Closing the Assessment Loop: How to Leverage Assessment Results to Improve your Academic Program

Thursday, January 13, 2022
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM

Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

Presentation Delivery Mode: Hybrid


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Accountability for student learning in higher education has been a mandate for academic programs over the last decade. Programs have spent considerable time defining assessment measures and collecting results. However, sharing assessment information with program stakeholders and acting on assessment results is an area that is often overlooked. In this session, you will learn how assessment results can provide useful insights on student learning and how to ensure the people responsible for your program’s success are able to leverage the results for program improvement.


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La Trice Small
Assistant Director of Assessment
Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Analytics

La Trice Small has been spearheading assessment processes for academic programs since 2005. For twelve years, Small was responsible for managing the Assurance of Learning and accreditation standards for the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. While at the same time, she ensured the school's assessments were compliant with the accreditation standards of the Southern Association for Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSOC). In her current role, she oversees both degree program and general education assessment activities across the university. Small also chairs the university's Assessment Advisory Committee and helps faculty and staff in academic departments develop an institutional climate that assures and improves the quality of education for all UofSC students. She currently holds a Master's of Business Administration degree from St. Mary's University and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education Administration with a concentration in Higher Education at the University of South Carolina.