February 27, 2020
Atlanta, Georgia

Resources for Registrants

Many of our presenters have provided slides or other resources that are linked under the corresponding session in the agenda below. You can find the session descriptions and other details in the printed program (download the PDF here).

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.Registration and Breakfast Conversations / Cohort Meet-Ups
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.Opening SessionsChoose from two concurrent opening sessions with AAQEP leaders: one for newcomers and the other for those already familiar with AAQEP.

Exploring AAQEP and the Accreditation Conversation

Refreshing the Accreditation Conversation: New Rules, New Roles

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.Block 1 – Concurrent Sessions

Ready, Set, Go: Preparing Your AAQEP Proposal

Jessica Miranda, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Making Sense of Messy Data in Accreditation and Assessment

Ray Francis, Central Michigan University; Mark Deschaine, University of Mississippi

How Bemidji State University Successfully Developed and Uses an Internal Audit Report Process

Amanda Chesley and Margaret Lubke, Bemidji State University


A Winning Combination: Growing Candidate Excellence Plus Solving a Substitute Shortage

Jill Hutcheson and Janette Ralston, Lindenwood University


Examining Educator Preparation Completer Impact on K-12 Student Learning: Learning From Colleagues

Colleen MacKinnon, Independent Consultant; Mary Yakimowski, Samford University; Nancy DeJarnette and Allen Cook, University of Bridgeport; Amy Benton, Samford University

Effectively Sharing Your Program’s Story: Writing the AAQEP Quality Assurance Report



10:45 – 11:15 a.m.COFFEE BREAK – Sponsored by Educational Testing Service
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Block 2 – Concurrent Sessions

The Accreditation Proposal: Reflection and Improvement

Francesca Durand, The Sage Colleges

Addressing Fairness and Trustworthiness in an Assessment System

Josh Fyman and Stephanie Schneider, SUNY Old Westbury

The Skyfactor Solution: Leveraging Alumni Relationships to Improve Teacher Education

Trace Lahey and Lisa Rizopoulos, Manhattan College


The Role of the Lead Mentor Teacher in a Cooperating School Field Experience Placement

Jessica Essary, Cazenovia College


Clinical Practice: A Discussion on Clinical Partnerships, Mentor Development, and MOUs

Rodrick Lucero, National Center for Clinical Practice in Educator Preparation

Meet the Accreditation Commission: Overview of the Decision-Making Process

Joe Lubig, Northern Michigan University; Virginia Goatley, University at Albany; Rebecca Pelton, Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education; Gina Pepin, Escanaba Area Public Schools; Deborah Rickey, Grand Canyon University; Sylvia Read, Utah State University

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.LUNCH – Take to breakout rooms for conversation, or to the theater for casual Q&A with staff
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.Sponsored Sessions / Demos

Innovation Conversation: Models for Extended Clinical Experiences in State-Wide Teacher Education Programs

Leigh Yannuzzi, SUNY Empire State College 

Strengthening the Teacher Pipeline

Clyde Reese and Travis Rodgers, Educational Testing Service

Using Data Effectively for Program and Candidate Improvement

Dara Wexler, Watermark

Dashboard Demonstration: Connecting Preservice and In-Service Data for Program Improvement

Cari Reddick, UPD Consulting

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.Block 3 – Concurrent Sessions

Unpacking the Accreditation Journey: A Visual Trail

Marina Gair and Lisa Paolucci, St. Francis College

Lessons Learned From an AAQEP Site Visit

Jeannette Jones, Joanna Crowell-Dreiling, and Daniel Sessions, American InterContinental University; Sara Hiller, AAQEP

Reimagining Partnerships From the Inside Out: Implementing IPE Learning Experiences in Teacher Education

Jenn Rogers and Dana Kennamer, Abilene Christian University

Online Rural Mentoring and Data Collection Networks for New Educators

Joe Lubig, Northern Michigan University


AAQEP Ambassador Activities, Opportunities, and Expectations

Teresa Doughty and Casey Graham Brown, University of Texas at Arlington; Nancy Brown and Stephanie Schneider, SUNY Old Westbury; Deborah Rickey, Grand Canyon University; Sylvia Read, Utah State University

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.COFFEE BREAK – Sponsored by Weave Education
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.Block 4 – Concurrent Sessions

Professional Dispositions: Fundamental to Success

Catherine Snyder and Nicki Foley, Clarkson University

Four Steps for Incorporating AAQEP Standards Into a Continuous Improvement Process

Jeannette Jones, Joanna Crowell-Dreiling, and Daniel Sessions, American InterContinental University

Meeting the Twin Aims of Accountability and Continuous Improvement: Utah State University’s Lived Experience

Sylvia Read, Utah State University


Accreditation, Curriculum Mapping, Assessment Tools, and Faculty Buy-In: Insights from the Faculty Frontline

Jasmin Cowin, Touro College


Use of the Simulation-Based Learning Tool, simSchool, for Collection of Qualitative and Quantitative Data for All AAQEP Standards

Marka Ormsby and Robin Daniel, Tech Matters LLC

Effectively Sharing Your Program’s Story: Writing the AAQEP Quality Assurance Report


5:00 ­– 6:00 p.m.Closing Reception

Special Thanks

AAQEP is grateful to Educational Testing Service, Charter Sponsor for the Quality Assurance Symposium!

The AAQEP Events Committee makes this symposium possible:

  • Deborah Banker, Tarleton State University
  • Susan Courey, Touro University
  • Ray Francis, Central Michigan University
  • Jeannette Jones, American InterContinental University
  • Jerry Rivera-Wilson, University at Albany
  • Denise Staudt, University of the Incarnate Word
  • Edwin Tjoe, St. John’s University
  • Trina Lynn Yearwood, Long Island University
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