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Adrianna Kezar, Professor for Higher Education, University of Southern California and co-director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. Dr. Kezar is a national expert of student success, equity and diversity, the changing faculty, change, governance and leadership in higher education. Kezar is well published with 18 books/monographs, over 100 journal articles, and over a hundred book chapters and reports. Recent books include: Envisioning the faculty of the 21st century (2016, Routledge), How Colleges Change (2013) (Routledge Press), Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership (Stanford Press, 2011) and Organizing for collaboration (Jossey Bass, 2009).
She is the project director for the Delphi Project on the changing faculty and student success and was just awarded a grant from the Teagle Foundation to reward institutions that better support faculty and create new faculty models, the very topic of her talk today.
Amelia Parnell is vice president for research and policy at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. She directs the Research and Policy Institute (RPI), which links research, policy, and effective student affairs practice in support of student success. Prior to her arrival at NASPA, Amelia was director of research initiatives at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), where she conducted two national studies related to future directions of the institutional research function. Her current research portfolio also includes studies on leadership attributes of college presidents and vice presidents, documenting and assessing co-curricular learning, and assessment and evaluation in student affairs.
Amelia is co-editor of the newly-released book, The Analytics Revolution. She is a member of the board of directors for IDEA and serves on advisory boards for several other higher education organizations. Amelia holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Florida State University and masters and bachelor’s degrees in business administration from Florida A&M University.
Practitioners new to assessment are encouraged to attend the AALHE conference. AALHE’s small sessions and networking opportunities provide them the opportunity to connect with leading thinkers in assessment.
The AALHE annual conference provides professional development for assessment practitioners in higher education and is one of the best resources for advanced assessment practitioners. AALHE is consistently heralded as the best opportunity for assessment networking. No matter their institution type – small, large, public, or private – attendees always leave the conference with many new assessment colleagues.The AALHE assessment conference
- Provides professional development opportunities for the advanced assessment practitioner;
- Provides professional development for those in the next generation of assessment professionals;
- Connects assessment professionals with others in the field; and
- Leads and advocates best practices in assessment.