Educational Session: Assessment

Core Competencies: Leadership, Marketing, Planning, Student Learning
June 10 – June 14, 2013
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Outcomes-based assessment is no longer a movement in higher education; it is an everyday reality.  Assessment data is used to inform decisions at all levels of the university. This engaging and interactive 90-minute workshop will use a case study approach to demonstrate the what, when, how, and why of assessing student outcomes in modern higher education. As a result of this workshop, participants will learn creative methods for assessing student outcomes, analyzing data and communicating results.  This workshop will identify best practices in assessment that participants will be able to take back to their institutions and apply to their daily work.

About the presenters: 

Lance Kennedy-Phillips, Ph.D., is executive director of the Center for the Study of Student Life at The Ohio State University. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Currently, Kennedy-Phillips is national co-chair for The NASPA Assessment, Research, and Evaluation Knowledge Community. In addition, he completed his third term as director of the Foundations I Institute for the Association for Institutional Research in 2011.

Kennedy-Phillips was a co-editor of the recently published Qualitative & Quantitative Research: A Mixed Methods Approach in Higher Education. He holds faculty appointments at Clemson University and The Ohio State University. His scholarly interests include organizational learning, assessment, and higher education policy analysis.



D'Arcy John Oaks, Ph.D., is an associate director with the Center for the Study of Student Life. He earned his master's in Communication from the University of Dayton and his Ph.D. in communication from The Ohio State University.

His research interests include the intersections of learning, communication, and technology. Prior to working in student life, Oaks was an instructional systems designer and instructor in the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center in the School of Education, Policy, and Leadership.

Updated May 14, 2013