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Monday, January 18, 2021

9:00am-10:00am    Welcome and Keynote: The Aware Assessor in Student Affairs: Strategies and Concepts to
Advance Equity Through Assessment
 
Dr. Anne E. Lundquist, Assistant Vice President for Campus Strategy at Anthology
 
With increased awareness of inequitable outcomes for college students and the impact of those disparate outcomes on life opportunities, student affairs professionals must ensure that their processes do not further these inequities and instead address them. Assessment, when implemented with an equity lens, can be a vehicle that fosters equity and inclusion, decreases bias, and advances social justice. Join Dr. Anne E. Lundquist, Associate Vice President for Campus Strategy at Anthology (formerly Campus Labs) as she shares equity-centered concepts, suggests strategies and provides examples for implementing socially just assessment.
 
 

10:00am-11:00am  Programming, Pivoting, and Persistence During COVID-19

Jenna Papaz, Director of Health Advancement & Preventions Strategies, Lehigh University
Nick Christy, Assistant Director of Programming & Student Center Facilities, Lehigh University
Carol Hill, Director of Student Center Facilities, Lehigh University
 
Making connections and feelings of belonging at Lehigh have become vital components of Lehigh After Dark’s focus. Learn how the LAD team planned, pivoted, and adapted many times this semester using data-informed decision making to continue to bring quality in-person, virtual, and hybrid programming to our students in a way that was meaningful and intentional.
 
Recording available upon request - Please email LU-assessment@lehigh.edu for access to recording.
 
 
11:00am-12:00pm  Lehigh Fall 2020 Student Engagement Survey: Insights into Students’ Experiences during
the Pandemic and Illustrations of Survey Design Best Practices
 
Wyntre Stout, Institutional Research Manager, Lehigh University
 
Highlights from responses to the Lehigh Fall 2020 Student Engagement Survey will be presented, providing insights into students’ experiences during the pandemic. A behind-the-scenes look at how this survey was created will be used to discuss best practices of survey design and introduce a sampling of advanced features in Qualtrics.
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

9:00am-10:00am   An Introduction to Writing Learning Outcomes

Katherine Houseman, Campus Adoption Consultant, Anthology
 
How can we measure student learning? In this session, participants will learn how to write manageable, measurable, and meaningful student learning outcomes using the ABCD method. The session will also review best practices for assessing learning in Student Affairs.
 
 
10:00am-11:00am  The Consequences of Closeness: The Ripple Effects of Counseling on Students'
  Engagement with the Campus Community
 
Briana Luppino, Staff Psychologist of Counseling & Psychological Services, Lehigh University
Shamell Brandon, Staff Psychologist of Counseling & Psychological Services, Lehigh University
Elena Cucco, Staff Psychologist of Counseling & Psychological Services, Lehigh University
 
Throughout the COVID-19 remote services period, UCPS engaged students in counseling, consultation, workshops, and group gatherings over Zoom. This presentation explores student impressions of the therapeutic bonds they formed through their computer screens and how they believe their experience with counseling affected their academic success, community engagement, and personal flourishing.
 
 
 
11:00am-11:30am   How To Become An Antiracist Institution: Diversity Training for All of Lehigh
 
Clara Buie, Associate Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs, Lehigh University
Chad Williams, Director of Office of Multicultural Affairs, Lehigh University
Jenna Papaz, Director of Health Advancement & Prevention Strategies, Lehigh University
 
In Fall 2020, more than a third of each undergraduate class reported they can play a role in making Lehigh more inclusive. EVERFI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online training program is a tool used by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) in collaboration with the Health Advancement and Prevention Strategies Office (HAPS) to offer education and evaluation to foster the need to not only cover key concepts such as power, privilege, and unconscious bias but enable students to act against racism in our daily lives.
 
 
11:30am-12:00pm  Student-Led Initiative for Health Promotion: Launch of the Campus-Wide Intervention
 Using the Headspace Meditation App
 
Anastasia Canell, Health Advancement & Prevention Strategies Graduate Assistant & Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University
Elizabeth Kolaski, Peer Health Advisor President, Lehigh University
Emily Cooper, Peer Health Advisor Programming Chair, Lehigh University
 
Results from the spring and fall 2020 check-in surveys have revealed that Lehigh University students continue to struggle with stress and mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. To meet this need for additional support, the Peer Health Advisors presented the idea to pilot a campus-wide intervention that will give all students free access to Headspace, a research-backed app for mindfulness and meditation. This presentation will demonstrate how the Peer Health Advisors used assessment data to inform the campus-wide intervention proposal and how they will monitor the efficacy of the intervention through monthly analytics provided by Headspace as well as specific assessment questions which will be added to a biannual survey distributed by HAPS. Additionally, presenters will give attendees an introduction to Headspace which is planned to launch on February 1st.
 
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
 
9:00am-10:00am   Developing Leaders
 
LTC John Abella, Department Chair & Professor of Military Science & Leadership, Lehigh University
MSG Layman Langijota, Senior Military Science Instructor, Lehigh University
MAJ Ben Wearin, Assistant Professor of Military Science & Leadership, Lehigh University
 
ROTC provides a unique opportunity to mold young, motivated and talented students into leaders using a comprehensive academic curriculum, experiential learning model and leader development process. This is how we do it!
 
 
10:00am-10:30am  Effective Reporting and Basics of Querying Banner data from the Office of
  Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics
 
Sumera Ayaz, BI Analyst of the Office of Institutional Research & Strategic Analytics, Lehigh University
 
The mission of the Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics (OIRSA) is to collect and disseminate reliable and valid institutional data in a responsive, timely and ethical manner. As more data is collected and available across the university, communication of data is increasingly important in every office. In this session, I will discuss some best practices used by our office for effective data reporting, followed by basic querying skills to extract banner data.
 
 
10:30am-11:00am  Academic Integrity & the Pandemic
 
Holly Taylor, Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Student Conduct, Lehigh University
 
This presentation and discussion will focus on the changing nature of academic dishonesty cases at Lehigh since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as the conversations that we're having on campus related to academic integrity.
 
 
11:00am-12:00pm  Intro to Qualtrics
 
Judd Hark, Manager of Learning Space Technology and Design, Lehigh University
 
Learn how to use Qualtrics, the university's supported survey platform. Qualtrics offers the ability to conduct surveys, collect data, and analyze and report results in many ways. 
 
 

Thursday, January 21, 2020

9:00am-10:00am   Feminist Supervision as a Protective Factor for Indirect Trauma in Higher Education
Supervisory Relationships
 
​Scott Burden, Interim Director of The Pride Center, Lehigh University
Chelsea Gilbert, Doctoral Student, The Ohio State University
 
Research has shown that supervision may mitigate emotional distress faced by student affairs practitioners; however, these supervisors are often ineffective. This study explored connections between feminist supervision and indirect trauma in student affairs. Findings indicated that feminist supervision is associated with lower levels of burnout.
 
 

10:00am-11:00am   Assessing Students' Sense of Belonging During COVID-19

Meg Munley Stone, Director of Assessment & Student Life Curriculum, Lehigh University
Lucy Napper, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Lehigh University
Princess Neely, Doctoral Student, Dept of Psychology, Lehigh University
 
Presenters will share findings from a research project designed to assess students’ sense of belonging during the pandemic. The project involved collection of both quantitative and qualitative survey data about belonging. In addition, some students were asked to take pictures and describe how the photos were related to their sense of belonging at Lehigh. The advantages of using mixed-methods for this project will be highlighted.
 
Recording available upon request - Please email LU-assessment@lehigh.edu for access to recording.
 

11:00am-11:30am  The Impact of Covid-19 on Student Retention at Lehigh

Donna Mohr, Director of Retention, Lehigh University
 
This presentation will provide student retention data over the past few years, to see the impact Covid-19 has had on Lehigh’s ability to retain students. Reasons behind our students’ exits during the pandemic will be presented. National student retention trends will also be discussed.
 
 
 
11:30am-12:00pm  A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Development and Management of the University’s COVID-19
Public Dashboard
 
Zane Kratzer, Strategic Analytics Manager of the Office of Institutional Research & Strategic Analytics, Lehigh University
Caroline Seguin, Business Intelligence Analyst of the Office of Institutional Research & Strategic Analytics, Lehigh University
 
The Office of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics will provide an overview of the processes involved with developing Lehigh’s public reporting COVID-19 dashboard, including the collaborations involved with various offices (Library and Technology Services, the Health and Wellness Center and University Communications and Public Affairs), the data challenges faced along the way and the lessons learned from a chaotic semester. We will conclude with a look forward to the Spring 2021 semester and how the process and what we learned will better prepare us for handling the upcoming challenge.
 
 

Friday, January 22, 2021

10:00am-10:30am  Student Alcohol Use and the Pandemic

Jenna Papaz, Director of Health Advancement & Preventions Strategies, Lehigh University
Lucy Napper, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychology, Lehigh University
 
Addressing high-risk drinking and related harms has been a focus within Student Affairs for many years. This presentation will share historic data on alcohol use as well as Fall 2020 survey findings related to alcohol use during the pandemic.
 
Recording available upon request - Please email LU-assessment@lehigh.edu for access to recording.
 

10:30am-11:00am  Using Qualitative Survey Data to Assess Students' Support Needs

Laurie Gray Evans, Director of Student Support & Case Management Services, Lehigh University
Meg Munley Stone, Director of Assessment & Student Life Curriculum, Lehigh University
 
In this session, presenters will share findings from open-ended comments related to students’ support needs from the Fall 2020 Student Engagement Survey. A brief overview of the qualitative research mythology that was used will be discussed.
 
Recording available upon request - Please email LU-assessment@lehigh.edu for access to recording.
 

11:00am-12:00pm Baseline 101

Katherine Houseman, Campus Adoption Consultant, Anthology

In this introduction to Baseline, participants will learn how to conduct assessment in Baseline through surveys, rubrics, and response polls. The webinar will also provide an overview of additional resources available, including specialized survey consultations, benchmarking, and shared assessments from other campuses.