Facilitators - Assessment 201

Workshop Facilitators

Amy Driscoll

Amy Driscoll is Professor Emeritus at Portland State University. She was Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment at California State University, Monterey Bay, where she developed an institutional approach to outcomes-based education. Prior to that she served as the Director of Community/University Partnerships at Portland State University, where she initiated community-based learning and community capstones. She has presented at AAC&U conferences, the National Assessment Institute, WASC Senior College and University Commission ARC conferences, and has mentored more than 60 institutions in assessment, nationally and internationally. She developed the Assessment Leadership Academy in collaboration with national leaders in assessment and has co-facilitated the Academy since 2009. Dr. Driscoll also coordinated the development of the Carnegie classification for Community Engagement in collaboration with national leaders, and co-facilitates the classification process. Her books include Taking Ownership of Accreditation: Processes That Promote Institutional Improvement and Faculty Engagement (Driscoll & Cordero de Noriega, 2006), and From Outcomes-based Assessment to Learner-centered Education (Driscoll & Wood, 2007).  


Dan Shapiro

Dan Shapiro is Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (TLA) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). He has over 20 years of experience using course-, program-, and institution-level assessment to increase student learning. As a graduate student he received professional development in teaching and learning offered by Cornell University’s nationally recognized Knight Writing Program and later coordinated its writing in the majors program for biological sciences. As a CSUMB faculty member he was a faculty associate for TLA under founding director Dr. Amy Driscoll, contributed to the institution’s work for initial WSCUC accreditation, founded the environmental studies degree program and facilitated its annual program assessments, and led CSUMB’s first institution-level assessment of critical thinking. He has published and presented on learning and assessment in senior capstone, writing intensive critical thinking courses, ethics, and service learning. Since becoming TLA’s director in 2014 his work has included accreditation, using institution-level assessment to increase student achievement of the core competencies, engaging faculty in assessment, implementing evidence-based pedagogies, integrating curricular and co-curricular learning and assessment, and promoting institutional wellness. He has completed the WSCUC Assessment Leadership Academy (ALA), coordinates the ALA mentoring program, and is an ALA mentor. He has presented his work at AAC&U and WSCUC conferences.