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Pittsburgh Town Hall and From Assessment to Planning (and Back) Workshop

April 7 at 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Town Halls allow the Commission to update members on topics ranging from changes at MSCHE to the political environment and/or the accreditation landscape that has the potential to impact the higher education community. This Town Hall will include opening remarks by President Elizabeth H. Sibolski and additional updates and dialogue with Commission staff. And as always, we look forward to hearing directly from our members.

8:00–9:00 am Presidents’ Breakfast and Round Table
Open only to the President or Provost – either may attend.
9:00–10:00 am Continental Breakfast for Town Hall Attendees Complimentary
10:00 am–Noon Town Hall Complimentary
1:30–4:30 pm From Assessment to Planning (and Back)
Demonstrating and Documenting the Use of Assessment Results
Through the lens of Standards V (Educational Effectiveness Assessment) and VI (Planning, Resources and Institutional Improvement), this workshop will present strategies for using assessment results for long-range planning and resource allocation. Additionally, the workshop will focus on the use of assessment results for the continuous improvement of academic and non-academic programs and units, and as a mechanism for spurring innovative initiatives.Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the MSCHE expectations for use of assessment results in Standards V and VI.Understand the role of assessment in planning and resource allocation.
  • Identify strategies for documenting use of assessment results.
  • Discuss strategies for determining whether assessment practices are producing meaningful data for planning and resource allocation.
Cost $125

Registration online is required (no phone or e-mail registrations accepted). Space is limited to a total of three representatives from each institution for the Town Hall and the workshop.

Click here to Register

Registration / Cancellation deadline: March 23, 2020. | Cancellation fee for the Workshop: $45.00.

Note: No lunch will be served between the Town Hall and the session. 

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations; MSCHE has not reserved a block of rooms. For information regarding hotel reservations at the The Westin Pittsburgh click here. (Participants who need to book a room for this event are advised to make their reservations early. The hotel has limited availability.)

Registration links are sent via email. If you do not receive the email or have any questions related to registration, please contact events@msche.org.

Workshop Presenters

Dr. Christy Faison Dr. Christy Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations

Dr. Christy L. Faison joined MSCHE as a Vice President in January 2012. She was elevated to Managing Vice President in July 2018 and most recently promoted to Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations in January 2019. She provides oversight for the Accreditation Services and Vice Presidents units. As Senior Vice President, Dr. Faison serves as a member of the MSCHE President’s Cabinet. Dr. Faison was previously employed by Rowan University (NJ) in a variety of roles, including Professor of Education, Assistant Dean of Education, Associate Dean of Education, Associate Provost, Interim Provost, and Special Assistant to the President.

Dr. Kushnood Haq Dr. Kushnood Haq, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Kushnood Haq joined  MSCHE as a Vice President in summer 2017. In this role, he serves as a liaison to member institutions, provides training to institutions and volunteers, and supports the accreditation decision-making work of the Commission. Dr. Haq came to MSCHE from Hilbert College in Hamburg, NY, where he was Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Chair of the Professional Studies Division.


April 7
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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