ACTION PLANNING FOR SOCIALLY JUST ASSESSMENT
Facilitator: Dr. Gavin Henning, New England College
Description: Building capacity for implementing socially just assessment is a critical antecedent to the practice. But, to effectively use assessment to foster equity, it is helpful to have an action plan in place so that the work is intentional and focused. In this interactive workshop, participants will garner an understanding of the foundational concepts in socially just assessment, explore their own positionality, and develop a basic action plan for implementing socially just assessment in their program, office, or department.
About the facilitator: Gavin Henning is Professor of Higher Education at New England College in New Hampshire where he directs the Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Doctorate of Education programs. Gavin is immediate past president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and is a past president of ACPA – College Student Educators International. He has over 20 years’ experience in higher education assessment and institutional research and frequently consults and presents regionally, nationally, and internationally on the topic. His scholarship includes over 90 peer-reviewed presentations and over 90 invited presentations and keynotes regarding assessment. In addition, he has published articles and books on assessment including Student Affairs Assessment: Theory and Practice with Darby Roberts that serves as the foundational text for assessment courses in many higher education graduate programs. Gavin earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of New Hampshire.