New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference


Conference Theme:  Building Sustainable and Equitable Assessment Processes

February 22 and 23, 2018 at the Hotel Albuquerque

Keynote Speaker and Pre-Conference Workshop Facilitator — Natasha Jankowski

Dr. Natasha Jankowski is Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and research assistant professor with the department of education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is co-author, along with her NILOA colleagues, of the book Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education, and has an upcoming book with David Marshall titled, Degrees That Matter: Moving Higher Education to a Learning Systems Paradigm. Her main research interests include assessment, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based storytelling. She holds a PhD in higher education from the University of Illinois, an MA in higher education administration from Kent State University and worked with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership studying community colleges and public policy.

Keynote: Equitable Assessment Processes: Unpacking Implicit Design

This keynote provides an overview of the integrated and connected nature of student learning and completion initiatives. Beginning with an exploration of three schools of thought on how to approach and engage with assessment, conference participants will learn about the relationship between equity and assessment, sustainable assessment practices, and how together they impact retention and graduation. Providing a holistic view of student learning, the role of learning outcomes assessment will be placed squarely in the center of a developing learning system.


Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop Information

Poster Session Information


New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference