Intersession Assessment Institutes


The University of Scranton's Office of Educational Assessment hosted the inagural Intersession Assessment Institute during the month of January 2014. The third annual Institute in January 2016 offered a series of workshops designed to provide guidance to faculty and others involved in student learning assessment.  Jointly sponsored by the Office of Educational assessment, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University's Education for Justice initiative, the theme of this year's Institute is "Excellence and Evaluation in Jesuit Education: Ignatian Discernment & Program Practice."  Click the event title or name of speaker below to access the content shared at the institute's workshops. Read more about the Institute in the February edition of RoyalNews:

Creating Assessment Tools in Real Time

Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 205 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Richard Walsh (OEA Assessment Analyst), Cyrus Olsen (Director, General Education Assessment), & Brian Snapp (CTLE)

Evidence-Based Program and Course Improvements
Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 205 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Presenters: Dr. Murli Rajan (KSOM), Dr. Bonnie Oldham (WML), Prof. Nick Truncale (CAS), Dr. Kevin Wilkerson (PCPS)

Connecting Assessment Planning with Data Management Processes
Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 205 - 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Brett Everhart, Special Assistant to the Provost for Assessment & Accreditation, Lock Haven University

Attention, Ignatian Pedagogy, and Practice - How the 5 key aspects of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm can be reimagined in light of documentary filmmaking.
Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 205 - 8:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Julia Haslett, London-born, Brooklyn-based filmmaker makes expressionistic documentaries about contemporary and historical subjects. She is particularly interested in questions of empathy, attention, and the complex dynamics of bearing witness, which are both complicated and transformed by digital technology. Her feature-length documentary, An Encounter with Simone Weil, premiered at IDFA, won Michael Moore's Special Founder's Prize at the Traverse City Film Festival, and was a New York Magazine Critic's Pick during its 2012 US theatrical run. 

The 2017 Institute Information can be found here:

Click the links below to access materials from last year's Institute:


Assessment: Checking the Temperature |Where We Are Now & Where We Need To Be

Assessment: Checking the Temperature, by Dr. Mary Jane K. DiMattio, Director, OEA

General Education as a Program, by Dr. Linda Ledford Miller, Faculty Assessment Fellow 

How Do My Student Learning Outcomes Contribute to Program Assessment?

Presented by Dr. Mary Goldschmidt, PhD, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence 

Indirect Measures of Student Learning

Presented by Valerie Taylor and Jordan Knicely, Office of Institutional Research

Understanding and Using Assessment Results to Improve Programs 

Presented by Dr. Jodi Levine Laufgraben, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, Assessment & Institutional Research at Temple University

Summary Reports from Prior Institutes

January 2014

January 2015

January 2016