Placeholder Sections and Tracking of Graduate Student Assessment: A Case Study
Graduate program directors and administrators utilize direct and indirect methods to measure program effectiveness. This webinar will detail a universal methodology designed to collect unbiased direct and indirect program assessment data for students in both master’s and doctoral programs strategically using placeholder (zero-credit) courses to assess graduate students’ progress toward degree completion. Within a college of arts and science, graduate students study a wide range of fields and being able to track each student effectively allows for accurate and efficient reporting of data and for data-based decision-making.
Molly Mann has served as Assistant Dean in the Graduate Division of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at St. John’s University in Queens, New York since January 2014. She holds as Master of Library Science (MLS) from St. John’s University and is a PhD candidate in English at St. John’s.
Laura Schramm, Ph.D. was appointed the Associate Dean of the Graduate Division of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in July of 2015. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Division of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences from 2011-2015. Laura is also a tenured full professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College and is a former Clare Boothe Luce assistant professor. Her doctorate is in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from SUNY at Stony Brook and her research training was completed at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
With primary research interests in regulation of gene expression in cancer, Laura Schramm has authored many peer reviewed articles and served as principal investigator on NIH grants. She continues to serve as a reviewer for NIH grants and Cancer Research.