We are excited to have Dr. Gavin Henning deliver the keynote address this year. Gavin is Professor of Higher Education at New England College in New Hampshire where he directs the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education programs. A national leader in higher education, Gavin serves as President of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and is a past president of ACPA – College Student Educators International. He has over 20 years’ experience in higher education assessment and institutional research and frequently consults and presents regionally, nationally, and internationally on the topic. His scholarship includes over 80 peer-reviewed presentations and over 80 invited presentations and keynotes regarding assessment. In addition, he has published articles and books on assessment including Student Affairs Assessment: Theory and Practice (2016, Stylus) with Darby Roberts that serves as the foundational text for assessment courses in many higher education graduate programs. Gavin earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of New Hampshire.
Dr. Henning will host both a follow up discussion to his keynote, and an additional breakout topic later in the day.
Questions: Craig Keigher, Director of Instructional Technology and Faculty Development, at (815) 802-8402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 - February 23 The 22nd Annual Assessment Fair was held on February 23, 2018, at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. The theme was "Origins, Outcomes, and Overhauls: What Is Your Assessment Story and Identity?" The keynote speaker was Dr. Gianina Baker, Assistant Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). The conference program is available online. Dave Naze coordinated the event.
2017 - February 24
The 21st Annual Assessment Fair was held on February 24, 2017, at Prairie State College's Conference Center in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Last year’s theme was Assessment: Just and Fair and the keynote speaker was Norbert Elliot, Professor Emeritus at New Jersey Institute of Technology. The title of his presentation was “Ethical Theory, Writing Performance, and Assessment of Student Learning: Foundational Principles” and addressed fairness in assessment and its relation to validity and reliability. The conference website was: http://prairiestate.edu/academics/assessment-fair.aspx. Jason Evans and Carolyn Ciesla coordinated the event.
The 19th Annual Assessment Fair was held at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg, the Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness at Texas Christian University, presented the keynote address. She also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for the New Directions in Teaching and Learning series. Her books include Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment: A Deeper Focus on Student Learning and Meaningful Course Revision: Enhancing Academic Engagement Using Student Learning Data.
The 2015 Assessment Fair focused on the how of assessment. How do we as assessment practitioners move our institutions forward so that they are positioned to adequately face the challenges of today’s world? How have assessment professionals taken action to improve education, learning, and student outcomes? Shannon Flavin served as the event's coordinator. Other details are available online at https://www.waubonsee.edu/learning/success/assessFair/.
2014 - February 21
The 18th Annual Assessment Fair: Assessing the Student Experience, was held at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. The keynote speaker was Jessica Oyler, Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Strategic Initiatives at Weber State University. Marilee Bresciani, Ph.D., Professor of Postsecondary Education Leadership at San Diego State University, presented the morning keynote address. Breakout session presentations covered assessment at the classroom, course, program and institutional levels. J.Gabe Estill served as the event's coordinator.
2013 - February 15
The 17th Annual Assessment Fair was held on Friday, February 15th, 2013, at Elgin Community College in Elgin, Illinois. The Assessment Diaries: Tales from the Front allowed attendees to learn from the experiences of others and be inspired to continue this important and evolving work back on their own campus. Lisa Wiehle served as the lead coordinator of the event.
The 15th Annual Assessment Fair focused on Strategic Planning and Program Review. The keynote speaker was Jeffrey A. Seybert, director of the National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Deborah Gentry was the Coordinator of the Planning Committee.
2010 - March 5
The 14th Annual Assessment Fair at Illinois Valley Community College focused on Assessment for Sustainable Excellence in Education. The keynote speaker was Lynn E. Priddy, Vice President for Accreditation Services for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Manuel Gomez and Elaine Novak were co-chairs for the Assessment Fair Committee.