RSVP by March 20 for Assessment Appreciation Luncheon and Workshop

March 16, 2015 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

UT faculty and staff are invited to attend the Second Annual Assessment Luncheon Wednesday, April 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union Ingman Room.

Dr. Marcia Ditmyer, a national assessment expert, will be the keynote speaker. In addition, this year’s Excellence in Assessment winners will be announced.

Following lunch, there will be an assessment workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. in Student Union Room 2582.

“In addition to announcing the Excellence in Assessment winners at our lunch, Dr. Ditmyer, associate professor emeritus of biomedical sciences at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, will present her program, ‘21st-Century Skills Assessment: An Examination of Six Types of Assessment Methods Used to Evaluate Student Performance,’” said Dr. Alana Malik, university assessment director.

“A broad overview of the concepts will be introduced at the lunch, followed by an afternoon workshop for those members of the UT community interested in a more in-depth exploration of the topic,” Malik added. “People may join us for the lunch, the workshop or both.”

RSVPs are requested by Friday, March 20. To register for the luncheon and/or the workshop, visit

Ditmyer serves as vice president for the Academy for Academic Leadership and is the president of the Nevada Public Health Association.

She holds a PhD in health education, research and measurement from The University of Toledo. She also holds an MBA from Central Michigan University and a master of science degree in health education from California College for Health Sciences. In addition, Ditmyer is a graduate of the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute.

Her expertise includes strategic planning, trend analysis for environmental scanning, curriculum development and evaluation, outcomes assessment development and planning, and creation of curriculum mapping models that focus on the desired students’ learning and teaching initiatives.

Ditmyer is published in the areas of oral health and its association with general health, as well as educational research in curriculum design and assessment. She has spoken about faculty development, leadership, assessment and oral health around the world.

The Office of Assessment works with university-level assessment initiatives, including the University Assessment Committee, general education assessment, and collaborations with the University Teaching Center.

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