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8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Dean Penelope Bryan, Whittier Law School

Welcome
Dean Penelope Bryan
Whittier Law School

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Andrea Funk, Whittier Law School

Introduction: Building an Assessment Plan from the Ground Up

Andrea Funk
Whittier Law School

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Judith Wegner, UNC School of Law

Institutional Assessment: The Big Picture

Judith Wegner
UNC School of Law

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Andrea Curcio, Georgia State University College of Law

The Purpose of Assessment: To Improve Student Learning

Andrea Curcio
Georgia State University College of Law

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Vicki VanZandt, University of Dayton School of Law Kelley Mauerman, Whittier Law School

The Language, Process, and Cycle of Assessment

Vicki VanZandt
University of Dayton School of Law

Kelley Mauerman
Whittier Law School

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Maryann Jones, Dean Emerita, Western State College of Law, and Educational Consultant Barbara Glesner Fines, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Judith Daar, Whittier Law School

Creating a Culture of Assessment

Maryann Jones
Dean Emerita, Western State College of Law, and Educational Consultant

Barbara Glesner Fines
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Judith Daar
Whittier Law School

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Barry Currier, Managing Director, Accreditation and Legal Education, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Keynote Address: The New ABA Standards on Assessment

Barry Currier
Managing Director, Accreditation and Legal Education
ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

2:10 – 2:30 p.m.

Susan Duncan, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

A Dean’s Perspective on the New ABA Standards

Susan Duncan
University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

2:30 – 3:40 p.m.

Michael Hunter Schwartz, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law Sandra Simpson, Gonzaga University School of Law Patricia Leary, Whittier Law School

Institutional Assessment in the Classroom

Michael Hunter Schwartz
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

Sandra Simpson
Gonzaga University School of Law

Patricia Leary
Whittier Law School

3:40 – 4:10 p.m.

Break and Refreshments

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

David Thomson, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Cassandra Hill, Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Susan Keller, Western State College of Law

Institutional Assessment in Action

David Thomson
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Cassandra Hill
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Susan Keller
Western State College of Law

5:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Andrea Funk, Whittier Law School

Putting It All Together: An Eight-Point Plan for Creating a Sustainable Institutional Assessment Program

Andrea Funk
Whittier Law School