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Keynote Speaker: Linda Suskie

- Assessment Consultant
- Author of Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide LindaSuskie

  • Linda is an internationally recognized speaker, writer, workshop facilitator, and consultant on a broad variety of higher education assessment and accreditation topics. The second edition of her book Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (Jossey-Bass) is one of the best-selling books on assessment in higher education.



B.A. in Quantitative Studies from Johns Hopkins University
M.A. in Educational Measurement and Statistics from the University of Iowa. 

Professional Experience:

  • Effective January 1, 2012, Linda is working exclusively as a freelance consultant and workshop facilitator for colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
  • Linda has served for seven years as a Vice President at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an accreditor of colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Prior positions include serving as Associate Vice President for Assessment & Institutional Research at Towson University and as Director of the American Association for Higher Education's Assessment Forum. Her over 35 years of experience in college and university administration include work in assessment, institutional research, strategic planning, and quality management.
  • Linda has taught graduate courses in assessment and educational research methods and undergraduate courses in writing, statistics, and developmental mathematics.

 Recent Publications:

Suskie, L. (2010, Oct. 26). Why are we assessing? Inside Higher Ed.

Suskie, L. (2009). Assessing student learning: A common sense guide (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Suskie, L. (2008). Using assessment results to inform teaching practice and promote lasting learning. In Joughin, G. (Ed.), Assessment, learning and judgement in higher education. New York: Springer.
Suskie, L. (2008). Understanding the nature and purpose of assessment. In Spurlin, J., Rajala, S., & Lavelle, J. (Eds.), Designing better engineering education through assessment: A practical resource for faculty and department chairs on using assessment and ABET criteria to improve student learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus


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