2024 Professional Development Series

AALHE is offering a series of four webinars around the theme of “More than Bricks and Mortar” in Spring 2024, each with a panel of assessment professionals answering important questions about the assessment landscape.

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FREE to AALHE members.
($20/webinar, $75 for the series of webinars for non-members)

If you have already registered for specific webinars and wish to add additional dates, please email [email protected].


More than Bricks and Mortar: Foundations
January 17, 2024, 2-3pm CT/3-4pm ET

Building an assessment system from scratch can be a daunting task.  Lean on the experience and wisdom of those who have gone before and faced this challenge.  Find out the key considerations when building a strong foundation of assessment in higher education.  What tools are at your disposal to help you plan and build a system and process that has equity built-in from the very beginning?  Join our panel of experts to hear their answers to this, and more.

Moderator: Rebecca Gibbons, Ph.D.


  • Megan Rodgers Good, Ph.D., Executive Director of CARS; James Madison University
  • Elizabeth Carney, Ph.D., Assessment Coordinator; Clackamas Community College
  • Julie Morrison, Ph.D., Director of the College Assessment & Review Team; Glendale Community College - AZ
  • Shannon Milligan, Ph.D., Director of Student Affairs Assessment, Evaluation, and Organizational Development; University of California - San Diego

More than Bricks and Mortar: Frameworks
January 31, 2024, 2-3pm CT/3-4pm ET

Assessment should not be driven by compliance with accreditation standards.  How can you ensure that assessment is done at your institution for the purposes of enhancing student learning without adding workload and stress to meet accreditation standards?  Imagine accreditation without an “assessment crisis”.  Join our panel of experienced assessment professionals for hints and tips to build a framework that is built beyond minimum “building code” so getting the “permit” is no sweat!

Moderator: Tim Melvin, Ed.D.


  • Glenn Philips, Ph.D., Senior Insights Consultant , Watermark
  • Tara Rose, Ph.D., Interim Associate Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness; Louisiana State University
  • Fiona Chrystall, Ph.D., Director of Curriculum Quality Assurance and Assessment; Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

More than Bricks and Mortar: Fireproofing
February 7, 2024, 2-3pm CT/3-4pm ET

Keeping an assessment system/process viable and vibrant in the long-term takes skill and possibly some troubleshooting.  What can you do to keep things working effectively, despite leadership and institutional changes?  How do you keep stakeholders engaged and continually striving for improvement?  Join our panel of assessment experts for hints and tips to keep things safe and operational as business as usual.

Moderator: Frederick Burrack, Ph.D.


  • Wendy Adams, Ph.D., Director of Academic Quality and Improvement; Ohio University
  • Joel Farrell, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Scott Tharp, Ph.D., Associate Director for Program Review and Assessment; University of Illinois - Chicago
  • Yao Hill, Ph.D., Assessment Specialist, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

More than Bricks and Mortar: Finishing Touches
February 21, 2024, 2-3pm CT/3-4pm ET

The story of assessment needs characters, a plot, and relationships.  How do you communicate the activities of your assessment system/process within your institution and with external audiences?  How can you connect assessment at the various levels and provide effective support to all stakeholders?  Where should the assessment field next focus to ensure our own continuous improvement?  Join our panel of assessment experts as they share experiences and provide suggestions for how to integrate assessment work into the everyday operations of a higher education institution.

Moderator: Fiona Chrystall, Ph.D.


  • Catherine Wehlburg, Ph.D., Interim President; Athens State University
  • Art Hernandez, Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education; University of the Incarnate Word
  • Bobbijo Grillo Pinnelli, Ed.D., Associate Dean; Walden University
  • Jennifer Billman, Ph.D., Assessment Coordinator; HACC Central Pennsylvania's Community College
  • Jessica Turos, Ph.D., Associate Director; Bowling Green State University