Keynote Knowing about Learning: Assessment Design and Practice

Town Square, 8:30am


David Chase, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, American Film Institute Conservatory


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).