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Barlow Assessment Consultant

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    • Patrick J. Barlow, PhD Assessment Consultant 1 W. J. Popham. (2008). Level 3 formative assessment In W. J. Popham, Transformative assessment . Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Measuring What We Treasure
    • Measuring What We Treasure
      • Assessment is a vehicle for collecting information, “measuring”, our impact on student learning, in essence our “treasure.”
      • Assessment allows us to understand if our intended impacts, our learning outcomes, are being realized.
      • By gauging how well we are doing, we identify
          • what to improve or revise
          • what to leave in place
    • General Philosophy of Assessment
      • Characteristics of Assessment Work I Promote:
        • Meaningful
        • Manageable
        • Shared Effort
        • Part of a Complete Cycle of Improvement
        • Reactive to Changing Needs
        • Intrinsically Motivated, Extrinsically Valued
    • Formative Experiences
      • Dubuque, IA– Loras College
        • BA Psychology, Minor Philosophy – Critical Thinking
        • Love of Music, Poetry – Creativity
      • Cedar Falls, IA – University of Northern Iowa
        • MA Psychology, Clinical Emphasis
        • Clinical Assessment, Psychometrics, Positive Psychology
      • Ames, IA – Iowa State University
        • PhD Psychology
        • Interest in Teaching, Wakonse Fellows “To Teach, To Inspire”, Psychometrics, Program Evaluation
    • Formative Experiences (cont.)
      • Erie, PA --Gannon University
        • FT Teaching, Learning Outcomes Committee Chair
        • Patience with, Resistance to, Collaboration on Assessment efforts
      • La Crosse, WI – Viterbo University
        • FT Teaching, Title III Grant Training on Active Learning/Assessment
        • Holistic Perspective on Students
      • Winona, MN – Saint Mary’s University
        • FT Assessment Role, Faculty Support Role
        • Institutional Perspective, Maintaining Momentum
    • Assessment Experience
      • Consultation with faculty, departments, deans, student affairs staff on assessment projects at all stages from design, implementation, analysis, and reporting.
      • Analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data
      • Coordination of , analysis of, and reporting on institution wide projects (Freshmen CIRP, NSSE, HERI Faculty Study, Leadership Survey [MSL])
      • Communication of results of projects in written reports, newsletters, and presentations to various campus constituencies.
    • Assessment Experience (cont.)
      • Development of workshops on assessment (e.g. Classroom Assessment Techniques, Introduction to Assessment, Alternate Assessment Techniques)
      • Coordination with assessment committees to form policies to support institutional progress (e.g. alignment of assessment and program reviews)
      • Affiliation with organizations/conferences supportive of assessment (AIR, AAC&U, IUPUI Assessment Institute, HLC Annual Meeting)
    • Thank you.
      • If you are interested in learning more about my work, please send me a message via LinkedIn. I will try to respond as soon as possible.