Document Type


Streaming Media



Publication Date

Spring 3-14-2023


Assessment data can be a valuable tool to explore inequities on campus and move to remedy them. But assessment itself is not apolitical or objective and the approaches we use and the mindfulness with which we conduct assessment can advance equity in higher education or perpetuate inequities and cause harm. This session will highlight the critical role of cultivating individual awareness as assessors; discuss the context and scholarly history of equity-centered and equity-minded assessment; share frameworks for considering various approaches to centering equity in assessment; and provide some examples of practice and resources. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on how their current assessment practice centers equity and consider where they have influence to impact systemic change via more equitable and equity-centered assessment.


This opening keynote was shared by Dr. Anne E. Lundquist, (Director and Assistant Professor at The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice in the Department of Urban Health and Population Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University), on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, as a part of the Western Michigan University Measures of Success Educator Impact Series.