Darren Smith

Darren Smith

Director, Institutional Effectiveness, SACSCIC Accreditation Liaison, Valencia College

Darren has worked in higher education in both faculty and administrative roles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan, his master’s degree in biological sciences from Western Michigan University, and is currently in a doctoral program in educational research and policy analysis at North Carolina State University. Prior to coming to Valencia, Darren taught biology and was the Director of Institutional Effectiveness at Sampson Community College in Clinton, NC, and was an Education Policy Fellow at the University of North Carolina General Administration.

A6. Beyond Compliance: Assessment and Accreditation

Salon 14

The assessment of student learning outcomes is an important part of the regional accreditation process, and documenting it is critical for establishing compliance. It also forms a cornerstone of the critical examination of performance that is necessary to make continuous improvements in student success. This session will examine of the role of assessment in regional […]

Institutional Effectiveness

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