Category: International Education Research

Learning Outcomes Assessment and Sustainability: BEVI Research Indicators

Wednesday, May 31
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 81

This poster presents correlations between student ecological sensitivity and openness to global learning and how educators can integrate sustainability within their principles and practices of outcomes assessment.

Scott G. Blair

Director, Assessment and Sustainability
The Education Abroad Network
Chicago, IL

Scott G. Blair, Ph.D., is Director of Assessment and Sustainability at The EDUCATION ABROAD Network. Based in Paris, Scott has worked in education abroad for over 30 years—as university professor, onsite Academic Director, education consultant and Director of Assessment for US study abroad providers. Past Research & Scholarship Network Leader for the Teaching, Learning & Scholarship Knowledge Community of NAFSA, and member of Board of Directors at NSEE (National Society for Experiential Education), he advocates for assessing student learning outcomes in terms of climate sustainability, biodiversity and human equity. To implement the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) and in partnership with UN Sustainable Development Goals, he provides developmental support for Sulitest.org, an online survey tool that assesses Sustainability Literacy in both academic and corporate settings. He served on the faculties of the University of New Haven, the Institut National des Sciences Politiques, the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, and the American University of Paris. He has published research in assessment for Routledge, NAFSA and Frontiers and is a regular speaker at educational conferences on learning outcomes and sustainable program design in education abroad. Blair holds a doctorate in history from the Sorbonne, an MA in European history from Georgetown University, and a BA in English from Miami of Ohio.

Craig Shealy

Professor and Executive Director
James Madison University Office of International Programs
Harrisonburg, VA

Craig N. Shealy, PhD is professor of graduate psychology at James Madison University and executive director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute. Shealy’s research on the etiology, maintenance, and transformation of beliefs and values – explicated through equilintegration theory, the EI Self, and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) – is featured in a variety of publications and forums. The BEVI is used in a wide range of scholarly and applied contexts as well as the Forum BEVI Project, which assesses the processes and outcomes of international learning. A licensed clinical psychologist, Shealy received his PhD from Auburn University in 1992. He is President Elect (2016) of the American Psychological Association's Division of International Psychology, a recipient of the Early Career Award from the APA's Division of Psychotherapy, a Madison scholar at James Madison University, a Nehru chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.