Best Practices in Assessment Group

The Best Practices in Assessment Group is a discussion group comprised of associate and assistant deans of academic and student affairs from each of the schools, school based program directors, and Accreditation and Assessment Unit members which regularly convenes to examine and share best practices in assessment.  The group met informally in 2016 and was formalized subsequent to the Middle States Site Team suggestion received in regards to Standard 7: Institutional Assessment.  The team suggested that UMB have the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs regularly address assessment during their monthly meetings or through the development of an assessment subcommittee to address and share assessment best practices and tools.

Meeting Agenda and Documents

October 17, 2017

February 6, 2018

April 9, 2018

  • Special Topic - Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application

October 16, 2018

December 4, 2018

April 10, 2019

February 4, 2020

April 21, 2020

June 16, 2020

October 6, 2020

December 15, 2020

February 9, 2021

April 6, 2021

June 8, 2021

September 7, 2021

October 5, 2021

November 2, 2021

December 7, 2021

January 4, 2022

February 1, 2022

April 5, 2022

May 3, 2022

June 7, 2022

November 1, 2022

December 6, 2022

January 10, 2023

February 7, 2023

March 7, 2023

April 4, 2023

May 2, 2023

June 6, 2023

August 1, 2023

September 5, 2023

October 3, 2023

November 7, 2023

December 5, 2023

 

Group Members

Patricia Alvarez, PhD

Chief Student Affairs Officer

Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

Office of the Provost

 

Christina Cestone, PhD

Executive Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Academic Affairs

Program Director and Associate Professor

Graduate School

 

Lynn Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director of Evaluation

School of Nursing

 

Shannan Dixon, MS CGC

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Director, Master's in Genetic Counseling Program

School of Medicine

 

Lorraine Doucette, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM

Assistant Professor and Director, MLS Program

Department of Medical and Research Technology

School of Medicine

 

Crystal Edwards, JD MA

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs

Francis King Carey School of Law

 

Erin Golembewski, PhD

Senior Associate Dean

Graduate School

 

Kelby B. Kaplan, PT, DPT, EdD

Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Constance N. Lacap, DO

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Assistant Dean for Assessment

School of Medicine

 

Lisa Lebovitz, JD

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs & Assessment

School of Pharmacy

 

Amanda Lehning, MSW PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor

School of Social Work

 

Flavius R. W. Lilly, PhD MA MPH

Vice Dean, Graduate School

Vice Provost, Academic and Student Affairs

 

Mark D. Macek, DDS DrPH

Professor, Dental Public Health

Assistant Dean for Curriculum Innovation and Scholarship

Director, Office of Instructional Evaluation

School of Dentistry

 

Joseph P. Martinez, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine

Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Experience

School of Medicine

 

Karen D. Matthews, DM, MPA

Director, Strategic Planning and Assessment

Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Planning and Assessment

 

Tricia D. O'Neill, JD

Assistant Vice President for Special Projects

Office of the Provost

 

Jenny Owens, ScD, MS

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Graduate School

 

Courtney Resnick, EdD

Director, Academic Administration

Office of the Provost and the Graduate School

 

Diane Marie M. St. George, PhD

Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Public Health

Program Director, Master of Public Health Program

Vice Chair, EPH Academic Programs 

 

Gregory C. Spengler, MPA

Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Accreditation Liaison Officer

Middle States Commission on Higher Education