Poster Session

Is your mission impossible?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Foster a culture of learning outcomes assessment at your institution and meet or exceed expectations set by Middle States. You have just a few years to accomplish this mission. Good luck, assessment officer! We will compare the Office of Educational Resources and Assessment at FDU to the IMF of the Mission Impossible TV series and films. The analogy is lighthearted but we make serious points about teamwork, preparation, flexibility, use of tools, and working with the community as keys to success. These keys apply to other areas of the university as well. We will show that our mission (and yours) is NOT impossible.

 

Catherine Kelley
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Sandra Selick
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Carrie Lynch
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dr. Catherine Kelley is Associate Provost for Educational Resources and Assessment at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Kelley’s responsibilities include managing the University’s assessment activities and overseeing the work of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, as well as the Center for Instructional Design. Dr. Kelley holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology (University of Waterloo), master’s degrees in gerontology (University of Waterloo) and social psychology (University of Maryland), and a B.A. in psychology (Johns Hopkins University). She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. Some areas of expertise include educational assessment, distance learning, and preparing faculty to teach online in the event of a disaster.

Dr. Sandra Selick is University Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. Dr. Selick holds a Ph.D. in Education, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science (double major). Dr. Selick’s responsibilities include helping to coordinate teaching excellence activities and learning outcomes assessment at the University. In addition to her work in the Office of Educational Resources and Assessment, Dr. Selick is an adjunct instructor in The Gildart Hasse School of Computer Sciences and Engineering.

Carrie Lynch is the Coordinator of Assessment Technology within the Office of Educational Resources and Assessment at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Media & Professional Communication, and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. The Coordinator of Assessment Technology assumes a key role in supporting the technology required to foster excellent student learning outcomes assessment across the University.  In addition to her administrative work, Carrie is an adjunct instructor teaching for the Management Information Systems department.