Fall 2016 Conference: Focus on Assessment
Sponsored by FaCET, the School of Graduate Studies, and UMKC Online
August 18, 2016, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Join academics and colleagues from across Kansas City for a day of presentations, workshops, and networking.
Keynote Speaker David Chase
Vice Dean of Academic Affairs
American Film Institute Conservatory
“Knowing about Learning: Assessment Design and Practice”
David Mills Chase is the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California. He leads the planning, development, evaluation, and execution of the Conservatory’s academic administration. He serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer to WASC Senior College and University Commission and oversees specialized accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Before arriving at the AFI Conservatory, David served as the Senior Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of the Pacific, and also as the Assistant Dean of Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. Trained as a musician, he has brought the perspective of the artist to issues surrounding academic quality, accreditation, and learning assessment in his work in higher education administration. He is active in educational research, is a frequent presenter on issues surrounding teaching, learning, and assessment, and with Jill Ferguson and Joseph Hoey co-authored the recently published book Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic (Common Ground, 2014).