s02e05: A Conversation with Three Colleagues Representing the Learning Improvement Community

Leading Improvements in Higher Education with Stephen Hundley

Feb 14 2022 • 50 mins

In this episode, we spend time with three colleagues representing the Learning Improvement Community, a network of individuals in higher education reshaping learning outcomes assessment.  Our guests are Kathleen Gorski, Errin Heyman, and Pam Tracy.

Kathleen is Dean for Learning Outcomes, Curriculum, and Program Development at Waubonsee Community College.  Errin is Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Reach University.  Pam directs the Center for Faculty Enrichment at Longwood University, where she is also a Professor of Communication Studies.

This season of Leading Improvements in Higher Education is sponsored by the Center for Assessment and Research Studies at James Madison University; learn more at jmu.edu/assessment.

Episode recorded:  January 2022.  Host:  Stephen Hundley.  Producers:  Chad Beckner, Caleb Keith, and Shirley Yorger.  Original music:  Caleb Keith.  This award-winning podcast is a service of the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis; learn more at assessmentinstitute.iupui.edu.

Two specific resources mentioned in this episode are:

A Simple Model for Learning Improvement: Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED555526.pdf

A Guide to Writing Learning Improvement Stories with Your Faculty:  From Start to Finish
https://www.learning-improvement.org/story-guide