Why Attend AALHE's Tenth Annual Conference?

Over the past 10 years, AALHE has worked to develop and support a community of educators and inform assessment practices in higher education to foster and improve student learning and institutional quality. It seeks to be inclusive of all higher education professionals regardless of their assessment experience, background, or size of institution—small to large, public to private.

The annual AALHE conference provides current information on how to engage in assessments from the classroom to accreditation processes. Over the past 10 years it has consistently been heralded as the best opportunity for higher education practitioners to learn about assessments and network with other professionals, including advanced and next generation assessment professionals.

The AALHE assessment conference:

  • Provides professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner,
  • Connects assessment to student learning and engagement,
  • Presents opportunities to advocate for best assessment practices,
  • Networks assessment professionals with other higher education practitioners and instructors, and
  • Leads and advocates best practices in assessment.

Come join us for our 10th AALHE conference so that we may learn and gain from one another to build a strong assessment community.

AALHE 2020 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Keena Arbuthnot

Keena Arbuthnot

Dr. Keena Arbuthnot is the Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development and Professor of Education at Louisiana State University. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Central Missouri in 1999. She went on to get her Masters and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Psychometrics, Applied Statistics and Program Evaluation. Dr. Arbuthnot began her career as a Lecturer on Education and Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, where she conducted research and taught courses in the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Arbuthnot is well known for her work in the field of education and she has published a host of articles and publications, as well as two books: Filling in the Blanks: Understanding the Black White Achievement Gap and Global Perspective on Educational Testing: Examining Fairness, High-Stakes and Policy Reform. She has been recognized nationally and internationally for her research on culturally relevant assessment, STEM achievement, test fairness issues and the achievement gap. Dr. Arbuthnot started her career as a high school mathematics teacher.


Dr. Natasha Jankowski

Natasha JankowskiDr. Natasha Jankowski serves as Executive Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and Research Associate Professor in the department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is co-author with her NILOA colleagues of the book Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education, as well as co-author of Degrees that Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm. She supports institutions and others in scaling and advancing the scholarship of assessment. Her main research interests include all things assessment, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based storytelling. She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois State University. She previously worked with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership studying community colleges and public policy.


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