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Barbara Couture to Speak at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
Barbara Couture, D.A.
Senior Advisor for Advancement

Barbara Couture will present a session on "Balancing Risks & Rewards as Research Expectations Change" during the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) annual convention in Tampa, FL on March 20, 2015.

Christine M. Keller
Christine M. Keller to Testify on Capitol Hill
Christine M. Keller, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis, and Executive Director, Voluntary System of Accountability and Student Achievement Measure

APLU Vice President Christine M. Keller testifies before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on Tuesday, March 17. Keller will discuss how lessons from the Student Achievement Measure (SAM) and the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) can improve higher education policies for students, families, and taxpayers.

Howard Gobstein discusses the MTE-Partnership
Howard Gobstein
Executive Vice President and Co-Project Director, Science & Mathematics Teaching Imperative

Howard Gobstein discusses the MTE-Partnership on the panel:  Launching Improvement Networks:  A Framework for Getting Started at the 2nd Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education March 3 in San Francisco, CA.

Jared C. Avery
Jared C. Avery Serves as Panelists for the 3rd Annual NSBE Public Policy SIG Symposium
Jared C. Avery, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Access & Success

Jared C. Avery, associate director for the Office of Access and Success at the Association for Public & Land-grant-Universities, recently served as a panelist for the 3rd Annual National Society of Black Engineers Public Policy Symposium at Carnegie Mellow University. The panel discussion focused on strategies that lead to STEM student success from both a policy and practice standpoint. Avery was joined on the panel by professionals from both education non-profit and secondary education sector.

Ann H. Becks
Ann H. Becks will be conferred a Doctor of Philosoph
Ann H. Becks, Ph.D.
Director, Student Success, Research and Policy

Ann H. Becks will be conferred a doctor of philosophy degree in counseling and personnel services with a specialization in college student personnel by the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2015. Her dissertation, titled "The initial academic major decision-making process: An application of Azjen's Theory of Planned Behavior," was successfully defended in the 2014 fall semester.

Christine M. Keller
Christine M. Keller was elected
Christine M. Keller, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Policy Analysis, and Executive Director, Voluntary System of Accountability and Student Achievement Measure

Christine M. Keller was elected to a three-year term on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) National Advisory Board beginning in January 2015. The Board is a self-perpetuating advisory body representing a range of important constituencies, including institutional leaders, academic researchers, institutional researchers, and national policy experts that advises the NSSE staff on their work.

Teri Lyn Hinds
Teri Lyn Hinds Presenting at AIR Annual Forum
Teri Lyn Hinds
Director, Research and Data Policy

Teri Lyn Hinds will be presenting several sessions at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Annual Forum on the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) College Portrait At-A-Glance, and Post-Collegiate Outcomes (PCO) Initiative. The AIR Annual Forum runs from May 25-29 in Denver, CO.

Austin Ryland
Austin Ryland to Present at AIR Annual Forum
Austin Ryland, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Research and Analysis

Austin Ryland will discuss STEM degree attainment for women and NSF and IES education grant distribution at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Annual Forum May 28, 2015 in Denver, CO.

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