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Announcing your 2015-2016 Assessment Fellows
We are excited to announce our new Assessment Fellows, elected by the Assessment Advisory Board which represents each discipline and school within Hunter. These Fellows will receive support for professional development activities and, in return, serve as mentors to other faculty and staff in the area of assessment. We are very excited to celebrate this new cohort of excellent faculty and staff, and look forward to hearing from them throughout the year!
Manashi Chatterjee, Chemistry

Manashi is looking forward to assessing the impact of formative assessment technique (Electronic Voting Systems such as I-CLICKER) during class teaching on student learning. She will compare I-CLICKER results with summative assessment data obtained from multiple choice tests (Scantron). She is also looking forwad to improving her own assessment strategies.

Jennifer DeGregorio, English

Through the assessment fellowship, Jen hopes to better assess her effectiveness as a teacher of writing; she wants to learn how to use assessment data to adjust and expand her pedagogy in ways that will improve student engagement and understanding of the concepts and principles of good writing.

Bryan Dowling, Psychology

Bryan is looking forward to working with, and learning from, the network of administrators and faculty he met last year as an Assessment Fellow. Last year, he had a great experience interacting with so many people excited about assessment. This year he wants to develop and improve his ability to convey that message to others.   

Kirsten Grant, Chemistry

Kirsten is looking forward to learning how to utilize assessment to increase her effectiveness as an instructor and to increase student learning in chemistry.

Stephanie Margolin, Library

Stephanie is hoping to work on building assessment-related partnerships between the library and other academic departments and what both parties can jointly learn from these.

Maria Nelson, Special Education

Maria is thrilled to collaborate with people in different fields to identify the development and application of cross-curricular aspects of assessment. Special educators, need to ensure the most appropriate supports are offered, and therefore that the assessments of the child's abilities are accurate and specific. Maria looks forward to exploring assessment in greater depth, and hopes she will then be able to assist other educators in designing learning outcomes that are accessible to all students.

Elizabeth Wall-O'Brien, Advising

Elizabeth is looking forward to working with and learning with colleagues who share her interest in assessment. She is also looking forward to sharing her learning with the rest of the Hunter College community.

Congratulations all of you! And thank you for your continuing committment to Hunter and its students. If you would like to learn more about the Assessment Fellows check out their bios on our website.

The Office of Assessment works with faculty and staff across the College to help them explore student learning and success in their courses, departments, programs, and offices.

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Assessment Cycle

Newsletter No. 9, January 2016