Sustainable assessment practices are supported by a culture of informed decision-making. Constructing a culture of assessment takes time and intentional efforts to support assessment. This session is facilitated by two Campus Labs member campuses who will discuss steps they have taken to create a culture of assessment, including encouraging collaborative assessment planning, developing assessment capacity and buy-in, sharing assessment results, and providing adequate resources.

Guest Presenters:

Jon Dooley, Ph.D., is the Senior Associate Dean of Student Development at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he also holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education, teaching in the College Student Personnel graduate program. He has oversight for a number of student involvement functional areas within the Office of Student Development and provides leadership for Student Affairs assessment initiatives, co-charing the Student Affairs Assessment Team and serving on the University Assessment Committee and Institutional Survey Steering Committee. He is a past chair of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) Board of Directors and is a frequent presenter at national student affairs conferences. He holds a B.A. in History from St. Norbert College, an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University. His research and administrative interests/experiences include leadership development, student activities, student organizations, student government, Greek life, service learning, diversity, and social justice.

Sharron L. Ronco, Ph.D., is Marquette University’s Assessment Director, assisting academic departments and co-curricular units in the assessment of student learning outcomes for program improvement. Before joining Marquette in August 2011, Dr. Ronco was Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis at Florida Atlantic University, overseeing the university’s data collection and reporting, surveys and analysis, accreditation, and assessment for institutional effectiveness. She also spent twenty years working in higher education in Texas; first as a Branch Chief in the Dallas regional office of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, and later as Director of Institutional Studies at the University of Texas El Paso. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Statistics from the University of North Texas. A native of Milwaukee, Dr. Ronco’s bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee prepared her for an earlier career in secondary school teaching and bilingual education. She is active as a presenter and program committee member in state, regional and national institutional research associations, and has publications addressing the use of statistical techniques for understanding student enrollment behaviors, and in assessment.

Stephanie Bushey serves as the Hofstra University’s Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment. Dr. Bushey has oversight responsibility for data collection and analysis, survey research and reporting, and statistical modeling. She also oversees administrative and academic assessment. Dr. Bushey has been with Hofstra since 1994, with a 2-year leave to work for a market research supplier. Prior to joining Hofstra, she worked in advertising and fund raising. She has her B.F.A. from Syracuse University, M.S. in Social Research from Hunter College, and Ph.D. in Applied Organizational Psychology from Hofstra. She is a member of the Association for Institutional Research, where she has served multiple terms as a peer reviewer and as a member of the US News Advisory Committee, the North East Association for Institutional Research, and has chaired the Long Island IR Association group.

Jayne Brownell, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Hofstra University, has worked in a broad range of areas across student affairs, including academic advising, residential life, and student activities. She currently oversees University Advisement, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Parent and Family Programs at Hofstra, and is responsible for coordinating strategic planning and assessment for all departments in Student Affairs. Jayne completed her Ed.D., Ed.M. and M.A. degrees in higher education/ student personnel administration at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

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