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Karen Kashmanian Oates

Deputy Division Director, Education and Human Resources Directorate

National Science Foundation

Karen Kashmanian Oates has joined Harrisburg University of Science and Technology as its first Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is a new university developed in an urban city in response to economic and educational needs of the region. The University is one of just a few secular not-for-profit universities which has been developed in the 21st century. As Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Oates is responsible for academic curriculum including hiring of all faculty and student affairs professionals. In her capacity she has begun institutional and classroom assessment as an ongoing integrative process.
Understanding the Why and How of Integrating Assessment into the Work of Institutional Change
Institutional transformation – leading change on campus requires a set of conditions intentionally constructed to support the change initiative. It also requires the specific attention of faculty. In this session we will look at how to create the conditions and environment which will foster new ways of thinking about assessment. Assessment for and by faculty is at the heart of institutional transformation. Data, evidence, and observable results created by the faculty are critical to the transformation process.
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