Celebration of Assessment 2019

On November 12, 2019, the University of San Francisco held its second Celebration of Assessment under the theme, "Understanding Student Learning Through Assessment." The event commemorated good assessment work that is being done throughout the institution. The program included a series of presentations by faculty and staff from academic and co-curricular units, to discuss their assessment successes and challenges. 



  • Opening and Context for the Day  Shirley McGuire, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
  • Table Discussions: What Are the Top Three Challenges Associated with Assessment?  – Moderated by Mary Donnelly, Assistant Professor and Chair, Graduate Nursing Department 

  • Assessment Success Story: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) – Barbara Thomas, Senior Director, Counseling and Psychological Services

  • Assessment Success Story: Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) – Majid Dadgar, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems

  • Current Data – Voting as Assessment: It Doesn't Get Any More Authentic (voter registration and participation rates at USF)  David Donahue, Director, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good and Professor, School of Education

  • Panel Discussion: Moving toward Authentic Assessment 

    • Shirley McGuire, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

    • Cathy Gabor, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Rhetoric and Language

    • Eugene Kim, Professor of Legal Writing and Co-Director, Tracy Seeley Center for Teaching Excellence 

    • Monika Hudson, Associate Professor, Director, Gellert Family Business Resource Center, and USFFA representative on University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC)

The Celebration of Assessment is brought to you by The Office of Assessment and Accreditation Support and The University Assessment Committee.