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Leave No Outcome Behind: Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Workshop by Dr. Susan Hatfield
Director of Assessment and Accreditation, Winona State University
Friday, March 20, 2009 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sky Room, Holmes Student Center

While creating a Campus Culture of Assessment, the emphasis of assessment should be on how data can be used to improve student learning. This interactive session will examine the differences between assessment initiatives and learning initiatives and discuss how a shift can be facilitated from a culture of teaching to a culture of learning.

Dr. Susan Hatfield
Susan Hatfield
Susan Rickey Hatfield has taught at Winona State University since 1981 in the Communication Studies department and served for nine years as chairperson of that department. In 1997, Dr. Hatfield became the coordinator of assessment at Winona State. As Assessment Coordinator, Dr. Hatfield has worked with numerous departments on developing and implementing plans to assess student learning at the program level. She has also worked with programs as they prepare their professional accreditation portfolios for organizations such as ABET, AACSB, CSWE, and NCATE. She has also been involved in three of her university’s Higher Learning Commission self studies. In 1999, Dr. Hatfield was the author of a $1.367 million dollar grant which was funded by the United States Department of Education under its Title III: Strengthening Institutions program. Over the past ten years, Dr. Hatfield has been invited to present workshops at numerous regional, national, and international conferences on issues related to accreditation and assessment and promotion of student learning. Additionally, she has worked with over 100 two- year, four-year, and professional schools as they develop assessment plans, prepare for accreditation visits, and interpret assessment data. Dr. Hatfield is a peer–consultant for the Higher Learning Commission and has conducted training, facilitated strategy sessions, and participated in think tanks for the HLC. In 2001, Dr. Hatfield was named by the United States Secretary of the Navy to the Marine Corps University Board of Visitors, a seat she still holds. The tentative schedule for the workshop is as follows:


09:30 AM - Check-in and refreshments
10:00 AM - Leave No Outcome Behind: Teaching, Learning and Assessment
11:30 PM - Questions & Answers Session
12:00 PM - Conclusion and Evaluation

Anyone engaged in assessment and accreditation activities will especially find this workshop very beneficial to understand accreditation issues at the regional levels, and discuss strategies for responding effectively to accreditation demands.

Registration Information:

The workshop is geared towards NIU administrators (deans, associate deans, chairs, program directors, assessment coordinators, etc.) but faculty and staff interested in accreditation and assessment issues are welcome to attend. Registered participants will receive workshop materials and refreshments. Advanced registration is required. You can register online by using the form below, or by phone (815) 753 0595, email:, or fax: (815) 753 2595. Include your name, title, department, phone, email, and special accommodations needed. Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging food and materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire workshop, if you register.

Registration deadline: March 13, 2009. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by March 17, 2009 so that those on the waiting list could be given the opportunity to attend the workshop or program costs could be reduced.

This program is sponsored by the Assessment Services and Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center.

Registration is closed for this program.

Last Updated: 06/07/2014