Join special guests and WSCUC staff for this opportunity to learn about practices, strategies, and approaches to assessing student learning at the next level. We will discuss how a culture of assessment is developed and how it can serve as a foundation for making decisions about assignments, using rubrics, closing the loop, calibrating student evidence, and reporting results. We will also address the critical connection of learning outcomes assessment to faculty development.

Su Swarat is currently the Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness at  California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), where she provides leadership and oversees operations for institutional and programmatic assessment, quality assurance, institutional research, and analytical and educational research. Prior to this position, Su served as the Director of Assessment and Educational Effectiveness at CSUF, working collaboratively with campus partners to establish an effective and sustainable campus-wide assessment process, and to facilitate a culture of assessment that supports teaching and learning. She also supports several Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) initiatives, and assessment related accreditation requirements. Before CSUF, Su served in similar capacities leading student learning assessment, program evaluation, and SoTL research (particularly in the STEM fields) at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Science and Northwestern University. Su received her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. She also holds a master's degree from Purdue University, and a bachelor's degree from Peking University, both in areas of Biology. A graduate of the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy, she actively pursues and regularly contributes to her research interest areas, which include assessment and evaluation, STEM education, student interest and motivation, and faculty development.

David Chase, Associate Vice President, Educational Programs.  Prior to joining WSCUC in 2017, David was responsible for leading Academic Affairs at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California, which included the planning, development, and evaluation the Conservatory's academic programs and serving as the Accreditation Liaison Officer. David also held the position of Senior Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of the Pacific, where he also served as the Assistant Dean of the Conservatory of Music and taught courses in the Music Management program and in the core seminars of Pacific’s General Education program. He earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Music degrees from Pacific’s Conservatory. David is a co-author of the book Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic, and has published and presented workshops on assessing student learning and on teaching, learning, and assessment in higher education arts disciplines. He is a graduate of the third class of WSCUC’s Assessment Leadership Academy.

Member Registration Type

Fee: Free

Use this type if you are from a WSCUC accredited institution, including candidates and those in eligibility

Non-Member Registration Type

Fee: $125

Use this type if you are a attending from a non-WSCUC instution, or if you are not associated with an institution.