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Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators - (WS28)

Monday, May 28
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PCC, Room 113C

Member Fee: $349.00 | Non-member Fee: $489.00 | Student Pricing: $149.00

Develop a solid foundation for implementing assessment and evaluation for your international education programs. Applying best practices of survey design, focus group, and interview protocols, participants will develop an assessment to meet the growing institutional demand for data-informed driven decisions.

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Amy Pojar, MA

Assistant Director, Research & Special Projects
University of California-Los Angeles-Dashew Center Int'l Students & Scholars

Amy Pojar is the Assistant Director, Research & Special Projects at the UCLA Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS). In this role, she manages a diverse portfolio of projects including departmental research and assessment; intercultural and inclusion training designed for students, staff, and faculty; intra/inter-group dialogue; an international service-learning program; and other projects as needed. Amy represents DCISS on with partners and external committees related to institutional research, international student mental health, campus climate, etc. She has presented at various local, regional, and national conferences. Amy is currently a Ph.D. candidate specializing in international and comparative education.

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Jennifer M. Creamer

Director, Center for Global Engagement
Robert Morris University

Jennifer Creamer, PhD, is the Director of Global Engagement at Robert Morris University where she oversees education abroad, international student services, and campus internationalization. A cultural anthropologist, Creamer has conducted qualitative research on the impact of study abroad and the international student experience. A member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps since 2010, she is an active trainer and presenter at national international education and anthropology conferences. In addition, she serves as the TLS content chair for the NAFSA 2018 National Conference. Creamer has experience studying abroad in Mexico and Japan in high school and college, teaching ESL in Japan, and leading Japanese students on short-term programs to the United States. She received her BA in anthropology and East Asian studies from Colby College and her PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Lisa D. Swaim

Assistant Director, Center for Global Engagement
Kenyon College

Lisa Swaim is the assistant director of the Center for Global Engagement at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she is responsible for international student advising and shares responsibility for study abroad advising and intercultural programming. She began her work in international education with the Peace Corps, teaching English as a Foreign Language in newly independent Ukraine. Swaim worked as an international student adviser at Southeastern University, Georgetown University, and The Ohio State University before joining Kenyon in 2007. In addition to international student advising, she has experience as a resident coordinator of the Middlebury School in Russia, a teacher of English as a Second Language at a variety of institutions in the United States, an adjunct instructor in global issues at Franklin University, and in international student recruitment. Swaim holds a BA in Russian studies from UCLA and an MA in intercultural relations with a focus on international student advising and international education from Lesley University. She is a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in the International Higher Education track, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development.

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Sarah-Katalina Gonzales

Director of Graduate Programs
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Sarah Gonzales is Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. At UNLV she is in charge of recruitment, marketing and admissions for non-JD programs including the LLM in Gaming Law. She was previously Assistant Director, and Director of Recruitment and Marketing at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Gonzales lived abroad for 15 years in China, Taiwan, Philippines, Columbia and Ecuador prior to settling in the US. In addition to her work in higher education, Gonzales serves the NAFSA: Association for International Educators on their Trainer Corp team teaching Intercultural Communication in Practice, Admissions and Placement of International Students, and Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators. She has also taught Cross Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management at Pepperdine Law for five years prior to joining UNLV, and is Coordinator of the Research Network for Families in Global Transition, a cross-cultural education and training organization for expats.

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