2015 NCICU Assessment Conference Featured Speaker

The NCICU Assessment Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Tom Angelo as our featured speaker. This year's conference includes three (3) opportunities to learn from Dr. Angelo:

  • Pre-conference workshop: Writing Intended Learning Outcomes for Well-Aligned Course and Programs
  • Plenary Session: What Have We Learned about Learning in the Last 25 Years - and How Might We Use that Knowledge?
  • Program Session: Finding Out How Well Students are Learning What We're Teaching: An Introduction for Formative Classroom Assessment

Dr. Tom Angelo

Over the past twenty-five years, Tom Angelo has served – often concurrently – as a faculty member, faculty developer, academic administrator and/or researcher at several institutions, including:  Harvard University, the University of California-Berkeley, Boston College, the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), the University of Miami, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). In August 2015, Dr. Angelo will join the faculty of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Clinical Professor of Educational Innovation & Research in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Development, the Director of Educator Development in The Academy.

He has directed six university teaching and learning centers, four of which he also designed and founded. Throughout, he has continued to teach undergraduate courses – in political science, first-year composition, teacher education, and introductory statistics – as well as postgraduate courses in applied linguistics, assessment and evaluation, and higher education. 

Tom has consulted on teaching, assessment, and learning improvement in 17 countries, in all 50 of the United States and Puerto Rico, for more than 65 higher education associations/ systems, and more than
250 postsecondary institutions. He has also served as invited keynote/featured speaker at more than
90 higher education conferences nationally and internationally.

Internationally, Tom has been awarded fellowships from the Fulbright Program (Italy), the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Australia), and the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

His current research interests focus on formative assessment, curriculum renewal and redesign, and the evaluation of graduate outcomes.  His best-known publication is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition (with K. Patricia Cross, 1993), with more than 100,000 copies in print. Other publications include Classroom Research: Early Lessons from Success, Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research: An Update on Uses, Approaches, and Research Findings, and more than thirty-five articles and chapters.

Tom Angelo earned his BA with Honors in government from California State University at Sacramento,
a Master of Arts in political science and a Master of Education in applied linguistics – both from Boston University – and his doctorate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.