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ASSESStivus 2022 Schedule

The 2021-22 ASSESStivus will be held Monday January 24, 2022, in Doty Hall. All members of the SUNY Geneseo community are invited to participate at any and all levels of the event. All panels and the keynote will focus on one or more of the college's values: Learning, Creativity, Belonging, Civic Engagement, and Sustainability

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ASSESStivus Program

Living and Assessing our Values

Learning, Creativity, Belonging, Civic Engagement, Sustainability

January 24, 2022


Doty Tower Room

Doty 302E

*will be set up for  hybrid presentations


Coffee and pastries in rooms

10 am

Assessment and Program Review from 2020-21; what departments learned and advice for next program review cohort

George Reuter, Monica Hershberger, Susana Castillo Rodriguez

Moderated Discussion

Value: Learning


CAC Moderator:  Melanie Blood

Roll out of Maker Spaces and assessment of use

Dan DeZarn

Video and 3D Printing:  Creative Tools for students, faculty & staff

Joe Dolce, Brian Bucar

Geneseo Speaks 

Laura Benjamin

Panel presentation

Value: CreativityBelonging

CAC Moderator: Dave Parfitt

Register to participate via Zoom

11 am

Self reflective writing & assessment

Jessica Fenn, Weston Kennison, Aaron Steinhauer

Panel presentation

SUNY COIL Global Commons: Looking backward, looking forward

Sam Cardamone -- click to see slides

Panel presentation

Value:  Learning


CAC Moderator:  Julie Rao

Center for Digital Learning First Year Chronicles

Paul Schacht and Amanda Schmidt

Mission and vision redesign:  Engaging the campus community

Paul Schacht and Matt Pastizzo

Panel Presentation

Value:  Creativity/Belonging


CAC Moderator: Chris Smith


Lunch in Doty Hall Lobby 

make your own salad bar



Welcome and Introduction  

by SUNY Geneseo President Denise Battles

Teaching in and beyond the Pandemic: Empathetic, Inclusive Pedagogical Approaches that Center our Students *and* Ourselves 

Josh Eyler, Ph.D.

Director of Faculty Development, Director of the ThinkForward QEP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Author: How Humans Learn: The Science and Stories behind Effective College Teaching

University of Mississippi


View the recording of the keynote address


Student centered assessment:  DEI conscious writing pedagogy 

Doug Baldwin

Orientation Fall 2021 survey and findings

Chip Matthews 

Panel presentation

Value:  Belonging


CAC Moderator:  Dave Parfitt

Assessment of new academic initiatives

1. Online Teaching Institute first cohort

Laurie Fox, Paul Schacht

2. EXPL 101 First year experience

Joe Cope

Panel presentation

Value:  Learning


CAC Moderator: Melanie Blood

View the recording of this session


Impact of COVID on Geneseo Work Environment

Julie Rao and David Parfitt

Presentation with open discussion

Value:  Sustainability


CAC Moderator:  Julie Rao

Using Slate to engage staff in assessment

Christie Smith, Margaret Foster

Planning a Data-Driven Comprehensive Campaign 

Chris Smith

Assessment of Student Civic Engagement During COVID-19 

Nick Palumbo

Panel presentation

Value: Civic Engagement


CAC Moderator:  Chris Smith







CAC Moderator: Melanie Blood


Financial Sustainability of the College

Julie Buehler, VIce President for Finance and Administration

Paul Morrell, ​​Assistant Vice President for Finance & Business Development

Presentations and discussion

Value: Sustainability

Register to attend via Zoom (not recorded)


Concurrent sessions are 50 minutes each and will allow time for questions