Office of Assessment Strategies & Instructional Systems

In August of 2010, a new assessment department was created and named the Office of Assessment Strategies & Instructional Systems (OASIS). A more scalable and enterprising assessment strategy was developed that reflects the unique nature of this institution. It is a holistic approach that integrates assessment into the fabric of the instructional development and design. The objective of the OASIS is to assist academic leadership in planning and decision-making by providing comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based assessment support throughout a course and program life-cycle. Our work is carefully and deliberately threaded throughout the course development process. Our efforts promote Ashford University's culture of assessment and continuous improvement.

The team consists of:

  • Deborah Riemer, Vice President of Assessment & Instructional Systems
  • Tricia Lawrence, Director of Online Assessment
  • Jerold Ford, Manager of Clinton Campus Assessment
  • Tara Bell-Lopez, Online Assessment Analyst – College of Health, Human Services, and Science
  • Maureen Lopez, Online Assessment Analyst – College of Liberal Arts
  • Adam Hunter and Pamela Mercado, Online Assessment Analysts – Forbes School of Business  
  • Aida Aliyeva, Online Assessment Analyst – College of Education
  • Michelle Rios, Clinton Campus Assessment Services Coordinator

     

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