NAU Assessment Fair

14th Annual NAU Assessment Fair
Improving Student Learning, Development & Success

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
High Country Conference Center
3:00-5:00 p.m.
(Rountables 2:00-2:50 p.m.)

Please join us for the 14th Annual NAU Assessment Fair. The fair is an event of poster presentations representing the assessment efforts carried out by faculty, staff and students across the university.  The fair also offers roundtable discussions on current assessment topics. Roundtable discussions will be held immediately before the fair. Watch for roundtable topics and registration dates!


We welcome posters that showcase assessment including student learning and development, needs and satisfaction, and success.  Posters may also display assessment processes, designs, and/or strategies, not just results of assessment studies.

This year we also welcome proposals that showcase projects representing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. These posters may include completed research studies, in-class activities that enhance student learning, and projects that would be carried out in the near future.

Submit an abstract

Presentations should include a description of:

  •  Purpose of the project
  •  Theory and methods
  •  Results/findings (where applicable)
  •  Use or potential use of results

Abstracts are due by the end of the day Monday, March 7, and will be reviewed to ensure that all areas noted above are included.  All poster submissions will be accepted unless no clear assessment focus is described in the abstract. You will be contacted if clarification is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Pleasants via email at or phone at 928-523-5892.


The 13th Annual Assessment Fair was held on April 1, 2015. The fair was attended by over 165 guests and presenters and included:

  • 41 Posters
  • 90 Poster Authors
  • 89 Guest Attendees
  • 2 Roundtable Discussions and 34 Participants
  • 8 Judges
  • 47 Participating Programs, Committees, Offices, and Departments


The 13th Annual Assessment Fair awards for best poster included Judges' Choice, selected by a panel of judges, and People's Choice, selected by popular vote. 

Judges’ Choice Winners

Mine the Gap:  Needs Assessment for Student Learning of Information Literacy Skills
Theresa Carlson and Wendy Holliday
Teaching, Learning, and Research Services, Cline Library

Career Developments:  Evolving Career Education at NAU
Emily McCarthy
University College

People's Choice Winners

Does One Size Fit All?  Major-Based versus Interest-Based Residential Learning Communities
Sue Belatti, Rebecca Swain, and Ed Price
Housing and Residence Life

Celebrating Four Years of Enhancing Student Academic and Personal Success by Continuous Improvement

Kelley McKee, Lindsey Riebe, and Kathee Rose
Student Success Coaching, University College and Teaching, Learning and Research Services, Cline Library