Assessment Day 2014

Friday, April 11
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
University Hall, Room 1040
Registration Form (Deadline:  March 27)

The morning session will include breakfast and recognition of Montclair State Assessment Liaisons. A workshop focused on Using Assessment Resultsin order to improve student learning will be presented by Dr. Jodi Levine Laufgraben, the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment & Institutional Research at Temple University.

The afternoon session “Designing Assessments in Canvas”, provided by the TTI Group of the IT Department, will be focused on how to build online assessment instruments, as well as demonstrating how to administer the Canvas Grade Center. (Refreshments will be served)


Dr. Jodi Levine LaufgrabenKeynote Speaker:  Dr. Jodi Levine Laufgraben

Dr. Jodi Levine Laufgraben is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Research at Temple University. She has twenty-four years of experience in higher education including: administration, accreditation management, teaching, faculty development, and program evaluation and assessment. She has advised and collaborated with senior leadership on academic program development, strategic planning and assessment.  In her current role she works with faculty, administration, internal governing bodies, external governing and accrediting bodies, and funding agencies. As the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Assessment and Institutional Research she manages program review and academic program approval for over 80 academic units and 17 schools and colleges, and accreditation activities for over 40 instances of specialized accreditation, including the University’s regular reporting to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Temple’s regional accrediting body.

Early in her career she coordinated several academic programs aimed at improving undergraduate teaching and learning: learning communities, first-year seminars, and the Freshman Summer Reading Project. Grant and national association experience includes: leading Temple’s participation in “Restructuring for Urban Student Success,” a multi-institution grant project that designed and implemented a programmatic self-study and peer review model to evaluate programs that support the success of students who attend urban colleges and universities and service on the National Advisory Board for the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She is currently serving on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Steering Committee on Standards Review and previously served as a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s Assessment Taskforce (2012) and Advisory Panel on Student Learning and Assessment (2002).

Dr. Laufgraben presents and writes on a variety of topics related to higher education and student success including: assessment of student learning, program evaluation, accreditation, learning communities, faculty development, collaborative learning, academic affairs/student affairs partnerships, academic advising, and student development.  As a part-time instructor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, she teaches graduate courses on planning, current issues in higher education, research design, classroom research, and administrative theory and practice.

For further information please contact Dr. Coté-Bonanno at bonannoj@mail.montclair.edu or Dr. Koroleva at korolevaai@mail.montclair.edu.