The Value of Becoming an LTAC Speaker

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Southern Arkansas University

The value of becoming a Conference speaker and how sharing your story can lead to more opportunity.

In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Denise Moseley, Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Southern Arkansas University, submitted an abstract for the LiveText Assessment Conference. The title of her proposal was What a Journey: The Road to Systematically Assessing Academic Programs. Her proposal was accepted. Her session at the conference focused on how her institution worked toward building a campus-wide system to assess student learning outcomes within academic programs. During her presentation, she shared the following challenges and how they addressed them: 1) Some programs may not consider general education to be part of the curriculum past the sophomore year. 2) Some programs may not have aligned their program goals with the university student learning outcomes. 3) All programs may not have a systematic timeline for collecting and studying assessment data. Faced with these challenges, the University tackled a comprehensive review and revision of the assessment process.

By popular demand, Dr. Moseley shared a follow up of her institution’s story and progress in a LiveText-hosted assessment webinar the following year. With over 200 attendees, this webinar gave the institution even wider exposure – not to mention the tremendous value of hearing and using the feedback of those to whom she presented.

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