2018 Conference Schedule

"Another great conference. Thank you for once again having the talent of making each individual feel special. The conference feels (from my participant's lens) absolutely effortless, even though I know that can't be true. I get the feeling that you bring all of your authentic self to these conferences and I have more fun because of that. Thank you."
- Rebecca Dueben
Assessment Specialist, Washington State University

AALHE 2018 Online Program is now available

Check out the program and make sure to:

• Create your profile
• Customize your schedule
• Add sessions to My Sched
• Include networking dinners, outings and events
• Reserve your spot for
• Customize your scheduleTuesday evening networking dinners
• Complimentary morning yoga sessions
• Network with other attendees
• Download the app to your phone
• Take your event schedule on the go and use it during the conference

Download the printable (PDF) AALHE 2018 Program Booklet

Download the printable (PDF) AALHE 2018 Simple Program Booklet

Schedule at a Glance

June 4, Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM - pre-conference workshops
June 4, Monday 5:00 PM - conference begins with plenary followed by networking reception
June 5, Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:15 PM - conference sessions followed by networking dinners
June 6, Wednesday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - conference sessions followed by excursions
June 7 Thursday, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM - conference sessions

*Subject to change
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Breakfast on your own 7:00 – 7:30 AM
Complimentary Yoga session
7:00 – 7:30 AM
Complimentary Yoga session
7:00 – 7:30 AM
Complimentary Yoga session
9:00 – 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-registration or on-site registration required

$60 half day or $120 full day
8:00 – 9:00 AM 8:00 – 9:00 AM 8:00 – 8:50 AM
Conference Kick-off with continental breakfast Concurrent Sessions AALHE Annual Business Meeting
9:15 – 11:30 AM 9:00 – 11:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions Concurrent Sessions
9:15 - 10:15 AM
Plenary with keynote by Deb Helsing
10:30 – 11:30 AM 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions Conference Wrap-Up Event
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunch on your own
11:30 - 1:00 PM 11:45 - 1:15 PM 12:00 PM
Lunch on your own Lunch on your own Conference End
1:00 – 5:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-registration or on-site registration required

$60 half day or $120 full day
1:30 – 3:00 PM 1:15 – 4:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions
3:00 – 4:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
Poster Session 4:00 – 5:30 PM
2:00 – 5:00 PM

United Way Kit Building Event
4:30 – 5:30 PM Resource Fair*
(cash bar)
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 - 6:20 PM

Conference Opening Plenary with keynote by Allison Kadlec

6:20 – 8:00 PM

Conference Welcome Reception (refreshments provided/cash bar)
6:00 – 8:00 PM 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Networking Dinners
(at own expense)
Networking Excursions
(at own expense)

Keynote Addresses

Alison KadlecLeading Change in Uncertain Times: The Role of Assessment & The Future of Learning by Alison Kadlec

Guided pathways, competency-based education, alternative credentialing systems, and other large-scale initiatives across the country aim for increased student success through structural changes. But how are we defining success? Where do social justice, economic development, and the public good fit? Drawing on 15 years of experience working with large-scale change initiatives, Alison Kadlec will connect the dots between the leading higher education reform efforts nationally and the critical role played by assessment professionals within institutions, systems and states.

The Immunity To Change by Deborah Helsing

Deb Helsing Why is change so difficult, even when we are genuinely committed to it? How can we do a better job closing the gap between what we intend and what we are actually able to bring about? Desire and motivation aren't enough: even when it's literally a matter of life or death, the ability to change remains maddeningly elusive. In this talk, Deborah Helsing will show how our individual beliefs–along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations–combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. When the status quo is so potent, how can we change ourselves and our organizations? Deborah will use examples from higher education to illustrate and encourage.