AAC&U VALUE Rubric Workshops

Sponsored by Kansas State University's Office of Assessment

Using VALUE Rubrics to Improve Assessments

When: March 14, 2014
Where: Hale Library Hemisphere Room

Presenter: Ashley Finley, senior director of assessment and research at AAC&U

Workshops are free & open to all K-State faculty and staff--no registration required

More information at www.ksu.edu/assessment/rubricpilot


  • 8 - 9 a.m. - Introduction to the VALUE Rubrics
  • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Using the Oral Communication, Written Communication, and Critical Thinking VALUE Rubrics
  • 11 a.m. - noon - College of Education special session
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. - Introduction to the VALUE Rubrics
  • 3:00 - 4 p.m. - Using the Oral Communication, Written Communication, and Critical Thinking VALUE Rubrics

Workshops are free and open to anyone interested in the AAC&U VALUE Rubrics

About the Presenter

Dr. Ashley Finley is the senior director of assessment and research at AAC&U and national evaluator for the Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) Project. Finley’s national work, at both the campus and national levels, focuses on developing best practices regarding program implementation, instrumentation, and mixed methods assessment. Her work combines assisting campuses with the implementation of assessment protocols and the promotion of best practices across the institution, including general education, academic departments, and the cocurriculum. She is the author of Making Progress: What We Know the Achievement of Liberal Education Outcomes, and Using the VALUE Rubrics for Improvement of Learning and Authentic Assessment, with Terrel Rhodes, and many other articles and book chapters on assessment and student learning. In her work with Bringing Theory to Practice, Ashley has worked with campuses to implement and assess programs focused on the intersectionality of emphases attendant to the whole student— their engagement in learning, civic development, and their psychosocial well-being. Before joining AAC&U, she was an assistant professor of sociology at Dickinson College, where she taught courses in quantitative methods, social inequality, and gender in Latin America. As a faculty member she taught courses incorporating high-impact learning practices, such as learning communities and service learning.Finley received a BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MA and PhD, both in sociology, from the University of Iowa.