Wayne State faculty and staff showcase

Congratulations to our colleagues for their scholarly presentations and publications on program assessment:
  • In October 2020, our Pharmacy division will make a strong showing with three presentations at the IUPUI Assessment Institute, the longest-running and largest outcomes assessment conference in the US:
    • Drs. Minakshi Lahiri and Justine Gortney present Seeing through a Student-Pharmacist Lens: Longitudinal Student Focus Groups to Evaluate a New Curriculum Implementation
    • Drs. Minakshi Lahiri and Pramodini Kale-Pradhan present Assessing the Impact of Utilizing Multiple Active-Learning Strategies Longitudinally Across Three Years: Learner Perspectives and Performance from a Pharmacotherapy Course
    • Drs. Minakshi Lahiri, Linda Jaber,and Dana El-Masri present Assessment of Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Collaborative Learning Utilizing a Concept-Mapping Project within a Pharmacotherapy Course in Doctor-of-Pharmacy Curriculum
  • In October 2019, Wayne State was well represented at the IUPUI Assessment Institute:
    • Dr. Justine Gortney presented Development and Implementation of a Capstone Course with OSCEs Prior to Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences in a Pharm.D. Program
    • Dr. Cathy Barrette and Neva Nahan presented Making Assessment Plan Reviews Less Threatening and More Useful
    • Drs. Elizabeth Corah-Hopkins and Asli Özgün-Koca presented Designing a Systematic, Comprehensive, and Sustainable Assessment System
    • Drs. Cathy Barrette and Jeff Pruchnic presented Engaging Faculty, Staff and Students in Developing Gen Ed Assessment on behalf of a larger team including Drs. Stefanie Baier, Jennifer Wareham, Laura Woodward, and Kelly Young
    • Dr. Justine Gortney presented Across the Curricular Divide: Three Assessment Approaches to Students' Personal and Professional Development with Dr. Jill Augustine, Mercer University College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Jason Brunner, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
  • In February 2019, the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) published Dr. Stefanie Baier's article, Assessing learning communities based on program outcomes and the eight characteristics of high-impact practices, an invited piece based on her 2018 presentation at the IUPUI Assessment Institute.
  • In October 2018, WSU faculty and staff gave four presentations at the IUPUI Assessment Institute:
    • Dr. Stefanie Baier presented Assessing Learning Communities Based on the Eight Key Elements of High-Impact Practices 
    • Dr. Stefanie Baier, Dr. Cathy Barrette, Amy Cooper, Mark Evely, and Heather Sandlin presented Taking the Pain Out of A**essment
    • Dr. Justine S. Gortney, Dr. Jason Booza, Dr. Minakshi Lahiri, and Robert Reaves presented Drugs and Docs: A Tale of Two Professional Programs' Assessment of Students' Personal and Professional Development
    • Drs. Minakshi Lahiri and Justine Gortney presented Assessing Perspectives of PharmD Students' Learning Experience of a Renewed-Curriculum Implementation Logitudinally Using Student Focus Groups
  • Dr. Jeff Pruchnic, Chris Susak, Dr. Jared Grogan, Sarah Primeau, Joe Torok, Dr. Thomas Trimble, Dr. Tanina Foster, and Dr. Ellen Barton (Department of English; Karmanos Cancer Institute) published Slouching Toward Sustainability: Mixed Methods in the Direct Assessment of Student Writing in The Journal of Writing Assessment in 2018.
  • Drs. Cathy Barrette, Brian Crabtree, Sara Maher, Wendy Matthews and Prof. Judith Moldenhauer presented What Assessment Leaders Do: From Peers to the Provost's Office at the 2017 IUPUI Assessment Institute.
  • Dr. Cathy Barrette (Director of Assessment; Associate Professor, Spanish) co-presented Conceptualizing Cultural Literacy through Program Assessment with Dr. Kate Paesani (Director, Center for Advanced Research in Language Acquisition, a National Foreign Language Resource Center) at the American Association of Applied Linguistics in Portland, OR in March 2017.
  • Dr. Kate Paesani (Associate Professor, French) published Redesigning and Introductory Language Program: A Backward Design Approach in L2 Journal in 2017.
  • Dr. Wendy Matthews (Assistant Professor, Music) presented Using Assessment to Improve Teaching and Learning in All Music Classrooms at the International Society of Music Education in Glasgow, Scotland in July 2016.
  • Dr. Jazlin Ebenezer (Professor, Education) has published numerous studies, including the NSF-funded Engaging Students in Environmental Research Projects: Perceptions of Fluency with Innovative Technologies and Levels of Scientific Inquiry Abilities in 2011 in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching and Effects of an Intellectually Caring Model on Urban African American Alternative High School Students' Conceptual Change and Achievement in 2013 in Chemistry Education Research and Practice.
  • Dr. Jenny Lewis (Assistant Professor, Education) published two studies on program assessment in mathematics: Measuring the Mathematical Quality of Instruction in 2011 in the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education and Assessing Teachers' Mathematics Knowledge: What Knowledge Matters and What Evidence Counts? in the 2007 Handbook for Research on Mathematics Education.
  • Dr. Justine Gortney (Director of Assessment,Pharmacy) gave multiple program assessment-related presentations in 2014: The Utilization and Implementation of the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) in Doctor of Pharmacy Curriculums at U.S. Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy; and Is the PCOA Useful to Evaluate Coursework? A State College's Perspective at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting.
  • Dr. Justine Gortney  (Director of Assessment,Pharmacy), Dr. Christopher Giuliano  (Assistant Professor, Pharmacy) , Dr. Richard Slaughter (Associate Dean, Pharmacy)and Dr. Francine Salinitri (Assistant Professor, Pharmacy) presented Relationship between PCOA performance and course performance at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting in 2014.
  • Dr. Doreen Head (Interim Chair of the Department of Health Care Sciences) and Dr. Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller (Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy) presented NBCOT Pass Rate Strategies at an Urban University at the Occupational Therapy Education Summit.
  • Gayle Reynolds (WSU Director of the Student Service Center) presented Using CRM Data to Align Customer Service with Strategic Goals at the Annual Strategic Enrollment Management Conference.
  • Dr. Kate Paesani (Associate Professor of French) and her co-author wrote a chapter on assessment titled Reconsidering goals, objectives, and assessments from a multiliteracies perspective in their 2015 book: K. Paesani, H. W. Allen, & B. Dupuy, A multiliteracies framework for collegiate foreign language teaching (pp. 49-73). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.