Events

Learning Improvement Summit

The Learning Improvement Summit brings together some of the top assessment practitioners, educational developers, educators, and scholars to develop and expand the promotion of student learning improvement. We investigate ways to connect assessment, teaching, and learning. Why? Because high-quality learning and adaptable skills are needed for today's citizens and should be the goal of higher education.

2022 Summit

The 5th Learning Improvement Summit will be held online on May 6, 7, and 9, 2022. This year’s Summit is seminar style. We anticipate significant engagement and exchanges about the use of learning improvement and envision this as an ideal time to involve colleagues who are new to the ideas that we have been advancing. Participants will discuss three articles and use them as springboards to new and exciting ideas about learning improvement and learning assessment. Articles for the seminar-style discussions: 

  • Closing the assessment loop by Banta & Blaich (2011, in Change: The magazine of higher learning)

  • Refining an approach to assessment for learning improvement by Stitt-Bergh, Kinzie, & Fulcher (2018, in Research & Practice in Assessment)

  • Lots of assessment, little improvement? How to fix a broken system by Fulcher & Prendergast (2019, in Trends in assessment: Ideas, opportunities, and issues in higher education).

Summit hosts:

  • 2022: Online

  • 2021: Online

  • 2020: cancelled

  • 2019: Assessment and Curriculum Support Center, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

  • 2018: Academic Assessment and the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Auburn University

  • 2017: Center for Research and Assessment Studies, James Madison University, and Center of Inquiry, Wabash College

2021 Participants

Gianina Baker, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Scott Benson, Washington State University

Katie Boyd, Auburn University

Mitchel Cottenoir, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jodi Fisler, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Keston Fulcher, James Madison University

Kathleen Gorski, Waubonsee Community College

Errin Heyman, Reach University [planning committee, unable to attend]

Yao Hill, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Jill Kern, Brown University

Jillian Kinzie, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research

Kelsey Kirland, Old Dominion University

Jason Lyons, Christopher Newport University

Julie Morrison, Glendale Community Coll./Maricopa Community Coll.

Christine Robinson, Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte

Monica Stitt-Bergh, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Dan Stroud, West Texas A&M

Linda Townsend, Longwood University

Pamela Tracy, Longwood University

Felix Wao, University of Oklahoma

Anne Weiss, Purdue University [not pictured]

Photo of 2021 participants

2019 Participants

Scott Benson, Washington State University

Charles Blaich, Wabash College

Diane Boyd, Furman University [not pictured]

Chris Coleman, University of Alabama

Cynthia Crimmins, York College of Pennsylvania

Keston Fulcher, James Madison University

Megan Good, Auburn University

Kathleen Gorski, Waubonsee Community College

Yao Hill, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Mays Imad, Pima Community College

Cara Meixner, James Madison University

Michael Reder, Connecticut College

Monica Stitt-Bergh, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Kathy Wise, Wabash College