Learning Outcomes, Curriculum, and Program Development at Waubonsee Community Col…
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In this episode, we discuss The Guiding Principles for the Assessment of Arts Learning. Our guests are Timothy Brophy, Maria Leite, Marcia McCaffrey, and Jeff Poulin. Timothy is Director of Institutional Assessment and Professor of Music Education at the University of Florida. Maria is Assistant Director of Institutional Assessment at the Universit…
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In this special episode, we provide a recap of the 2021 Assessment Institute, the oldest and largest U.S. higher education event focused on assessment and improvement. Stephen Hundley and Caleb Keith provide an overview of the Assessment Institute, including some of the themes from this year’s program. Christine Robinson and Karen Singer-Freeman sh…
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In this episode, we spend time with three leaders representing the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), which promotes standards in student affairs, student services, and student development programs. Our guests are Dan Bureau, Devon Ford McCartney, and Darby Roberts. Dan is Assistant Vice President for Student Health…
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This episode recognizes and celebrates Alverno College, recipient of the 2021 Trudy W. Banta Lifetime Achievement in Assessment Award. Our guests are Joe Foy, Heather Mernitz, and Kathleen O’Brien. Joe is vice president for Academic Affairs at Alverno College. Heather is Professor of Physical Sciences and Chair of the Council for Student Assessment…
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In this episode, we recognize and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), a grant program of the National Science Foundation. This goal of this federal program is to assist higher education institutions in broadening participation of historically underserved students in the STEM disciplines o…
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This episode features three leaders from the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA). Our guests are Kayla Loper, Zachary Clark, and Amber Shaverdi Huston. Kayla is Manager of Arts, Culture, & Entertainment at Oklahoma State University. At the time of this recording, Zachary was Director of Student Activities & Assessment at Indiana Unive…
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In this episode, we have a leadership perspectives discussion with a higher education institution’s chief executive. Our guest is Ryan Gower, Chancellor of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges . This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solution…
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In this episode, we have an equity conversation in which we preview the Equity-Centered Assessment Landscape Survey. Our guests are Ciji Heiser, Gavin Henning, and Anne Lundquist. Ciji is Director of Assessment and Effectiveness in the Division of Student Affairs at Western Michigan University. Gavin is Professor and Director of Higher Education Pr…
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In this episode, we have a leadership perspectives discussion with a higher education institution’s chief executive. Our guest is Richard Dunsworth, President of the University of the Ozarks. This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions …
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This episode discusses technology’s role in supporting assessment-related activities and features a representative from our podcast sponsor. We are pleased to welcome Austen Adair, Vice President, Sales Enablement at Watermark. Two colleagues representing Watermark client institutions join Austen for this episode: Michele Atkins and Royce Robertson…
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This episode discusses 2021 themes and trends in Enrollment Management. Our guests are Boyd Bradshaw, Reggie Hill, and Joan Hope. Boyd is Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Enrollment Management Officer at IUPUI. Reggie is Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment at University of the Ozarks. Joan is Editorial Director at Wiley, and, in this capa…
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This episode profiles 2021 themes and trends in Student Affairs. Our guests are Rob Aaron, Claudine McCarthy, and Frank Shushok. Rob is Executive Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Planning at Northwestern University. Claudine is Editor of Student Affairs Today, a periodical from Wiley with a national readership. Frank is Vice President for…
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In this episode, we have a conversation about the future of assessment with three thought leaders contributing to a special issue of Research & Practice in Assessment, an online journal. Our guests are David Eubanks, Keston Fulcher, and Megan Good. Dave is Assistant Vice President in the Office of Institutional Assessment and Research at Furman Uni…
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In this episode, we have a conversation with three editors from Research & Practice in Assessment, an online journal focusing on higher education assessment. Our guests are Robin Anderson, Katie Busby, and Nick Curtis. Robin was involved in the founding of Research & Practice in Assessment and produced its inaugural issue. Katie served as journal e…
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This episode features a discussion with three executive search consultants and coaches concerning how to engage in the leadership search process in higher education. Our guests are Jacob Anderson, Leila Moore, and Steve Leo. Jacob is a principal with Parker Executive Search. Leila is now in private practice and was formerly Vice President with Will…
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This is the second of a special two part episode of the podcast featuring track leaders of the Assessment Institute, each of whom are providing a recap of major themes from the 2020 event, held in late October 2020. This episode features leaders representing these tracks: the Student Affairs Programs and Services track; the Global Learning track; t…
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This is the first of a special two part episode of the podcast featuring track leaders of the Assessment Institute, each of whom are providing a recap of major themes from the 2020 event, which was held in late October 2020. This episode features leaders representing these tracks: NILOA, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, the …
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This episode features Pat Hutchings, a Senior Scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. Pat is the 2020 recipient of the Trudy W. Banta Lifetime Achievement in Assessment Award, presented to her at the 2020 Assessment Institute. This conversation highlights Pat's remarkable career and accomplishments related to teaching,…
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One of twelve inaugural episodes profiling partner associations and organizations of the Assessment Institute, this episode features two leaders from HEDS, the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Charlie Blaich and Kathy Wise are both from Wabash College. Charlie serves as Director of the Center of Inquiry and Higher Education Data Sharing Co…
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One of twelve inaugural episodes profiling partner associations and organizations of the Assessment Institute, this episode features three thought leaders in High Impact Practices (HIPs) from HIPs in the States. Pam Bowers is Associate Vice President for Planning, Assessment and Innovation at the University of South Carolina. Ken O'Donnell is Vice …
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One of twelve inaugural episodes profiling partner associations and organizations of the Assessment Institute, this episode features four board members from SAAL, Student Affairs Assessment Leaders. Sara Gordon is Associate Professor in the Center for Leadership and Learning at Arkansas Tech University. Joe Levy is Executive Director of Assessment …
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One of twelve inaugural episodes profiling partner associations and organizations of the Assessment Institute, this episode features Jillian Kinzie, Associate Director in the Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement Institute within the School of Education at Indiana University. This season of Leading Improvem…
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One of twelve inaugural episodes profiling partner associations and organizations of the Assessment Institute, this episode features two leaders from the Grand Challenges in Assessment Project: Karen Singer-Freeman and Christine Robinson from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Christine is Executive Director and Karen is Director of Aca…
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