Linda Suskie

 Assessment & Accreditation 
Consultant

Why is This so Hard?

Friday, September 22 at 12:45 pm in Ballroom B

Assessment in any setting can be a challenge, but assessing student learning in general education curricula can be especially tough. Why is it especially hard to plan and conduct assessments of general education learning outcomes, and how can we overcome those challenges? Linda will share some thoughts from the forthcoming third edition of her book Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide, and she will invite audience members to share their ideas and reactions.

Everything I Thought I Knew About Rubrics Was Wrong

Friday, September 22 at 2:15 pm   (2-hour workshop)

Rubrics can be a wonderful took to assess many of the thinking skills and competencies we try to develop in general education curricula—but only if they’re crafted in ways that lead to meaningful, useful results. Learn about the steps to creating a truly great rubric, and practice some of the steps with your colleagues.


After seven years as a Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (an accreditor of colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States), Linda now works with colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. With 40 years of experience in higher education administration, Linda understands how colleges work. Prior positions include serving as Director of the American Association for Higher Education's Assessment Forum, Associate Vice President for Assessment & Institutional Research at Towson University, Assistant to the President for Planning at Millersville University, and Director of Institutional Research at the State University of New York College at Oswego. She has hands-on experience in assessment, institutional research, strategic planning, and quality.







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