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19th Annual Leadership Symposium

Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration on Assessment: Lessons from the Field


Trudy Banta, Ed. D.

Professor of Higher Education and Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Academic Planning and Evaluation
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)


Charles Taber, Ph. D.

Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Professor of Political Science
Stony Brook University

Ahmed W. Belazi, M.P.H.
Director of Planning and Staff Development, Division of Student Affairs
Stony Brook University

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Thursday March 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Stony Brook University

The growing emphasis on assessment of student learning-- whether it occurs inside or outside the classroom-- prompts this year's symposium theme. The joint commitment of academic affairs and student affairs to student success is a potent force and essential ingredient in identifying practices that promote student learning. 
An article written in 2000 by this year's featured speaker, Dr. Trudy Banta and her colleague Dr. George Kuh, provides a framework for our discussion. Fourteen years later, institutions across the nation continue to strive to overcome the barriers to collaboration on assessment of student learning.  Strategies that have proven to be successful will be shared and solutions to inherent challenges will be examined.

Dr. Banta has been a consultant on outcomes assessment for faculty and higher education administrators across the globe. Her extensive experience in this area offers us the opportunity to explore conditions and contexts that foster collaboration on assessment. Dr. Charles Taber, Dean of the Graduate School and Co-chair of the University's Committee on Academic Assessment, along with the Division of Student Affairs' Director of Planning & Staff Development, Ahmed Belazi, will respond to Dr. Banta's remarks. Their perspectives will aid our consideration of issues facing us as we engage in establishing an institutional culture of assessment.

For information, please contact:
Jeanne Finch, DSW
 (631) 444-3167

Past Leadership Symposium Topics and Speakers

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the School of Social Welfare, this year's symposium is also part of the Professional Development Series. Dr. Banta's talk is sponsored by the Provost Lecture Series.

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