Academic Coordinator Presents at Assessment ConferenceJune 20, 2016
Louise Jones, Doug Koch and Cynthia Coleman presented at the Innovations in Assessment
Louise Jones, MEd, Academic Development Coordinator at GA-PCOM, presented at the Second
Annual ExamSoft Assessment Conference (EAC) which took place recently in Dallas, Texas.
The EAC focuses on improving teaching and learning experiences, and preparing students
for enhanced success post-graduation through assessment practices.
The theme for this year’s EAC was Innovations in Assessment and was created to encourage progress and invention when it comes to engaging faculty
in student assessment, reporting and learning analytics, understanding psychometric
data, developing and using rubrics, and using technology for the advancement of assessment.
Jones was selected to present a session on “Connecting the Dots: Creating Faculty
Development Sessions that Meet the Varied Needs of Faculty Members.” Faculty support
and development is near to her heart and is the focus of her work and research at
GA-PCOM. At the session, Jones was able to share the progress made in several GA-PCOM
course enhancement projects and receive essential feedback.
“Other institutions similar to ours are looking for professional development strategies,”
she explained. “They liked the innovative faculty-centered approach that we use here
Jones teamed up with Philadelphia-based colleagues, Doug Koch, Academic Development Coordinator for the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences and
Academic Coordinator Cynthia Coleman, to present “Rising from the Ashes of Chaos -
Harmonizing 5 Programs across an Institution,” at the conference as well.
Originally from Scotland, Jones has a background in both healthcare and education.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from The Queen’s College in Glasgow,
Scotland, before receiving a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Mercer
University in Atlanta, Georgia. Jones is currently working toward her Doctorate in
Educational Leadership at Mercer University. Her primary areas of interest include
teaching pedagogy, its efficiency and process in adult education, specifically in
the professional healthcare sciences offered at PCOM.
About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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