2023 Assessment Conference Virtual Program

2023 Assessment Conference Virtual Program

Online agenda for the 2023 Assessment Conference:





8:30 a.m.

Check-in and coffee


Blackwell Lobby
9 a.m.


Randy Smith

Blackwell Ballroom
9:20-10:15 a.m.

Opening Plenary – Big Ten Pharmacy Network

We’ve got friends in those places: How Big Ten pharmacy colleges collaborate on educational assessment

Katherine Kelley, PhD
Associate Dean for Assessment and Strategic Initiatives
Professor Clinical Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University

Dr. Kimberly Illingworth, PhD, FAPhA
Assistant Dean for Learning and Assessment
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director, Academic and Ambulatory Care Fellowship Program
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Dr. Donald G Klepser, PhD, MBA
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy

Burgunda V. (Gundy) Sweet, PharmD, FASHP
Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Blackwell Ballroom
10:30-11:20 a.m.

Concurrent sessions 1

Collaborative Assessment of General Education

Alan Kalish
Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education

Melissa Beers
Senior Director, General Education Bookends

Chris Manion
WAC Coordinator, Center for Study of Teaching and Writing

David Sovic
Assistant Director, Drake Institute for Teaching & Learning

Blackwell Ballroom

A vision for learning analytics for program assessment

Marcia Ham
Learning Analytics Research & Development Consultant, ODTI

Pfahl Hall 302

Please Don't Stop the Music 

David Hedgecoth
Associate Director Chair, Undergraduate Studies Director, Youth Summer Music Program

Daniel Seward
Assessment Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences

Pfahl Hall 202

Providing “Voice” to Assessment Using Critical Race Theory

Mitsu Narui
Reporting and Analytics Consultant, Institutional Research and Planning

Pfahl Hall 140
11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Concurrent sessions 2


Graduate Education Assessment as a Tool for Improvement: Data and Exemplars 2.0

Maria Miriti
Associate Dean for Academic Excellence, Graduate School

Andrew Blatter
Director of Operations Strategy and Innovation, Graduate School

Kristine Browning
Professor, College of Nursing

Ty Shepfer
Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management

Mark Anthony Arceno
Senior Academic Program Service Specialist, Comparative Studies

Blackwell Ballroom

Student Sense of Belonging: A Potential Indirect Measure of Program Quality

David Sovic
Assistant Director, Drake Institute for Teaching & Learning

Khushi Patel
Instructional Design specialist

Anika Anthony
Associate Vice Provost and Director, Drake Institute for Teaching & Learning

Pfahl Hall 302

Realizing GE Expected Learning Outcomes in course design and delivery

Meg Daly
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education 

Elizabeth Hewitt 
Professor, English

Ila Nagar
Associate Professor, Near Eastern and South Asian Languages and Culture

Anna Parkman
Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Jozef Raadschelders
Associate Dean, Glenn College of Public Affairs

Birgitte Soland
Associate Professor, History

Cindy Ziang
Senior Research Associate, Office of International Affairs

Pfahl Hall 202

Institutional Research and Planning: Your partner in assessment and beyond

Mitsu Narui
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Institutional Research & Planning

Michele Hansen
Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Institutional Research & Planning

Pfahl Hall 140
12:30-1:20 p.m.

Closing Plenary

A Chair’s Perspective: A frank conversation about the role of assessment in academic units

Eric Bielefeld
Chair, Speech and Hearing Sciences

Laura Lisbon
Chair, Department of Art

Erik Porfeli
Chair, Human Sciences

Harald Vassein
Chair, Molecular Genetics

Pasha Lyvers Peffer
Chair, Animal Science


Blackwell Ballroom

Assessment Conference map

Plaza level

a. Ballroom
b. Outdoor patio
c. Stairs from hotel lobby
d. Pre-function space
e. Stadium-view dining area

Second level

a. Second-floor break area, reception / registration
b. Pfahl 202
c. Pfahl 230 & 240
d. Pfahl 206, 210, 216, 220

Third level

a. Third-floor break area, reception / registration
b. Pfahl 302
c. Pfahl 330 & 340
d. Pfahl 306, 310, 316, 320, 324