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Dr. Wajid Hussain is a US scientist and world expert on authentic OBE, QA processes, outcomes assessment and program evaluation for accreditation using digital technology and software. He joined the academic field coming from an intensive Silicon Valley engineering background and more than 20 years’ industry experience of mass production expertise of a Billion Dollar Microprocessor Manufacture Life Cycle. Over the many years Wajid has managed several projects related to streamlining operations with utilization of state of the art technology and digital systems giving him significant experience working with ISO standard quality systems. He has received specialized Quality Leadership Training at LSI Corporation and also received an award LSI Corporation Worldwide Operations Review 1999 for his significant contributions to the Quality Improvement Systems. He was the lead product engineer supporting the Portal Player processor for Apple’s IPOD plus many other world famous products at LSI Corporation.
In academics, Wajid has extensive experience supporting and managing outcomes assessment and CQI processes to fulfill regional and ABET accreditation requirements for several EAC, CAC and ETAC programs. Wajid has developed several revolutionary outcomes assessment instruments and models based on John K. Etsell’s FCAR and the first on the planet to classify specific PIs as per all 3 domains and learning levels of Bloom’s taxonomy and implement world class best assessment practices to support digital technology, automation, streamlining and CQI. He led the first ‘tuning’ efforts in the Middle East at the Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University by developing a complex database of thousands of outcomes and performance indicators with hundreds of rubrics for the Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering disciplines. A comprehensive automated ISO standards Quality Systems CQI model for program evaluation with precision assessment instruments for capstone design, team work, lifelong learning, ethics etc. was developed and implemented. The Faculty of Engineering, Capstone Committee worked several hundreds of hours with Wajid to produce a revolutionary Capstone Design Course Assessment Instrument. Wajid recently presented this Capstone Design Activity Assessment model at the ASEE International conference 2018 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Wajid also worked closely with Dr. Mak Fong, Director Makteam Inc. to implement ground breaking academic advising systems based on outcomes using digital technology.
Wajid is currently reviewer for several international conferences on topics related to education & research methods, outcomes assessment, quality and accreditation. Wajid has presented multiple world class research papers on outcomes assessment and automation at the ASEE, FIE and other international conferences. The National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) has published Wajid’s work at the Faculty of Engineering at the Islamic University as an international example of best outcomes assessment practices. Wajid Hussain and William Spady, internationally regarded as the ‘Father of OBE’, have recently co-authored a book titled ‘Beyond Outcomes Accreditation’. Wajid has been invited keynote/panel speaker or presenter in several international OBE conferences. He has presented at the ICA 2015, MTN 2016, OBE ICON 2016, FIE 2016, ASEE 2016, ASEE 2017, ICTIEE 2017, ABET Symposium 2017, IICEDubai 2018, QS ASIA 2018, ASEE 2018, EDUTECH 2018, APAC STEM 2018, ICEE 2018, QS ASIA 2019, EDUTECH 2019, QS ASIA 2020, OBE ICON 2020, TALE 2020.
In 2019, he was opening speaker at the QS ASIA 2019, Shaikh Zayed University, Dubai in Track 2 on Learning & Teaching with topic titled Integrating Learning Outcomes into Undergraduate Curriculum for Fostering Research Skills. In Asia’s largest education conference, EDUTECH 2019, Singapore with 7000+ participants, Wajid was an Expert Panelist on Learning Outcomes assessment for Program Evaluation, Round Table Moderator on Digitizing Learning Outcomes for Higher Education Institutions and Meet the Mentor for delegations of International Education Ministry and QA agency representatives.
In 2020, Wajid was speaker at the QS ASIA VIRTUAL 2020, Singapore in Topic 3: Preparing the region to become an economic power over the coming decade with session titled Gaining Essential Technical and Transversal Skills for Jobs in the Digital Age During COVID19 and Beyond. In Asia’s largest education conference, EDUTECH 2020, Singapore with 7000+ participants, Wajid was an Expert Panelist on Future of Digital Assessments – Challenges and Opportunities and Town Hall Speaker on Best Practices for Engaging Students with Blended Learning Models and Meet the Mentor for delegations of International Education Ministry and QA agency representatives. He is also scheduled as an invited workshop presenter titled Specific and Generic Performance Indicators to Measure Learning Outcomes at TALE 2020 an IEEE Education Society Virtual Conference, Japan. Wajid is also one of the key organizers of the International OBE Virtual Summit 2021 April 24-26 2021 featuring 20 world famous OBE experts, 25 best proposals speakers in 5 themes.
Wajid also conducted a series of terrific workshops on Implementing Learning Outcomes for 20 programs at the University of Business and Technology, Jeddah. He made a national presentation on assessment at QIYAS, Aug 2017. Regionally, William Spady and Wajid were also recognized as international OBE experts in 2017 by Dr. Faisal Al Mishary, CEO National Assessment Center (NAC) QIYAS, Riyadh. Wajid conducted multiple massively participated workshops attended by several hundreds of faculty members such as the ones in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016 for the University of Business and Technology, Prince Muqrin, King Faisal, King Fahd and Islamic Universities.
Wajid is a senior member of the IEEE, IEEE Education Society, Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), leading member of the Advisory Board for the International Network of OBE Experts worldwide (IN4OBE) and member of the American Society of Engineers for Education (ASEE). He is alumni of LSI, Texas A&M and Osmania Universities.
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Award-winning Senior Lecturer
Dr. Prashan is Course Director, Bachelor of Commerce | Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Business School. Award-winning Senior Lecturer, Dr Prashan Karunaratne, from Macquarie Business School, is well-regarded for his innovative approach to driving student success through developing an active learning culture. Prashan is currently the Course Director for the Bachelor of Commerce as well as the unit convenor of the Bachelor of Commerce Capstone unit – where students in mixed-major teams work towards addressing a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – collaboratively, sustainably, and profitably - using the knowledge and skills of commerce as well as their majors / specialisations.
Prashan's enthusiasm for teaching, and passion for improving student outcomes, have inspired and engaged tens of thousands of students for more than a decade. He nurtures students to develop a desire to engage and is a firm believer that the learning journey can benefit both teachers and students. Inspiring students to want to learn – by emphasising the ‘why’ of learning, and empowering students to navigate their own learning journey – by focusing on the ‘how’, creates valuable experiences in his classroom and beyond. This highlights the 'wow' moments that students will remember in years to come.
Award-winning Senior Lecturer
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Dr. Peter Ellerton is a Senior Lecture in Philosophy and Critical Thinking and a Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Critical and Creative Thinking. His areas of focus include Public Reasoning, Science Communication, Argumentation and Critical Thinking in education.
Peter has been a teacher educator and a syllabus designer for the International Baccalaureate Organization, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). Peter was one of a small team of academics redeveloping the 2021 ACARA Critical and Creative Thinking General Capability within the Australian Curriculum. He has consulted and produced papers for a variety of organizations including the European Commission Joint Research Centre, the NSW Department of Education, the Australian Defence Force, the Queensland Office of the Coordinator General, NSW Ombudsman and many private and public schools.
He has delivered professional development in Teaching for Thinking to thousands of educators throughout Australia and internationally and has been invited to deliver programs at the University of California Los Angeles, Pepperdine University Los Angeles and Simone Fraser University in Canada and across South Africa. Peter's passion is working with educators to enable a teaching for Thinking focus across all year levels and subject areas.
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Dr. Carriveau earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona. He is an educational consultant. Throughout his career he has been a practitioner and advocate for outcome based education and has extensive experience with outcome development, test and survey development, assessment, measurement, and the science of learning. His last positions were outcomes and assessment specialist for the University of North Texas center for learning experimentation, application and research, and assistant director for the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan for accreditation.
Dr. Carriveau previously taught in the public-school system, was the director of assessment and evaluation for a large Arizona school district, an associate professor at Northern Arizona University, deputy associate superintendent and state test director at the Arizona state department of education, and test development manager for Harcourt Assessment. He has consulted nationally and internationally, presented at national and international conferences, and given keynote talks. He is a co-author, author, and chapter contributor. The second edition of his book, Connecting The Dots: Developing Student Learning Outcomes and Outcomes-Based Assessments was released in October 2016 by Stylus Publications.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
TAUGHT MORE THAN 60 GRADUATE CLASSES
Educational psychology courses taught
• Introduction to Research
• Introduction to Statistics
• Intermediate Statistics
• Tests and Measurement
• Measurement in Education
• Research and Evaluation Methods
• Assessment and Evaluation in Education
• Research Design and Analysis
Reading courses taught
• Corrective and Remedial Reading
• Directed Experiences in Reading – Practicum/Clinic
• Reading Decoding
• Teaching Reading Skills in the Secondary School
• Reading Methods for the Elementary Teacher
• Teaching Reading in the Elementary School
• Remediating Reading and Learning Disabilities
• Reading Decoding and Practicum
• Teaching Reading in the Secondary School and Community College
• Reading in the Content Areas
• Taught public school grades 3-8 for fourteen years, including special education and special reading. Developed two reading tests and a computerized vocabulary test for Cartwright School District, Phoenix, Arizona.
• Worked for five years as the Director of Assessment and Evaluation for Washington School District, a large metropolitan district in Phoenix, Arizona. Developed curricula and a multi-level mathematics assessment to match the Arizona State mathematics standards.
• Owned a small testing company and worked with several districts in Arizona to develop and administer district tests.
• Consulted for the Hopi and Navajo Indian reservations in Arizona on their outcomes assessment program.
• Worked on the Ohio State Academic Standards as a measurement consultant.
• Worked on the Texas State Test for public schools as a measurement consultant.
• One year assessment consulting work for the Behavioral Research group at the University of Oregon. Developed over 2000 test items.
• A member for five years of the Arizona Technical Advisory Committee for the development of the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS).
• Consulted on a regular basis for the Arizona Department of Adult Education and the Early Childhood Literacy Division in the area of outcomes, assessment, and measurement.
• As a program specialist at the Arizona Department of Education Division of Standards and Accountability, trained teachers and administrators across the state in the implementation of the Arizona academic standards. Conducted workshops on grading and reporting in a standards-based system, data driven decision-making, and Arizona’s writing rubric.
• As the Arizona state test director, implemented a program in which Arizona teachers helped develop all of the items for the state’s standards-based assessments, made final content and bias review decisions, conducted the final review of new items and field test items, and served on various special committees such as alignment of test forms to standards.
• As the Deputy Associate Superintendent for Standards and Assessment and State Test Director at the Arizona Department of Education, had the responsibility to develop, review, and update the state’s academic standards, develop the state’s standards-based achievement test (AIMS), and administer the state’s testing programs.
• Chaired Arizona’s National Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee (NAAAC) and the State Assessment and Accountability Advisory Committee (SAAAC). Responsibilities included working on the state’s NCLB Work Plan.
• Consultant for test item development for the national medical board exam of Denmark. Hired to train faculty of medical school on writing selected response items and conversion of their written response items to selected response item sets to meet new government requirements. Demark had never previously used selected response items for the national boards.
• Selected as a finalist to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which sets policy for the NAEP, but had to withdraw when accepted a position at Harcourt Assessment.
• As a test development manager at Harcourt, Inc. worked with states with contracts of thirty million dollars and more. Managed schedules for twenty professional workers in several different departments.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRODUCTS
• Carriveau, R.S. (2016). Connecting the dots: Developing student learning outcomes and outcome-based assessments. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publications. [Chapters include creating measurable outcomes, making assessment plans, linking outcomes to assessments, developing high-quality rubrics, measuring critical thinking, calculating outcome attainment, reporting outcome attainment, and making instructional decisions].
• Carriveau, R.S. www.outcomesassessment.tools web site. Online outcome and assessment development tools to accompany Connecting the Dots. Users can develop outcome statements that are automatically coded to a three level outcomes model, use a pre coded work sheet for test item planning, develop an item bank and quizzes in which the item codes are automatically associate with the outcome statement codes, and create and administration a quiz with outcome statement codes in the results. The quiz administration tool is currently in the field testing stage of development.
• Turner, P.M. & Carriveau, R.S. (2010). Next generation course design. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. [Chapters include elements of course design, how students learn, outcome based assessment and course design, and enabling course redesign].
• Alonzo, A., Basaraba, D., Tindal, G., Carriveau, R.S. (2009). They read, but how well do they understand? An empirical look at the nuances of measuring reading comprehension. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 35(1), 34-44. Hammill Institute on Disabilities. Hosted at http://online.sagepub.com.
• Carriveau, R.S. & Blake, A. (2016). Outcome attainment measures versus grades: A validity issue. Presented at SoTL conference, University of Southern Georgia, Savannah GA 2016. Published in conference proceedings. • Carriveau, R.S, www.QuickScore.org. Originally published as the Carriveau Individual Profile Reading Assessment (CIPRA) for grades 1-8 (English and Spanish). Over 200,000 students tested. The CIPRA is now all on-line and is called the Quick Score Reading Assessment Program. The assessment is an outcomes based multi-levels program that assesses student competency on eight specific learning outcomes, including higher order thinking, that are consistent across all eight test levels.
• Carriveau, R.S. (2018) Articles written for the University of North Texas Teaching Commons web site that include: Assessment as a teaching tool; Assessment as a learning tool; Best study strategies for students; Assessment to evaluate student learning; When grading, validity matters; The power of formative assessment and feedback; Why test score reliability and validity are important; Using taxonomies to create outcomes and assessments; Why testing knowledge is not just regurgitation; Selected response exams best practices; Cognitive load and test anxiety.
CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
PARTIAL LIST FROM OVER 50 FROM 2009-2018
• Anatomy of Course Redesign
• Course Redesign Challenges
• Course Redesign Effect on Student Learning
• Critical Thinking and Item Validation
• Evaluation Strategies for Department Chairs
• Goal Attainment, A Group Level Model
• Measuring Critical Thinking with MC Items
• Multidimensional Approach to Quality Assurance
• Outcome Based Assessment & Evaluation, An Overview
• Outcome Attainment vs Grades
• Program Evaluation Strategies
• The Accreditation Connection
• Using Assessment Results to Design Blended Courses
• Using Outcome Attainment Values for Knowledge Management
• Challenging the Coin of the Realm; Outcome Attainment versus Grades
• Writing and Aligning MC test items with SLOs
• You Need a Valid Measure of Student Attainment of Learning Outcomes if you Want to Improve It
• Harnessing the Power of Formative Assessment and Feedback for Instruction, Learning, and Motivation.
• The Power of Formative Assessment, Feedback, and The Science of Learning
UNT FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
Over 300 outcomes and assessment faculty workshops presented from 2006-2018.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
• 2009: UNT Provosts Annual Award for Exceptional Professional Service for development of the UNT Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness instrument.
• 2004: Arizona Department of Education award for Innovative and Creative Idea of The Year for the development of a dual-purpose assessment plan for the state testing program, saving the state seven million dollars. • 2003: Selected as finalist to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB) which sets policy for the NAEP.
• 1992: U.S. Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, program evaluation grant of $308,000 to Chapman University Evaluation Team to evaluate total grant of $3,750,000 awarded to Westside Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention. • 1990: Nominated for outstanding presentation, Arizona Educational Research Organization
• 1989: Received Outstanding Presentation Award, Arizona Educational Research Organization.
• 1972: State Moot Court winner, University of Arizona Law School.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION EXPERIENCE
• Presentations to Arizona State Board of Education
• Meeting with individual State Board members to lobby position.
• Presentations to Arizona State Legislation Education Committee on assessment issues.
• Meetings with individual State legislators.
• Presentations to Arizona Business and Educators Collaborative (ABEC)
• Presentations to executive boards and committees of Arizona educational groups.
• Small business owner
• CEO for a small corporation
• Awarded three U.S. patents
• Three guitar instruction books published
• Professional guitarist
• Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) International
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With over 25 years of total experience, including 18 years foreign experience in the USA and Saudi Arabia, Mr. Muhammad Munir demonstrate high levels of expertise in training, consultancy, and academic administration. Mr. Munir obtained his MBA in 1998 from Lamar University in Texas, USA. He is a certified professional of “IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI)” software and worked extensively with data warehouse-based BI projects in USA.
The clients that Mr. Munir served as business analyst in USA includes Mattel Inc., Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), Fuelman, Washington Mutual (WAMU), Fremont Insurance, Smith Blair and Sky-Tell Communications. Regarding the academic experience, the institutions Mr. Munir worked include American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) in Bangladesh, Jubail University College and Al Yamamah University in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Munir is proficient in institutional quality assurance systems, standards and procedures and has proven expertise in setting-up and managing quality assurance and accreditation activities.
As a seasoned trainer, Mr. Munir conducted hundreds of trainings locally and internationally in management, quality assurance and skill-development topics with the audiences of faculty members, students, administrative personnel and general public. He is a confident educator of business with consulting experience in the corporate and industrial sectors covering telecom, manufacturing, medical, insurance and business areas. Possessing superior interpersonal skills, Mr. Munir has the ability to create, foster and enhance business relationships that assist in achieving organizations objectives. Currently he is working as a Director (In-Charge) of the Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at United International University (UIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Executive Assessment Director
Dr. Joseph D. Levy, serves as the Executive Director of Assessment and Accreditation at National Louis University in Chicago, IL. Joe earned a BA in English from Baldwin-Wallace College, an MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University, and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from National Louis University. Joe is a member of the Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) Board of Directors, co-creator and instructor for the Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs open course, and endorsed speaker for the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Author, presenter, trainer, and consultant, Joe enjoys leveraging his academic and student affairs experience from multiple institutional types to talk assessment, quality assurance, and institutional betterment.
Executive Assessment Director
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Committee Chair CRD
Dr. Lovella S. Divinagracia is presently the Committee Chair of the Curriculum Review and Development initiatives of the Division of Professional Education of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas. Her most recent academic works and projects cover consultancy and conduct of researches in teaching and learning, OBE framework building, and educational program development and evaluation. She is also the former Head of the Center for Support of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of St. La Salle, who utilizes her expertise and skills in OBE curriculum, instructional designs and instructional materials development, assessments in students’ learning in all educational levels, and teacher training.
Dr. Divinagracia specifically provides services as designer and trainer for teachers’ development programs in private and public schools at national and international levels, and lectures on pedagogical skills development for teaching professionals. Her specializations also involve teaching graduate and undergraduate Professional Education courses and Mathematics under the Teacher Education degree programs, with special research interest in metacognition and problem solving curriculum. She is using her extensive expertise in OBE with her previous experience as Chair of the Outcomes Based Education Council of the College of Education; Secretary-Member to Social Research Ethics Review Committee; and Department Chair for Secondary and Elementary Teacher Education Programs at the University of St. La Salle. Given these three significant positions, she coordinates and provides university wide training on authentic OBE implementation and its operationalization.
Dr. Divinagracia further enjoys a diversity of experiences in previous research and accreditation work, most notably as USLS Research Coordinator in 2013-2016 leading to institutional research involvement and paper presentations to both local and international conferences; Internal Executive Committee Chair for Instruction in a 2013 Survey, and a Co-chair for Curriculum and Instruction for a 2018 Survey, both for the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU); and Co-chair in Teaching and Learning for her university’s survey on Institutional Sustainability Assessment-Commission on Higher Education (ISA-CHED) in 2014. She has also received awards in both teaching and administration for her exemplary performances.
Committee Chair CRD
Master of Education
Mr. David Bryan Cubing Lao is a proud graduate of BS Physics at the University of the Philippines Diliman, magna cum laude in June 2018. He is currently taking up a Master of Education major in Mathematics at the University of the Philippines Visayas. Since 2018, he has served as a Special Science Teacher I at Philippine Science High School - Western Visayas Campus, teaching physics, mathematics, and research subjects, and working as a research adviser to more than four research groups in high school.
Master of Education
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Chief Strategy and Planning Officer
LCC Eugene, Oregon
Dr. Richard K. Plott earned a Ph.D. in Science and Mathematics Education from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Richard also is certified in Institutional Research from Florida State University and as a Chief Information Officer from Carnegie Melon University. He is currently the Chief Strategy and Planning Officer for Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.
Throughout his career he has and continues to be an advocate for social accountability in transforming lives through learning with a “One College” model where both credit and non-credit instruction ensure a convenient and value-added student experience. Richard believes this combination will anchor our collaborative efforts as we reconstruct higher education in this evolving 21st Century Global Community. Outcomes and their attainment must focus on positive societal impact and less on disruptive change in this fourth industrial revolution. Dr. Plott regularly presents at conferences and symposiums for strategic planning, outcomes attainment, and the positive impact of a value-added postsecondary education. He believes that a personalized and mobile learning environment is key to instilling a lifelong learning mindset for students in our modern society.
Taught public school grades 8-12 for eleven years, including special needs populations for sciences. Developed a Classroom Learning Environment Survey for grades 6-8 for the sciences. Taught graduate courses for Non-Profit Management.
Worked for 16 years in Institutional Research and Effectiveness as a Research Analyst, Director, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, and now as a Chief Strategy and Planning Officer.
Specializes in goal attainment and outcomes assessment for the effective evaluation of programs and services for the higher education.
Currently serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and has served as the ALO for other institutions. In the recent seven-year site visit for Lane Community College from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, he helped the college receive six commendations for excellence.
As a leader in decision support based on a culture of evidence, he develops and implements analytics which provide daily refreshed interactive reports and dashboards. These analytic tools keep track for goal attainment and key performance indicators. He also provides environmental scanning to track program demand for future-cast of career and technical programming.
Chief Strategy and Planning Officer
LCC Eugene, Oregon