Leading Assessment Training for Your Campus

  Often part of leading assessment on campus requires training faculty and staff. While many of us have been instructors, we may not have led any kind of professional development or training for our colleagues. It can feel intimidating, but we have several tips to make sure your events are successful. Training Basics Just like […]


Tips for Writing Targets

  A lot of time is devoted to writing student learning outcomes, which makes sense. These guide the rest of the assessment process and most directly tie to curriculum and programs. But what about writing targets? Without a well-written achievement target, we will not have reliable information on if those outcomes are being met. While […]


Why Grades Are Not Assessment

  For as long as we have been assessing, faculty have asked “I spend a lot of time and effort grading – why can’t I use those?” The answer is actually quite nuanced, and makes a lot of sense once we discuss it. In truth, often the exact same assignments might be used for both […]

Vince Erario

ALOs and IE Leaders: Partners in Accreditation

Always called to a life of helping others, Dr. Vince Erario, Director of Institutional Effectiveness Planning and Research at Life University, found himself as an “accidental academic.” Kicking off his career with nearly three decades of service as a chiropractor, Vince ventured into politics, quality assurance, and clinical work. Dr. Erario joined us to discuss […]