Accomplishments: Office of Academic Assessment

December 9, 2019
Jenna Heath (Liberal Arts) and Kathryn Raffety (Life Sciences) recently received fall 2019 Academic Assessment Mini-Grants through the office of academic assessment. Health and the College of Liberal Arts received the award for “College of Liberal Arts Student Success Through Service Learning Pilot Project,” an ambitious, faculty-driven service-learning project that builds on an existing service-learning program fostering academic and professional development through community engagement, and...
September 23, 2019
Leeann Fields (Educational Compliance) has been elected to the advisory group for the national State Authorization Network under the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. The network is the nation’s leading organization that provides guidance and support for navigating regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of post-secondary institutions. Fields was elected by her peers from a field of 20 candidates from across the country. In her role, she will promote collaborations...
July 19, 2019
Celeste Calkins (Decision Support), Michelle Chavez (Academic Assessment), and Vicki Rosser (Educational Psychology and Higher Education) recently published a paper, “Preventing Extra Costs: The Impact of Faculty Satisfaction and Morale” in the International Journal of Educational Research. The paper examined the differences among morale, job satisfaction, worklife, and intent to leave one’s position, institution, or academe of full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty members. Utilizing the...
July 20, 2017
The Academic Assessment Website (Academic Assessment) has been selected by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) as the featured website for July. The NILOA featured website is a service intended to point others to promising practices in innovative and transparent online communication of student learning outcomes assessment. NILOA had the following to say about the UNLV's academic assessment website: "The office of academic assessment’s website, at the University of...
July 1, 2014
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment) and Jay Shen (Community Health Sciences) made a presentation at the Association for Assessment of Higher Learning Education's fourth annual Assessment Conference in Albuquerque in June. The presentation highlighted the value of bringing faculty, students, alumni, and employers together to discuss ways to improve assessment of student learning, and using the improvements to better prepare graduates for the work industry. In March, UNLV hosted an Assessment Summit...
April 1, 2014
Shawn Gerstenberger (Community Health Sciences) and Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment) participated in the first Masters of Public Health Quality Assessment Summit hosted by UNLV's School of Community Health Sciences. Faculty, graduate students, alumni, community members, and employers gathered to attend the half-day event on March 7, engaging in energetic discussion about ways to improve assessing graduate student learning, and linking those improvements to preparation for employment. The event...
November 1, 2013
Chris Heavey (Academic Affairs), Carl Reiber (Academic Affairs), and Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment) presented a poster of UNLV's general education and assessment program at the Association for General and Liberal Studies annual conference in Indianapolis in September. The poster depicted the levels of UNLV's vertically integrated general education program, how they are interwoven into the university undergraduate learning outcomes (UULOs), and how they can be assessed. UNLV's general education...
September 1, 2013
Dan Bubb and Lindsay Couzens (Academic Assessment) presented a poster at the annual LiveText Assessment Conference in Chicago in July. The poster shared strategies for developing comprehensive assessment programs, including the critical role faculty play in them. It also showcased the progress some UNLV programs have made in response to the workshops the office of academic assessment offered to faculty in 2012 and 2013.
August 1, 2013
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment), Gregory Schraw (Education), David James (Academic Programs), Barbara Brents (Sociology), Kyle Kaalberg (Teaching and Learning), Gwen Marchand (Educational Psychology), Penny Amy (Biology), and Ann Cammett (Law) recently published an article in Assessment Update, a publication that is widely read by assessment audiences both nationally and internationally. The article shows how formative assessment can positively impact end-of-course evaluations for instructors...
July 1, 2013
Kevin Kemner (Architecture), Jenifer Utz (Life Sciences), Louis Kavouras (Dance), Daniel Bubb (Academic Assessment), and Lindsay Couzens (Academic Assessment) recently made a presentation at the Association for the Assessment of Higher Learning Education's annual Assessment Conference in Lexington, Ky. The presentation demonstrated how a series of workshops on academic assessment conducted by Bubb and Couzens helped Kenner, Utz, Kavouras, and their colleagues further develop their approaches to...
July 27, 2012
Dan Bubb (Academic Assessment) has written a book, Landing In Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City, which became available in bookstores at the end of May. It was published by University of Nevada Press.