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The 4th Annual VIRTUAL Higher Education Assessment Conference sponsored by New England College

Assessment and Equity: Methods Matter

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

One Thousand Virtual Participants Attend New England College’s Fourth Annual Higher Education Assessment Conference

Recordings for keynote address and 22 sessions now available. Learn more.

Sponsorship Note

New England College has been able to offer this virtual Conference free of charge thanks to these generous event sponsors. Each logo links to their website, so please consider thanking them yourself.

Diamond Level Sponsor


Platinum Level Sponsor

campuslabs Data Driven Innovation

Silver Level Sponsor

National Student Clearinghouse

Bronze Sponsors

Campus Compact Eastern Region NECPA New England College Personnel Association       Stylus Publishing, LLC.

If you work in higher education and are committed to student success and program improvement, the VIRTUAL Higher Education Assessment Conference sponsored by New England College is for you! 

This year’s theme is Assessment and Equity: Methods Matter.

This FREE virtual conference open to faculty, staff, and administrators around the US and the world to develop capacity to assess student learning and success as well as effectiveness of programs and services. Taking place online May 12, 2020, the event will include a keynote talk along with 16 concurrent sessions spread across four time slots. Sessions will cover topics of equity and assessment, student learning assessment, program assessment, and general assessment. Registration is free thanks to the generous support of conference sponsors.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jillian Kinzie.

There will be 16 concurrent sessions focusing on the following topics:

  • Equity and Assessment
  • Student Learning Assessment
  • Program Assessment
  • General Assessment


Registration is free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. While the event is free, registration is required to receive session login details.


More detailed information will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

12:00–1:00 p.m. EDT, Welcome and Keynote Speaker
1:00–1:45 p.m. EDT, Session Slot 1
2:00–2:45 p.m. EDT, Session Slot 2
3:00–3:45 p.m. EDT, Session Slot 3
4:00–4:45 p.m. EDT, Session Slot 4

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jillian Kinzie

Dr. Jillian Kinzie is Associate Director of the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute. She conducts research and leads project activities on effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality, and serves as senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) project.

She is co-author of Assessment in Student Affairs (2016), Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Student Success in College (2005/2010), and One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice (2008/2014) and has published in many journals including the Journal of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Liberal Education and New Directions for Teaching and Learning. She is co-editor of New Directions in Higher Education and serves on the boards of the Washington Internship Institute, and the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. She received the Robert J. Menges Honored Presentation by the Professional Organizational Development (POD) Network in 2005 and 2011.

Jillian’s research interests include assessment of college and university quality, first year student development, teaching and learning in college, equity and student success in college, high-impact practices, learning outcomes assessment, and women in underrepresented fields.

Jillian earned her PhD from Indiana University in higher education with a minor in women’s studies. Prior to this, she served on the faculty of Indiana University and coordinated the master’s program in higher education and student affairs. She also worked in academic and student affairs at Miami University and Case.


If you have any questions about this event please contact:

Gavin Henning

Gavin Henning
Professor, Higher Education / Program Director, Doctorate of Education and MS in Higher Education Administration Programs