Finney and Horst Speak at Carnegie Mellon University

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

By: Assessment & Measurement Program

Carnegie Mellon

Drs. Sara Finney & Jeanne Horst traveled to Carnegie Mellon University on May 5 – 8 to participate in the 2019 Summit of the Empirical Educators Project (EEP). EEP is a network of people and organizations dedicated to the proposition that our institutions of higher education must and can transform themselves from the inside to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. 

During the meeting, Dr. Sara Finney presented with Dr. Marsha Lovett regarding the collaboration between James Madison University and Carnegie Mellon University that grew out of last year’s EEP summit at Stanford University.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Simon Initiative unveiled a suite of tools, software, and content created to support high-quality, evidence-based teaching, learning, and assessment. This suite of tools is a product of over $100 million of research and development.

Other formal presentations focused on 1) barriers to faculty adopting evidence-based practice, 2) IRB applications for educational research, 3) how a university and its educational research transformed a local community, and 4) the technique of causal inferencing in learning science.

JMU and CMU will continue their collaboration with the most immediate project being a webinar on learning improvement for Educause.

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Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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