Anne Weiss, Director of Assessment

BIO

A self-described geek for all things related to tracking, monitoring, assessing or evaluating campus-community engagement, Anne Weiss, is here to help you think strategically about data collection, analysis, and the use of (new) information for planning and improvement.

Anne advises our partner campuses (be they large/small, public/private, urban/rural, etc.) on their data strategy around campus-community engagement. Further, Anne spearheads our organization’s evaluation activities such as tracking key performance indicators, conducting a biennial needs assessments, and other strategic measurement or impact activities.

Anne has been working in higher education since 2010, during which time she has led multiple collaborative assessment and evaluation projects in order to solve complex problems related to student success and campus-community partnership success.

Anne attended Indiana University to pursue her doctoral degree in higher education administration.  Anne is the author of a dozen journal articles, book reviews and chapters on a variety of topics related to institutionalizing community engagement in higher education and students’ political engagement.

INVITED PRESENTATION TOPICS

  • Introduction to key terms and concepts in service-learning, community or civic engagement, and institutional research
  • Current and future trends in assessing community engagement
  • Curriculum development for community-based or –engaged courses in higher education
  • Fundamentals of assessing learning in community-based or engaged programs and courses
  • Planning for meaningful data collection: Tracking and monitoring community engagement in higher education
  • Community engagement and faculty promotion or reward policies and systems

TYPICAL AUDIENCES of ANNE’s WORK

  • Senior administrators in higher education (deans or higher)
  • Faculty and Program Officers
  • Civic Engagement Professionals

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE, in no particular order

  • Strategic measurement, planning and improvement
  • Inquiry methodologies for research on higher education institutions and their constituents
  • The role of institutional research in higher education’s civic or community engagement
  • Institutionalizing community engagement in higher education- measuring it, assessing it, planning for it, articulating it for recognition and awards
  • Curriculum development in higher education
  • Information technologies that assist in tracking and monitoring campus-community interactions, initiatives, etc.
  • Program and organizational evaluation (logic models, program or intervention fidelity, performance evaluations, etc.)
  • Young adult and adult learning outcomes assessment
  • Young adult and adult political engagement
  • The role of reflection in learning
  • Correlations between participation in high impact practices and civic learning outcomes during college