AALHE 2022 Conference - Communities of Assessment: Reengaging and Learning Together

2022 Conference Call for Proposals Open

Register for the AALHE 2022 Conference

 June 6-9, 2022 | Providence, Rhode Island and Online

AALHE 2022 will take place June 6-9, 2022 with placed-based learning in Providence, Rhode Island and online virtual learning on the Whova platform. Attendees can choose to join us in community in-person in Providence, Rhode Island for live sessions and in-person networking opportunities or online for on-demand pre-recorded sessions and virtual networking. No matter how you join, AALHE 2022 will inspire and connect us as we reengage and learn together to support the assessment of student learning.

About the Conference

The AALHE Annual Assessment Conference is an exceptional forum for assessment practitioners in higher education. Small session sizes with diverse topic offerings and multiple opportunities to interact with others in the assessment community and leading thinkers in the field make this one of the best resources for those doing assessment in higher education.

Conference attendees choose from sessions that showcase new research and innovation in assessment practices, participate in interactive skill development workshops, discuss promising practices during dialogue and panel sessions, and engage with leading thinkers in assessment throughout the conference. 

The AALHE Assessment Conference is designed to:

  • Provide professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner and newcomers to the field;
  • Connect assessment professionals with colleagues across the field; and,
  • Lead and advocate for promising practices in assessment.

Educators and assessment practitioners of all levels and institution types are encouraged to attend the AALHE Conference.  

Conference Theme

The theme of the 2022 AALHE Conference is Communities of Assessment: Reengaging and Learning TogetherThe theme is representative of the various communities of assessment that exist within Higher Education Assessment and is descriptive of the hybrid learning experience the Conference Committee is planning. In alignment with the theme, the AALHE Conference Committee seeks to create a conference experience that inspires and connects us as we reengage and learn together to support the assessment of student learning.


Registration for AALHE 2022 is open! Become an AALHE Member and register for AALHE 2022 before April 22, 2022 to secure the best rate. Early Bird Individual Member Registration for the in-person learning experience in Providence, Rhode Island is $375, while Non-Member registration is $550. Early Bird Individual Member Registration for the online learning experience on the Whova Platform is $125, while Non-Member registration is $350. For more information about conference registration and a tentative schedule visit the AALHE 2022 Registration webpage.

  • In-Person Registration includes access to place-based learning and networking in Providence, Rhode Island AND virtual learning and networking (on-demand pre-recorded sessions, virtual networking, and discussion boards) on the Whova Platform available through July 9, 2022. 
  • Online Registration includes access to virtual learning: on-demand pre-recorded sessions, synchronous and asynchronous virtual networking, and discussion boards on the Whova Platform available through July 9, 2022.
  • All attendees will receive the login link to the AALHE 2022 Conference Platform on June 1.

Host Hotel

Follow this link to secure your hotel reservations with the conference host hotel, the Omni Providence. The lodging room rate for attendees will be $219 per night. The number of rooms in the AALHE 2022 room block is limited. Reservations will close, May 15, 2022, pending continued availability.


For travel purposes, the in-person conference with place-based learning will take place June 6-9, 2022 in Providence, Rhode Island at the Omni Providence Hotel. The T. F. Green International Airport is located about 10 miles from the Omni Providence Hotel. An Uber or Lyft from the airport to the Omni Providence Hotel will cost $25-$35 (depending on time of day, traffic, and other factors). Ubers and Lyfts can be booked from your mobile device on their respective mobile apps and have a designated Transportation Network Company (TNC) pick-up area on the outer arrivals roadway outside the Lower Level Arrivals/Baggage Claim area. Taxi's are located in Lot D directly in front of the airport terminal building.

Additionally, Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts is approximately 50 miles away and Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is approximately 80 miles away.

Call for Proposals

Submissions closed on February 21. 

The Call for Proposals is now closed and we thank everyone who submitted a proposal to share their work with the AALHE assessment community. Choose from six different session types including Dialogue, Panel, Research, and Lightning Sessions and Pre-Conference and Skill Development Workshops. Within these different sessions there are four session tracks to choose from: Communities of Data, Communities of Engagement, Communities of Inclusion, and Communities of Innovation. In alignment with the conference theme, proposal authors are encouraged to submit proposals as a community when possible (i.e. submissions with multiple presenters, presenters with different roles in assessment, or different types of institutions represented). For more information visit the Call for Proposals

Conference Keynote Speakers

The AALHE 2022 Conference will include two keynotes. Dr. Tia Brown McNair of American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) will speak on Monday, June 6 on Strengthening Communities of Assessment by Centering Equity and Racial Justice. Dr. Sonja Ardoin of Appalachian State University will speak on Wednesday, June 8 on Assessing Nuance: Including Voices of Student Populations that are Challenging to Quantify. For more information visit the Conference Keynote Speakers webpage.

Conference Program

A tentative conference schedule is listed on the Registration webpage. Additional details about the keynotes, educational sessions, and networking events will be posted on this page as they are available.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibitors and sponsors can choose to join us both in community in-person in Providence, Rhode Island and online, or online only. AALHE is your connection to an engaged community of 800+ assessment practitioners from higher education institutions across the nation and the world. Our 2022 conference is a hybrid event that gives you the opportunity to connect with assessment decision-makers both in-person and online. For more information about sponsoring AALHE 2022 review our Exhibitor and Sponsor Information.


Questions about the AALHE 2022 Conference? Contact [email protected].

Future Conferences

The AALHE Conference takes place Annually. Save the date for all our future conferences.

Past Conferences

Past Conference Program books are available for review.  Members may also access Conference Proceedings from past conferences.