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SUNY General Education Assessment Conference

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albany, New York
November 13-14, 2003


At the Best Practices Conference, presenters from almost 30 SUNY campuses participated in either oral or poster presentation sessions during the two days. Many of these presentations are now available, and are listed below. As indicated, the presentations are either in PDF or PowerPoint (PPT) format. Presentations are listed in the order in which they appeared on the program, and by oral vs. poster presentation sessions.

Oral Presentations

"A Multi-Method Approach to the Assessment of Basic Communication (PPT)." Cheryl Drout, SUNY Fredonia.

"Establishing Roots: Key Ingredients for Involving Faculty and Creating a Culture of Assessment on Campus (PDF)." Ruth Andes, Genesee Community College.

"Computers Too? Developing an Information Management Assessment Instrument in an Information Literacy-Rich Environment (PPT)." Carla Hendrix and Debra Kimok, SUNY Plattsburgh.

"Facilitating Assessment Through Faculty Ownership (PPT)." Frances Dearing, Wanda Willard and Susan Belair, Monroe Community College.

"Freshmen Orientation Meets Information Management (PPT)." Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, SUNY Fredonia.

"Engaging Faculty in Assessment Through Interdisciplinary Dialogue (PDF)." Hedva Lewittes, SUNY Old Westbury. [Two hand-outs, A (PDF) and B (PDF) are also available from this session.]

"Webwrite: A SUNY Collaborative to Assess and Improve Writing (PDF)." Tina Good, Suffolk Community College.

"Using Local Best Practices to Encourage Development of a Campus-Wide Culture of Assessment and a General Education Assessment (PPT)." Joan Miyazaki, William F. Collins, III, Janice A. Grackin, and Manuel London, University at Stony Brook.

"Assessing a General Education Program through a 'Capstone' Course (PDF)." Patricia Higgins and James Armstrong, SUNY Plattsburgh.

"Embedding Written Communication Assessment in a College Writing Course (PDF)." Bill Baskin, SUNY Purchase.

"Evolution from Assessment Aversion to Assessment Acceptance: One Community College's Story (PPT)." Lorna E. Forster, Clinton Community College.

"Creating a Comprehensive General Education Assessment Model: A Call for Executive Support, Collaboration of Key Stakeholders, and Triangulation of Measures (PPT)." Shawn Van Etten and Mark Prus, SUNY Cortland.

"The Outcomes Assessment Process Applied to International Students: An Important Yet Undeveloped Tool (PPT)." Fred Hildebrand, SUNY Morrisville; and, Peter Thomas, System Administration.

Poster Presentations

"Assessing Mathematics at SUNY Fredonia: Communication and Collegial Relationships (PDF)." Peter G. Sinden, SUNY Fredonia.

"Campus Structure to Support Effective Assessment." (PPT)." Deborah Sorrentino, Niagara Community College. [A hand-out (PDF) is also available from this session.]

"Information Management: A Value-Added Assessment Approach (PPT)." Margaret Porciello and Melanie Vainder, SUNY Farmingdale. [A hand-out (PDF) is also available from this session.]

"Increasing Faculty Involvement in Assessment (PDF)." Jack Meacham, University at Buffalo.

Please check back periodically, as more presentations will be added as links as they are received!