Texas Association for Higher Education Assessment
September 27-29, 2021
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The Texas Association for Higher Education Assessment Conference Registration Now Open!

A Message from TxAHEA

Dear TxAHEA Friends:

We know this is a difficult time for all of us in higher education as we face a great deal of uncertainty, especially with the recent emergence of the COVID-19 Delta variant within our communities. We remain hopeful that we can gather together in late September 2021 to continue our conversations around assessment, accreditation, and student learning.

We are planning on an in-person conference, although we are pleased to announce that we are also offering a virtual conference option. We hope that you’ll join us either virtually or in-person. Please click on one of the registration buttons above!

If you have any questions about TxAHEA email txahea@ttu.edu, and we’ll get back to you right away!

With gratitude,
Jennifer Hughes (President)
Lea Campbell (President-Elect)
Kahlie Callison (Secretary)
Dan Stroud (Treasurer)

Conference Mission

The goal of this conference is to bring together higher education professionals across Texas and the surrounding states to share ideas and information about accreditation and assessment.

Conference Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker - Timothy S. Brophy

Timothy S. Brophy

Keynote topic: Fairness and Equity in Assessment

Timothy S. Brophy is Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Florida and Professor of Music Education. He has developed and implements the University of Florida Assessment System that is a model for comprehensive, decentralized research institutions, and his work was recognized with the University of Florida’s 2020 Excellence in Assessment designee by the AAC&U, the APLU, and NILOA. Dr. Brophy has served as the University of Florida’s accreditation liaison since 2000, and in December 2020 he was awarded the Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Award by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Dr. Brophy has extensive experience with test development and data collection processes and knows large-scale assessment structures and processes, policy, and state and national assessment issues. He has taught graduate courses in measurement and evaluation, and possesses working knowledge of psychometrics, classic test theory, and item response theory.

Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Assistant Dean for Research, Technology, and Administrative Affairs in the College of the Arts and a member of the music education faculty in the School of Music. He has authored three books, published numerous articles and book chapters, seven volumes of selected papers from the International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME, 2007-2019), and is sole editor and contributing author of the two-volume Oxford Handbook on Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education. Dr. Brophy has conducted workshop sessions and conference presentations throughout the United States, and in Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan.

Our Executive Committee

Jennifer S. Hughes


Texas Tech University

Lea Campbell


University of Houston - Downtown

Kahlie Callison


Texas Tech University

Dan Stroud


West Texas A&M University

Our Planning Committee

David Allen | Texas Christian University
Tramaine Anderson | Odessa College
Karol Batey | Texas A&M International University
Bryson Carroll | Texas Tech University
Rebecca Escoto | North Lake College
Kim Faris | University of North Texas
Amanda Harrison | Palo Alto College
Brandy Hawkins | Angelo State University
Paul Henley | Stephen F. Austin State University
Mark Knowles | Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Lynn Manganaro | Texas A&M International University
Marlon Mote | Tarrant County College

Jennifer Nailos | The University of Texas at Austin
Rosalind Ong | San Antonio College
Kara Page | Texas Tech University
Stacy Pfluger | Angelina College
Terry A. Senne | Texas Woman’s University
Kenny Shatley | Texas Tech University
Alison Soeder | Texas A&M University – Commerce
Libby Spradlin | Texas Tech University
Dan Stroud | West Texas A&M University
Blake Tritico | University of Houston - Downtown
Gracie Williams | Tarrant County College
Beth Wuest | Texas State University

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