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The 3rd Annual Higher Education Assessment Conference sponsored by New England College

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14-15, 2019

Simon Center Great Room
98 Bridge Street

New England College
Henniker, NH 03242

NEC Concord
62 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

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If you work in higher education and are committed to student success and program improvement, this event is for you!

The conference is a gathering of faculty, staff, and administrators from across the New England region to develop capacity to assess student learning and success as well as effectiveness of programs and services. Taking place at the New England College campus in Henniker, NH, the 2019 event will take place May 14-15. Tuesday, May 14 will include pre-convention workshops an evening keynote. Wednesday, May 15 will be filled with concurrent sessions and multiple opportunities to apply what you learn. Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) will be the conference keynote.

There will be nearly 40 individual sessions covering three tracks.

• Student Learning Assessment
• Program Assessment
• General Assessment

The Call for Programs is also open. The conference committee is seeking conference sessions and posters regarding assessment in higher education including assessing online teaching, assessing student learning in and out of the classroom, program effectiveness assessment, and more. Program proposals are due March 1, 2019.

If you would like to submit a proposal for a program session click here.

If you would like to submit a proposal for a poster session click here.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Registration for Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
½ day Pre-Conference Workshops
12:00-1:00 p.m.
1:00-4:00 p.m.
½ day Pre-Conference Workshops
5:00-5:45 p.m.
Networking and Cocktails (NEC Concord)
5:45-6:30 p.m.
Keynote Speaker and Reception (NEC Concord)
6:30 p.m.
No Host Dinners (Concord, NH)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

7:30-8:30 a.m.
Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:40 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:40-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker (Dr. Natasha Jankowski)
9:45-10:30 a.m.
Session Slot 1
10:45-11:30 a.m.
Session Slot 2
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Lunch Group A
12:15-1:00 p.m.
Lunch Group B
1:15-2:00 p.m.
Session Slot 3
1:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
2:15-3:00 p.m.
Session Slot 4 (Follow-up Sessions to Slot 2a Sessions)

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Director and Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has presented at numerous national conferences and institutional events, and written various reports for NILOA. Her main research interests include assessment and evaluation, organizational evidence use, and evidence-based storytelling. She holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Illinois, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University, and a B.A. in philosophy from Illinois State University. She previously worked for GEAR UP Learning Centers at Western Michigan University and worked with the Office of Community College Research and Leadership studying community colleges and public policy.


Overnight accommodations can be reserved by contacting the Best Western in Concord, NH, at 603.228.4300. Mention the conference and New England College for a 20% discount on the room rate. Participants can also get a room rate of $96 per night (plus tax) at the Hampton Inn in Bow, NH, by calling 603.224.5322.


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

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