Utilizing past research and results from multiple national surveys, a group of professionals selected by the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) and Watermark explored the roles/positions of assessment practitioners, the assessment activities typically performed within these roles, practitioners’ perceptions about their work and the importance of assessment, and what they identified as their own professional development needs. In this interactive session we will discuss what professional development needs should be addressed if assessment is to fulfill its promise of using evidence to change institutions and practices with the aim of improving student learning.

Matthew Gulliford
Conna Bral
Midwestern State University
Patricia Gregg
Georgia State University
Jennifer Ann Morrow
University of Tennessee