Unveiling the Blind Spot: Advocating for Data Innovation with Dr. David Eubanks

David Eubanks

We talk with Dr. David Eubanks, the assistant vice president at Furman University about the world of assessment, accreditation, and the pursuit of meaningful data in education. In his 20 year journey, David shares his realization that the standard accreditation formula for providing student learning assessment data was not working for him, leading to a realization it was not working for many others as well. He became a peer reviewer himself and embarked on a decade-long quest to find a solution that would bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Get ready for a thought-provoking episode advocating for new approaches to traditional methods and paving the way for innovation in assessment and accreditation.

Join us as we discuss the:

  • Complexities of assessment in education
  • Limitations of data analysis
  • Importance of engagement and holistic problem-solving


Read Dr. Eubank’s full bio below!

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Dr. David Eubanks


David Eubanks is a leader in learning assessment and institutional research, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He advocates for reforms to take advantage of modern data science methods so that the work can be more efficient and meaningful. He researches and publishes on novel assessment techniques, assessment of writing, reliability measures, and the reliability and validity of course grades as measures of learning. His professional blog is at highered.blogspot.com.

Podcast Info

Host: Dr. Amy Dykens, CEO, Weave

Guest: Dr. David Eubanks, Assistant Vice President, Furman University

Episode #: 16