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Collaborations & Partnerships

  • Chair: Shannon Milligan

The Collaborations & Partnerships explores how AALHE and other professional organizations in functional areas related to assessment can foster mutually beneficial collaborations.


  • Chair: Andre Foisy
  • Vice-Chair: Moreen Carvan

The Conference Committee plans and carries out the annual Association conference.

Professional Development

  • Chair: Monica Stitt-Bergh

The Professional Development Committee coordinates and develops events other than the annual conference for professional development and the advancement of knowledge. It includes the following sub-committees:

  • Assessment Certification Subcommittee: Exploring the development of an AALHE-sponsored assessment certification framework that will leverage existing resources and fulfill currently unmet needs.
  • Topical Interest Groups (TIGs) Subcommittee: Organizing, publicizing, and facilitating small group conversations with the intention of seeing those discussions develop into tangible projects.
  • Webinar Subcommittee: Identifying current topics, recruiting and preparing webinar presenters, and hosting discussions that promote professional growth for our membership and beyond.

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Jane Marie Souza

The Executive Committee consists of the President-Elect, the current President, and the Past President/Treasurer. Its responsibilities include assuring the continued and effective operation of standing committees; monitoring progress towards the strategic objectives and making recommendations to the board to assure progress; planning the agenda for board meetings; regularly consulting with the President on operational decisions and carrying out executive functions as designated by the President; and planning and overseeing regular communications with membership.


  • Chair: Josie Welsh

The Finance Committee reviews financial and budget documents; makes policy recommendations regarding financial and budget policies; considers the needs of the Association regarding growth and stability and makes policy recommendations on the structure and activities of the Association.


  • Chair: Joan Hawthorne

The Infrastructure Committee ensures viability of the organization by managing the website, Board nominations and elections, and branding.

Knowledge Development (task force)

  • Chair: Terri Flateby


  • Chair: Kathleen Gorski

The Publications Committee coordinates and develops publications on student learning assessment for professional development and the advancement of knowledge.

Recruitment & Retention

  • Chair: Tara Rose

Recruitment & Retention analyzes membership data, recruits & retains members. The committee makes recommendations of the conditions under which membership is established and renewed. This committee also manages Member volunteers and directs the annual survey of members.


  • Chair: Leah Parsons Simpson

The Communications Committee coordinates and disseminates information through engagement in social networking. This includes promoting events and opportunities through social media and other outlets.

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Suite B #307
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 

Phone: 859-388-0855