Dr. Black began her work with UNC in 2001, and has served as the Director of Assessment since 2006. Her responsibilities include leading UNC’s regional accreditation activities, administering program review, and designing professional development on assessment. She worked with faculty and members of the University Assessment Council to establish UNC’s Faculty Assessment Fellows model, design the Assessment Leadership Institute, and sponsor an annual Assessment Fair and mini-grant competition.
In 2014, Dr. Black was invited to present a workshop on regional accreditation at the ACPA Student Affairs Assessment Institute, and she has also presented nationally on program review, student persistence, staff development, and undergraduate research. Her professional activities include serving as a reviewer for the Journal of College Student Retention and reader for federal grants such as FIPSE, Title III, and GEAR UP. She holds a Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs leadership, M.A.s in counseling and English, and a B.A. in English, all from UNC.
“The best part of my job is the time spent working with faculty and staff to find strategies for improving student learning and strengthening programs,” she says.
Units included in the Division of Academic Effectiveness:
The Higher Learning Commission, regional accreditation, program review, and learning outcomes assessment.