The ALO Luncheon & Forum
The ALO Luncheon and Forum features ample networking opportunities for Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALOs), updates and discussions with WSCUC Staff about key initiatives, and keynote speaker Richard Arum on Engaging Faculty with Assessment.
Featured Speaker: Richard Arum, Professor and Dean, School of Education, University of California, Irvine
Engaging Faculty in Assessment
Richard Arum will reflect on successful strategies to engage faculty in the assessment of student learning. Dr. Arum is co-author of Improving Quality in American Higher Education: Learning Outcomes and Assessments for the 21st Century. Dr. Arum will share lessons learned from the Measuring College Learning (MCL) project that took an in depth look at learning and educational quality in the 21st Century. Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa are also the authors of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses. Dr. Arum became the Dean of Education at the University of California, Irvine on June 30, 2016.
Richard Arum is dean of the School of Education and professor of education and (by courtesy) sociology at the University of California, Irvine. He recently served as senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation from 2013-2015; and director of the Education Research Program at the Social Science Research Council from 2006-2013, where he oversaw the development of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, a research consortium designed to conduct ongoing evaluation of the New York City public schools. He is coauthor of Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions of College Graduates (University of Chicago Press, 2014) and Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press, 2011); as well as coeditor of Improving Quality in American Higher Education: Learning Outcomes and Assessment for the 21st Century (Jossey Bass, 2016) and Stratification in Higher Education: A Comparative Study (Stanford University Press, 2007), a comparative study on expansion, differentiation and access to higher education in fifteen countries. He received a Masters of Education in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.