Wednesday, October 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. PT, 2:00 p.m. ET


Educators, administrators and policymakers are all clamoring for MORE student learning outcomes data, and most anticipate the need for data to skyrocket in the next five years. Yet, almost as quickly as the demand for data grows, institutions are feeling their staff resources get squeezed. Everyone covets the magic data that will provide evidence of learning and drive curriculum improvement, but the “Data Dilemma of the Future” means that institutions must not only collect the right data, but have efficient ways to manage the data and put it to use to close the feedback loop and drive continuous improvement efforts.

In this free, one-hour webinar, student learning assessment experts will provide practical strategies that higher education institutions can use to evaluate if they’re collecting the right data. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of various data types and provide best practices on how to efficiently link data collection with actionable plans on campus. Speakers will also provide some suggested processes and practices that higher education professionals can use to easily assemble their “data story” for administrators and other stakeholders. A representative from a public university will also join the panel to share how she turned student outcomes data into action at her own institution, with limited resources.

This webinar is sponsored by ETS and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by ETS.


Sheila Dove Jones, Ed.D., Assistant Vice President, Office of Planning and Assessment, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Sheila Dove Jones

Sheila Dove Jones works with a diverse group of administrators, faculty, staff, and students to meet the accreditation, assessment, and strategic planning needs of the university and provides oversight for the Bloomsburg University Testing Center. As a member of the Bloomsburg University community for 25 years, she has served as the director of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center, assistant dean of the College of Education, and professor in the Department of Exceptionality Programs.

Javarro Russell, Ph.D., Senior Research Assessment Advisor, Global Education division at ETS
Javarro Russell

Javarro Russell works in the Global Education division at ETS. In his previous role, he guided operational psychometrics for several high-stakes and low-stakes testing programs. His focus has been on assisting institutions and organizations with interpreting and using assessment results. He now works with colleges and universities to understand and implement assessment solutions in practice.

Brad C. Phillips, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC)
Brad C. Phillips
Brad Phillips leads the organization’s focus on improving educational practice and outcomes in schools, colleges and universities, including its facilitation of Tuning USA. Dr. Phillips has pioneered the collaborative collection and sharing of data across educational segments; the effective use of meaningful data; and its connection to faculty use and institutional change.


Mark Walston 

Mark has moderated numerous webinars for The Chronicle of Higher Education, collaborating with a broad range of clients including Blackboard, University of Phoenix, SunGard, Walden University, Pearson Learning Solutions, and SmartThinking, among others.

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