Educational Programming

NWCCU Webinars: Supporting Faculty-Led Assessment

January 28th, 2019, 12pm (Pacific)

Sophia Sansone

Sophia Sansone, Accreditation and Assessment Manager, University Planning, Seattle University

NWCCU Standard 4.A.3 states “faculty with teaching responsibilities are responsible for evaluating student achievement of clearly identified learning outcomes”. That said, it is often staff members and non-faculty administrators connected with institutional accreditation who are charged with assuring the assessment of student learning is occurring. This webinar will explore several approaches to supporting faculty-led assessment, including:
• acting as a steward of assessment processes
• creating regular spaces for peer-to-peer conversations
• supporting the mapping of discipline level assessment processes to university level processes
• facilitating peer review of assessment practices

Sophia Sansone serves as the Accreditation and Assessment Manager at Seattle University. Prior to working with NWCCU Standards, she worked to implement a strategic initiative at University of Massachussetts-Boston in response to a recommendation issued by New England Associate of Schools and Colleges. She is currently supporting the strategic planning process at SeattleU, which involves designing, administering, and reporting on assessment tools for campus leadership.