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Leading Improvements in Higher Education with Stephen Hundley from IUPUI 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 universities. This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University; learn more at jmu.edu/assessment/.
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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 at Alverno College.  Kathleen is Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Emerita at Alverno College and currently serves as Provincial Coordinator for the School Sisters of St. Francis.Listeners will enjoy learning about what are known as the "Alverno Abilities" and the incredible, pioneering difference Alverno College has made to our understanding of teaching, learning, and assessment.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University; learn more at jmu.edu/assessment.  Episode recorded:  September 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  Our guests are Leroy Jones II, Kim Nguyen, and Zakiya Wilson-Kennedy.Leroy is Professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Chicago State University.  Kim is Director for Statewide and Regional Collaborations in the STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute at IUPUI.  Zakiya is Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Science at Louisiana State University.  All three of our guests have been leaders in their own contexts in supporting the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation.  Two important references are mentioned in this episode: (1) the “Tinto Model,” which can be found in Tinto, V. (1993). Leaving college: Rethinking causes and cures of student attrition (2nd ed.). University of Chicago Press; and (2) the LSAMP website, which can be accessed here: https://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/louis-stokes-alliances-minority-participation.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  August 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 University of Pennsylvania.  Amber is Executive Director of the National Association for Campus Activities.  Kayla, Zachary, and Amber discuss the important role campus activities play in student development on college and university campuses. This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  June 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  May 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 Programs at New England College.  Anne is Assistant Vice President, Campus Strategy at Anthology.Listeners are invited to participate in the Equity-Centered Assessment Landscape Survey being discussed during this episode.  To take the survey in summer 2021, please access our website, assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu. This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  May 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  April 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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.Michele is Assistant Provost for Accreditation and Research and Professor of Education at Union University.  Royce is Director of Instructional Design and Academic Technology at Le Moyne College.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  April 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 capacity, serves as Editor of Enrollment Management Report, a monthly periodical with a national readership.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  March 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.  These guests discuss learning and development taking place in student affairs programs and services. This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  March 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 University.  Keston is Executive Director of the Center for Assessment & Research Studies and a Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University.  And Megan is Director of Academic Quality and Improvement at Auburn University. She also serves as Associate Editor of Research & Practice in Assessment.  To learn more about Research & Practice in Assessment, listeners are also invited to check out s01e17 of this podcast, where we have a conversation with three editors from this journal.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  February 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 editor from 2014-2019, and Nick is the current editor.  Listeners will enjoy learning about the purpose, evolution, and features of Research & Practice in Assessment during this episode of Leading Improvements in Higher Education. This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  January 2021.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 William Spelman Executive Search.  Steve is a partner with Storbeck Search. If you are thinking about pursuing a leadership role, or are just interested in how the executive search process works, you will enjoy this richly informative episode.  This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  September 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 Assessment Institute’s Signature Partner; HIPs in the States, a Track focusing on High Impact Practices; the Faculty Development Track; the Learning Improvement Track; and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Track.  Each of these track leaders share important insights and ideas from the 2020 Assessment Institute.Be sure to check out part 2 in Season 1, Episode 15 (s01, e15), where we continue our discussion with track leaders providing a recap of the 2020 Assessment Institute.  Access presentation recordings, handouts, and other resources from the 2020 program at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  November 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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; the Graduate and Professional Education track; the Community Engagement Track; the STEM Education Track.  Each of these track leaders share important insights and ideas from the 2020 Assessment Institute.Be sure to check out part 1 in Season 1, Episode 14 (s01, e14), where we begin our discussion with track leaders providing a recap of the 2020 Assessment Institute.   Access presentation recordings, handouts, and other resources from the 2020 program at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  November 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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, learning, and assessment.This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  September 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
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 & Accreditation at National Louis University.  Sara Ousby is Director of Student Affairs Assessment at the University of North Texas.  Aimee Shattuck is Assistant Dean of Student Life, Student Activities, and Leadership at Portland State University. This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  August 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu. 
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 Provost at California State University Dominguez Hills.  Robin Schofield is Associate Professor of English and Director of High Impact Practices at Pikes Peak Community College.  This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  September 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu. 
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 Consortium and Kathy is Associate Director.  This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  August 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu. 
One of twelve inaugural episodes profiling partner associations and organizations of the Assessment Institute, this episode features two leaders from HBCU-CEEQA, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Collaborative for Excellence in Educational Quality Assurance (CEEQA).  Mark Howse is Chair of HBCU-CEEQA and is Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness at Morehouse School of Medicine.  Verna Orr is Co-Chair of HBCU-CEEQA and is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  August 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu. 
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 Academic Planning and Assessment, both in UNC Charlotte’s Office of Assessment and Accreditation.   This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by Watermark, the largest global provider of educational intelligence software solutions for higher education. Watermark offers integrated digital tools that support assessment and accreditation, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and surveys, and catalog and curriculum management. Learn more at watermarkinsights.com.  Episode recorded:  August 2020.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu. 
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