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Leading Improvements in Higher Education with Stephen Hundley

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 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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s04e07: A Conversation with the Co-Author of Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning from Johns Hopkins University Press
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 Resources and Digital Innovation at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).   Links to resources mentioned in this episode:Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning (released in April 2024 by Johns Hopkins University Press): https://www.press.jhu.edu/books/title/53869/teaching-aiAmerican Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U):https://www.aacu.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 at jmu.edu/assessment. Episode recorded: March 2024.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner and Angela Bergman.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
40:45 4/9/24
s04e06: A Conversation with Editors of the Routledge Book, Coordinating Divisional and Departmental Student Affairs Assessment (2nd Edition)
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 College, where he directs graduate programs in higher education and provides leadership to the Center for Innovation, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.  Kim is Visiting Associate Professor for Higher Education and Student Affairs at Binghamton University.Link to Coordinating Divisional and Departmental Student Affairs Assessment (2nd Edition):https://www.routledge.com/Coordinating-Divisional-and-Departmental-Student-Affairs-Assessment/Henning-Bentrim-Yousey-Elsener/p/book/9781032608358 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: February 2024.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner and Angela Bergman.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
48:35 3/7/24
s04e05: A Conversation with Co-Editors of Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education, Volume Two: Strategies for a Changing Higher Education Environment
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 University of Rochester.  Tara is Interim Associate Vice Provost and Director of Assessment at Louisiana State University.Links to books mentioned in this episode:Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education, Volume Two: Strategies for a Changing Higher Education Environment:https://www.routledge.com/Exemplars-of-Assessment-in-Higher-Education-Volume-Two-Strategies-for/Souza-Rose/p/book/9781642675498Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education:  Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards: https://www.routledge.com/Exemplars-of-Assessment-in-Higher-Education-Diverse-Approaches-to-Addressing/Souza-Rose/p/book/9781642672497This 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: January 2024.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner and Angela Bergman.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
32:10 2/12/24
s04e04: The Relationship Between Student Affairs, Assessment, and Accreditation
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 firm.  Pam is Executive Director of Planning and Assessment at the University of Houston Clear Lake.Link to article discussed in this episode ("The role of student affairs in regional accreditation: Why and how to be included"):https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/jsaiii/article/view/27916This 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: November 2023.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner and Angela Bergman.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
60:00 1/16/24
s04e03: A Conversation on Equity-Centered Collaboration in Assessment and Improvement with Bethany Miller and Ellen Peters
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 University of Puget Sound.  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: November 2023.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner and Angela Bergman.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
45:26 12/15/23
s04e02: A Conversation with Four Contributors to the 2nd Edition of Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education, a book from Routledge
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 an education consultant with a particular focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, access, and justice. Nick is director of assessment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jerry is executive associate dean in the Institute for Engaged Learning and professor of sociology at IUPUI. Caleb is director of research strategy and initiatives at IUPUI. In addition to discussing Trends in Assessment, our guests will also share information about other affiliated resources of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. Links to resources mentioned in this episode:Trends in Assessment: Ideas, Opportunities, and Issues for Higher Education (2nd Edition):routledge.com/Trends-in-Assessment-Ideas-Opportunities-and-Issues-for-Higher-Education/Hundley-Keith/p/book/9781642676099Assessment Institute in Indianapolis:assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu/Assessment Update:onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/15360725Research & Practice in Assessment: rpajournal.com/ 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: October 2023.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner and Angela Bergman.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
63:42 11/16/23
s04e01: A Conversation with Ken O'Donnell, recipient of an inaugural Assessment Institute in Indianapolis award recognizing excellence in High-Impact Practices (HIPs)
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 colleagues advancing the work of High-Impact Practices on college and university campuses throughout the United States.Links to resources mentioned in this episode:American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U):aacu.org/ HIPs in the States:assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu/program/HIPs_in_the_States.htmlNational Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE):nsse.indiana.edu/ 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: October 2023.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner and Angela Bergman.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.
51:22 10/16/23
s03e12: Leadership Perspectives with Debra Humphreys from the Lumina Foundation
This episode features a leadership perspectives conversation with Debra Humphreys, Vice President of Strategic Engagement with the Lumina Foundation. Lumina Foundation:luminafoundation.orgThis 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 2023.  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.
44:31 9/18/23
s03e11: Leadership Perspectives with Carleen Vande Zande from the National Association of System Heads (NASH)
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 referenced in this episode: National Association of System Heads:nash.edu/Delivering on the Promise of High-Impact Practices (book):routledge.com/Delivering-on-the-Promise-of-High-Impact-Practices-Research-and-Models/Zilvinskis-Kinzie-Daday-ODonnell-Zande/p/book/9781642673616# 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: June 2023.  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.
52:31 8/14/23
s03e10: A Conversation with Leaders from the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN)
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 episode include:Anderson, L., & Krathwohl, D. A. (2001). Taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives. Longman. Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives handbook I: Cognitive domain. David McKay Co.Krathwohl, D. R., Bloom, B. S., & Masia, B. B. (1964).  Taxonomy of education objectives: Affective domain. David McKay Co.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: May 2023.  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.
67:03 7/10/23
s03e09: Leadership Perspectives with Erick Montenegro of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
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.org/National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA):https://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/Reframing Assessment to Center Equity:  Theories, Models, and Practices:https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/browse/book/9781642672572/Reframing-Assessment-to-Center-EquityThis 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: May 2023.  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.
46:52 6/15/23
s03e08: Discussing the Carnegie Elective Classifications with Marisol Morales from the American Council on Education
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 universities.  As you will hear, we spoke with Marisol during her busy travels promoting this important work.American Council on Education:https://www.acenet.edu/Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education:https://carnegieclassifications.acenet.edu/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: April 2023.  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.
50:46 5/15/23
s03e07: Discussing Students' Basic Needs with Colleagues from The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University
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 Evaluation Associate at The Hope Center.  Josh is a practitioner-researcher at The Hope Center.Learn more about The Hope Center at:hope.temple.edu. 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: March 2023.  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.
53:08 4/17/23
s03e06: Leadership Perspectives with Chancellor Joe Garcia from the Colorado Community College System
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 Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University; learn more at jmu.edu/assessment.Episode recorded: February 2023.  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.
36:45 3/13/23
s03e05: A Conversation with Three Leaders Representing Institutional Accreditation Organizations in Higher Education
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 University Commission.  Laura is Vice President at the New England Commission of Higher Education.  Mac is President of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, also affiliated with WASC.Links to the institutional accreditation organizations mentioned in this episode:Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges:https://accjc.org/New England Commission of Higher Education:https://www.neche.org/Western Association of Schools and Colleges—Senior College and University Commission:https://www.wscuc.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 at jmu.edu/assessment.Episode recorded: January 2023.  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.
59:20 2/14/23
s03e04: Leadership Perspectives with Amelia Parnell from NASPA
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 Data Person (book):https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/browse/book/9781642671377/You-Are-a-Data-PersonSpeaking of College (podcast):https://www.speakingofcollege.com/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: December 2022.  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.
46:57 1/17/23
s03e03: The Role of Chairs in Leading Higher Education Institutions with Representatives from The Department Chair, a Wiley Publication
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 School of Media and Design at the University of the Incarnate Word; Juston is President and CEO of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College; and Halley is Managing Editor for Wiley’s suite of higher education publications.Learn more about The Department Chair at this link:https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/19364393.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: November 2022.  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.
56:08 12/14/22
s03e02: A Conversation with Contributors to a Special Issue of Assessment Update Focused on Learning Improvement
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/December 2022 issue of Assessment Update.  Our guests are Terri Flateby, Megan Good, Julie Morrison,  Monica Stitt-Burgh, and Pam Tracy, all of whom are members of the Learning Improvement Community.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:  October 2022.  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.Resources referenced in this episode include:Assessment Update, accessible via the website of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis:  assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.Learning Improvement Community:  learning-improvement.org.
53:28 11/14/22
s03e01: Recognizing the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, 2022 Recipient of the Trudy W. Banta Lifetime Achievement in Assessment Award
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 is an Improvement Strategist.  Megan currently serves as Interim Executive Director of CARS.The Center for Assessment and Research Studies is recipient of the 2022 Trudy W. Banta Lifetime Achievement in Assessment Award.  Keston is the inaugural recipient of the Improvement Influencer Award.  Both of these awards are bestowed by the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis. 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 2022.  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.
56:53 10/4/22
s02e12: Leadership Perspectives with President Roslyn Clark Artis from Benedict College
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 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 2022.  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.
49:31 9/12/22
s02e11: Leadership Perspectives with Drew Koch, Chief Executive Officer of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
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 achieving equity and social justice.  Learn more about the Gardner Institute at  jngi.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 at jmu.edu/assessment.Episode recorded:  July 2022.  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.
73:41 8/15/22
s02e10: A Conversation with Three Editors of the New Stylus Publishing Book, Delivering on the Promise of High Impact Practices
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 Engaged Learning in the Division of Undergraduate Education.  Jillian is Interim Co-Director of the National Survey of Student Engagement in the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University Bloomington.  John is an Associate Professor at Binghamton University, State University of New York.Some of the resources mentioned in this episode include the following:American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) – https://www.aacu.org/Center for Postsecondary Research (CPR) – https://cpr.indiana.edu/Delivering on the Promise of High Impact Practices (book from Stylus Publishing) – https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/browse/book/9781642673616/Delivering-on-the-Promise-of-High-Impact-PracticesHIPs in the States –https://assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu/program/HIPs_in_the_States.htmlIUPUI’s Institute for Engaged Learning – https://getengaged.iupui.edu/National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) –https://nsse.indiana.edu/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:  June 2022.  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.
51:25 7/7/22
s02e09: Leadership Perspectives with Kate McConnell from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
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 understanding of important teaching, learning, and assessment concepts.  Learn more about AAC&U at aacu.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 at jmu.edu/assessment.Episode recorded:  May 2022.  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.
56:48 6/13/22
s02e08: A Conversation with Three Editors of the New Stylus Publishing Book, Reframing Assessment to Center Equity
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 England College where he directs the master’s and doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration.  Anne is managing director for learning and innovation at The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University.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:  March 2022.  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.Some of the resources mentioned in this episode include the following:Anthology’s website for the Equity Centered Landscape Survey - https://www.anthology.com/equity-centered-assessment/landscape-surveyEquity-Driven, High Achievement:  Assessment of Student Learning and Development - http://shop.btpubservices.com/Title/9781948213325Public Design for Equity - https://www.publicdesignforequity.org/Reframing Assessment to Center Equity: Theories, Models, and Practices - https://styluspub.presswarehouse.com/browse/book/9781642672572/Reframing-Assessment-to-Center-EquityResearch is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods - https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/research-is-ceremony-shawn-wilsonThe Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through  Mindfulness - https://www.amazon.com/Inner-Work-Racial-Justice-Transforming/dp/059308392XThe Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, Volume 3 related to equity - http://www.studentaffairsassessment.org/jsai-vol-3
52:34 5/9/22
s02e07: Learning and Assessment in Fraternity and Sorority Contexts
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 Communication Officer at Sigma Phi Epsilon.  Steve is Special Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs at The Pennsylvania State University, where he also serves as Executive Director of the Timothy J. Piazza Center for Fraternity and Sorority Research and Reform.  The Piazza Center is located at Penn State; learn more at https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/piazzacenter. 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:  March 2022.  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.
59:12 4/7/22
s02e06: Assessment's Evolving Professional Identity with Co-Editors of a Special Issue of Research & Practice in Assessment
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 conversation has relevance for both individuals working directly in assessment and for colleagues who support and champion assessment in their respective contexts.  Listeners may access the special issue of Research & Practice in Assessment (Volume 17, Issue 2) discussed during this episode by visiting https://www.rpajournal.com/rpa-archives/.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:  March 2022.  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.
37:16 3/11/22
s02e05: A Conversation with Three Colleagues Representing the Learning Improvement Community
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 College.  Errin is Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Reach University.  Pam directs the Center for Faculty Enrichment at Longwood University, where she is also a Professor of Communication Studies. 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:  January 2022.  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.Two specific resources mentioned in this episode are:A Simple Model for Learning Improvement: Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig  https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED555526.pdfA Guide to Writing Learning Improvement Stories with Your Faculty:  From Start to Finishhttps://www.learning-improvement.org/story-guide
50:54 2/14/22
s02e04: The Guiding Principles for the Assessment of Arts Learning
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 University of Florida.  Marcia is an Arts Consultant with the New Hampshire Department of Education.  Jeff is Managing Director of Creative Generation.  Please see below for information about several resources mentioned during this episode.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:  January 2022.  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.Some of the resources mentioned during this episode include the following:The Guiding Principles for the Assessment of Arts Learning:  https://creative-generation.org/publications/the-guiding-principles-for-the-assessment-of-arts-learningWorld Alliance for Arts Education:  https://www.waae.online/ Boal, A. (2000). Theater of the Oppressed. Pluto press. Brophy, T. S. & Haning, M. (Eds.). (2020). Advancing music education through assessment: Honoring culture, diversity, and practice. Selected papers from the 7th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications. Brophy, T.S. (Ed.). (2019). The Oxford handbook on policy and practice in music education (Vols. 1 and 2). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Freire, P. (1972). Pedagogy of the oppressed. New York: Herder and Herder.Hooks, B. (1994). Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Routledge.Music and the Brain:  https://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/centers-and-initiatives/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/about-hmni/archive-brain-1OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWGJA9i18CoResources from the Colorado Department of Education:  https://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/resourcebank-assessmentsResources from the Michigan Arts Education Instruction & Assessment:  https://maeia-artsednetwork.org/ Resources from the New York State Department of Education: http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/arts-assessmentArts Assessment for Learning: http://artsassessmentforlearning.org/ Anti-Racist Arts Teachers:  https://www.antiracistartteachers.orgArts & Humanities: Don't Leave School Without Them: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/980440814/
78:57 1/17/22
s02e03: 2021 Assessment Institute Recap
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 share an update on the Grand Challenges in Assessment Project.  Jerry Daday, representing HIPs in the States, discusses the continued evolution of High Impact Practices.  Finally, we conclude with an excerpt from the Assessment Institute’s Plenary Keynote Panel featuring Jonathan Alger, President of James Madison University.Listeners are invited to visit assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu to access the complimentary session recordings and other resources from our 2021 program, along with learning how to participate in future Assessment Institute events.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:  December 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.
76:48 12/19/21
s02e02: A Conversation with Three Leaders Representing the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS)
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 and Wellbeing at Louisiana State University and is immediate past president of CAS.  Devon teaches at the University of Houston and works full time at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center leading Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts.  Darby is Director of Student Life Studies in the Division of Student Affairs at Texas A&M University.    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:  November 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.
59:45 11/19/21

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