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Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning Kimberly Green

Kimberly Green

Director of the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning

Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning
Smith Center for Undergraduate Education  503L

Areas Served and Specialty Focus

Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning

  • Directs and manages the office for undergraduate program assessment, including revisioning and strategic planning; work with colleges, programs, and urban campuses to design and implement sustainable assessment of student learning for continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Reports academic program assessment data to support institutional accreditation.
  • Provides leadership in efforts to implement and assess responsive educational practices based on research in teaching and learning; develops workshops and resources for faculty, staff and administrators working to assess and improve student learning; helps foster communication across campuses.
  • Oversees online system for course evaluations and WSU’s transition to a new system, eXplorance Blue.
  • Interested in applying good practices in organizational change to meet the evolving needs of faculty, administration, staff and students.

Institutional Accreditation and Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), 2012-2015

  • Directed accreditation efforts and reporting institution-wide, under the NWCCU. In 2012 and 2013 coordinated transition to new standards and reporting cycle, involving all academic and service areas; produced the self-study reports and led planning for NWCCU reviews.
  • Interfaced with the NWCCU and served as a resource for WSU.
    • Contributed to institutional planning efforts to maintain WSU’s regional accreditation, serving on the Committee for Accountability, Assessment and Accreditation.
    • Facilitated discussions about policies and infrastructure for evaluation for ongoing improvement.


Kimberly has directed the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning since January 2011 and led WSU’s institutional accreditation from 2012-2015. Previously, as a learning designer with WSU’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), she partnered with faculty on designing assignments, learning activities, and courses; and using effective teaching techniques in traditional classrooms, LMS, or new technologies. She worked with faculty to design or assess high impact practices, including active learning techniques, undergraduate research, study abroad, and first year experience.

In addition to 13 years teaching experience in intensive English programs, Kimberly directed a Learning Center at UC Berkeley Extension that served 25 instructors and 2,000 students a year, provided tutoring and supplemental materials, and developed community service programs. She also taught at San Francisco State University, and at Yendi Secondary School, Ghana, as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Conference Presentations (selected)

  • Using Intentionally Designed Assignments to Foster and Assess Student Learning. Hutchings, Jordan-Fleming, and Green. Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, 10/2016.
  • Building Meaningful and Sustainable Assessment Systems: Policies and Practices. Green, Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, 10/2016.
  • Good Answers to Tough Questions. Stitt-Bergh, Green, Watanabe, Dueben, Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Milwaulkee, WI, 6/2016.
  • Sustainable Assessment: Roles, Responsibilities, and Rewards. Green and Carney, Poster presentation, Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Lexington, KY, 2015.
  • Group Take-Home Exams: Fostering Cooperativity and Student Learning with Discipline-Relevant, “Real World” Tasks. Anelli, Johnson, Galbraith, and Green, Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, Bethesda, MD, 5/2014.
  • Building a Culture of Assessment: A Consistent, Persistent, and Systematic Approach. Dueben, Carney, Green, Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Conference, Lexington KY, 2013.
  • Strategies for Meaningful Assessment Reporting. Carney, Dueben, Green, Morrison, Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Conference, Lexington KY, 2013.
  • The Cougs Abroad Blog Project: Can It Impact Student Learning? Chenoweth and Green, Poster presentation, Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, 5/2011.
  • Group Take-Home Exams: Promise, Pitfalls, and Possible Solutions. Anelli, Johnson, Galbraith, and Green, Pacific Branch Entomological Society of America, Hawaii, 3/2011.
  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes: Group Take-Home Exams in an Honors College Course. Anelli, Johnson, Galbraith, Green, WSU Academic Showcase, 3/2011.
  • Assessment of Information Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills in UH 290. Galbraith, Johnson, and Anelli, WSU Academic Showcase, 3/2009.
  • ePortfolios: Cross Campus and Community Collaborations. Poster presentation, Professional Organization of Faculty Developers (POD) Conference, Reno, NV, 10/2008.
  • WSU Cross Campus Collaboration: CTLT, Libraries, and the Honors College Revise the Honors Thesis Proposal Seminar. Green, Johnson, Anelli, WSU Academic Showcase, 3/2008.
  • ePortfolios: Workspace Meets Showcase. Poster presentation, Professional Organization of Faculty Developers (POD) Conference, Pittsburg, PA, 10/2007.
  • Increasing Student Satisfaction with Teacher – Tutoring Program. California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages State Conference, 4/1998.

Recent Publications and Grants

  • Assessing and Refining Group Take-Home Exams as Authentic, Effective Learning Experiences. Anelli, Johnson, Galbraith, and Green, Journal of College Science Teaching, 44, 5, May/June 2015.
  • Information Literacy Instruction & Assessment in an Honors College Science Fundamentals Course. Johnson, Galbraith, Anelli, and Green. College and Research Libraries, 2011.
  • Using Contemporary Evolution to Teach about the Nature of Science to Homeschoolers and Sunday Schoolers. Assessment plan for National Science Foundation Informal Science Education Planning Grant (WSU PIs Webster & Anelli), 2/2009.
  • Re-evaluating the Objectives for Undergraduate Research in STEM Fields. Findley, Green, Brown, Bahr, Frontiers in Education Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2007.

Awards and Service

  • WSU Woman of Distinction, 2013


M.A., Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language, San Francisco State University
B.A., English, University of California, Santa Barbara

Teaching Experience

English as a second language, courses for beginner through advanced international students
English composition for ELL students
Workshops on teaching practices and assessment for faculty and teaching assistants

Washington State University