Meet Dr. Nancy Barrett, Coordinator of Assessment and Accreditation for the College of Education and Human Services at UIS. Dr. Barrett joined our team this September with an EDD in Program Evaluation and Continuing Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As Coordinator of Assessment and Accreditation, she works with department heads and faculty identifying assessment needs and helping to build a system to address those needs. She enjoys helping programs identify future needs, methods of improving what is currently occurring, and demonstrating the department’s outcomes to outside sources such as ISBE.
Dr. Barrett also is involved with CASL, a university wide program at UIS that helps diverse programs improve the way they assess student learning outcomes. She says that she has always appreciated the UIS mission which emphasizes student learning. Dr. Barrett feels a ‘great fit’ with UIS, saying “I continue to be impressed by faculty dedication and hope to contribute to their continuing success”.
We would also like to congratulate Dr. Barrett on Western Washington University Human Services Program adopting her book , Program Evaluation: A Step-by-Step Guide, for their winter class, HSP 485: Program Planning and Evaluation. Well done, Nancy!