Preparing for Middle States accreditation can feel overwhelming and stressful, but there are tips that can make it easier for you and make your campus more successful. Guest presenter Carol Vanzile-Tamsen, Associate Director of University Accreditation and Assessment at the University at Buffalo, will describe UB’s efforts to prepare for Middle States report submission. We will also share best practices for using Campus Labs tools, including the ComplianceAssist Accreditation module, to streamline the process and allow for collaboration amongst stakeholders. This webinar is designed for faculty and administrators that have campus responsibilities related to Middle States accreditation.
Carol VanZile-Tamsen is the Associate Director of University Accreditation and Assessment at University at Buffalo. In her current role, Dr. VanZile-Tamsen’s focus has been on coordinating efforts for a Middle States decennial review with the University’s self-study working teams, and assisting with the drafting of the University’s self-study narrative and documentation collection, while also facilitating the assessment activities of academic programs. Carol is an alumni of UB, and after completing her doctorate in Educational Psychology in 1996, she began her first professional position as an assistant professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at the State University of West Georgia. She taught classes for teachers and school counselors related to the application of educational psychology to classroom learning, tests and measurement, assessment and the effective use of data, and research and program evaluation. In addition, she actively coordinated departmental efforts related to NCATE, CACREP, and SACS accreditation. In 2001, after receiving tenure and being promoted to associate professor, she returned to UB to pursue her interests in data analysis. She worked as a statistician at the Research Institute on Addictions from 2001-2006. In 2006, she became a Research Analyst in the Office of Institutional Analysis (2006-2012).