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Registration Information

Registration for this event is now closed.

For more information contact: Rebecca Leggett (, Director of Programs at North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

Featured Speaker

NCICU is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan Bosworth will be our keynote speaker.  Dr. Bosworth is the Associate Provost for Institutional Accreditation and Effectiveness at the College of William and Mary. She has been actively promoting assessment for over 25 years in various roles that include President of the Virginia Assessment Group, editorial board member for Research & Practice in Assessment, member of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia’s (SCHEV) task forces on assessment, and invited participant in the American Association of College & Universities LEAP States Summits. She also has chaired numerous SACSCOC committees and served on the SACSCOC Peer Review Advisory Board. Dr. Bosworth has presented at state, regional and national conferences and government agencies. She earned a B.A. and M.A. from William & Mary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Keynote Title:  “Assessment:  What’s your Story? Who’s Listening?”

Directions and Parking

Note: There was a change to parking for June 8th (conference day). The appropriate maps have been updated below.

June 7th (Pre-Conference Day)

Please find directions to campus here. Enter in the main gate, then tell the security officer you are here for the NCICU event and need to park behind Cottrell Hall. Here is a campus map with parking and building locations associated with this day’s event. Check-in will be in Cottrell Hall. Click here to open the June 7th Campus Map

June 8th (Conference Day)

Please find directions to campus here. Enter in the main gate, then tell the security officer you are here for the NCICU event and need to park beside the R. G. Wanek Center. Here is a campus map with parking and building locations associated with this day’s event. Morning check-in will be in the R. G. Wanek Center. If you arrive late, please check the schedule below to go to the appropriate building. Click here to open the June 8th Campus Map

Event Schedule & Resources

Click here for the list of presentations and available resources.

Pre-Conference ScheduleJune 7, 2017 
9:00 a.m.Morning Workshop Check-in with refreshmentsCottrell Hall
Morning Workshop
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Assessment 101: Foundation for Good Assessment Practice
Kimberly Fath (Elon University)
Cottrell Hall (Bauer Institute for Executive Education)
Lunch:Registration for lunch was conducted separately from the workshops.Cottrell Hall (Graves Collaboratorium)
1:00 p.m.Afternoon Workshop Check-inCottrell Hall
Afternoon Workshop
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Survey Design
Rob Springer (Elon University)
Cottrell Hall (Bauer Institute for Executive Education)

Conference ScheduleJune 8, 2017 
Please note that this schedule could be subject to change. You will receive a finalized schedule at the event.
8:30 a.m.Check-in and Continental BreakfastR. G. Wanek Center (Lower Level)
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.Welcome Remarks
Dr. A. Hope Williams, President, NCICU
Dr. Dennis Carroll, Provost, High Point University

R. G. Wanek Center Cinema (Lower Level)
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Opening Plenary
Assessment: What's Your Story? Who's Listening?

Dr. Susan Bosworth, Associate Provost, Office of Institutional Accreditation & Effectiveness with the College of William & Mary
R. G. Wanek Center Cinema (Lower Level)
10:25 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.Concurrent Sessions

Online Assessments in Higher Education – Preparedness for Learning in this Model

Rochelle R. Newton (Duke University)

State Longitudinal Database Update
A Hope Williams (NCICU)

An Analysis of 8 Years of Pre and Posttest Results and Challenge Exam Data: New Updates, Adjustments, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Assessment
Terry C. House (Methodist University)

The Perfect Storm: Writing our Program Assessment Story
Emily Turner and Chris Godwin (Campbell University)

Cottrell Hall (2nd Floor)
11:15 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.Concurrent Sessions

Strategic First-Year Assessment for Outreach and Retention
Beth Holder, Andrea Kennedy, Jay Lowrey and Bradley Taylor (High Point University)

Overlooked: Hidden Jewels in Your Library
Monika Rhue (Johnson C. Smith University)

The Assessment of Immersive Learning Experiences: A Framework and Lessons Learned from Duke’s QEP and the Winter Forum
Evan Widney (Duke University)
Cottrell Hall (2nd Floor)
12:10 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.Lunch
Remarks by A. Hope Williams, President, NCICU
R. G. Wanek Center Farmer's Market (Second Floor)
1:20 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions

When Student Learning Has Two Meanings: Developing Co-curricular Program Assessment Across Two Universities
Jacki Purtell, Emily Durham, and Elaine Madison (Duke University)

Using Direct & Indirect Assessment Measures to Explore the Impact of a Residential First-Year Experience
Ciji Ann Heiser and Hazael Andrew (UNC – Chapel Hill)

Lights, Camera, Action: Using Assessment Tools to tell an Oscar-Worthy Assessment Story
Laura Crist and Becky Mussat-Whitlow (Winston-Salem State University)
Cottrell Hall (2nd Floor)
2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.Concurrent Sessions

Taking a Critical Look at Holistic Admissions
Myrah R. Stockdale and W. Mark Moore (Campbell University)

Effective Practices to Assess Online Learning
Carolyn Blattner and Lori McClaren (William Peace University)

Expand Your Assessment Toolkit: Using Intermediate and Advanced Qualtrics Functions
Andrea Kennedy and Jay Lowrey (High Point University)
Cottrell Hall (2nd Floor)
3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.Concurrent Sessions

522,600 Minutes: How Do You Measure, Measure a Year? (In Assessment)
Carina Carpenter, Charlie Clausen, Jordan Hale, Steph Klein, Nicole Ponticorvo, and Shanci Robinson (Duke University)

Thoughtfulness: An Impassioned Plea for an Unmeasurable Outcome
Matthew Schneider (High Point University)

Institutional Effectiveness Manual: Making Assessment Accessible for Fatigued Faculty & Novice Staff
Brittany Hunt and Emily Zank (Louisburg College)
Cottrell Hall (2nd Floor)
3:40 p.m.Conference Ends

Overnight Accommodations

For those who would like overnight accommodations on June 6 and June 7, NCICU has arranged a group of rooms at a special rate at the Marriott Courtyard, 1000 Mall Loop Road, High Point, NC 27262.  To make reservations, please call the hotel at (800)321-2211 or (336)882-3600 and request the NCICU rate of $121 per night plus taxes.  The room block will be held until May 17 when any rooms not yet booked will be returned to inventory (but the rate will still be available).  The hotel’s website, including directions, is found at:

If you decide to stay in a different hotel, please find the list of recommended hotels here:

Contact Us

For questions, please contact Ms. Lisa Williams, Administrative Assistant to the Office of Research and Planning, at, or at (336) 841-9420.