Keynote Address by Dr. Timothy Brophy, Director of Institutional Assessment at UF, on Thursday

Dr. Timothy Brophy, Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Florida and Professor of Music Education, will give a Keynote Address on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Stetson Room on “Arts Assessment Rising: Music Assessment Systems in the United States,” sponsored by the Stetson School of Music with support from the Stetson Artists & Lecturers Series.

Dr. Brophy is an assessment expert and researcher with advanced knowledge of organizational assessment systems and institutional, program and academic assessment. He has a new book on the topic set to be released this spring. The speech is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

He will be visiting campus on Feb. 7-8 as part of the Stetson Artists & Lecturers Series residency, meeting with faculty and administrators regarding School of Music assessment. Also, on Friday afternoon, Feb. 8, he will meet with Music Education majors to discuss “Music Assessment Practices: The Big Picture,” covering international and U.S. approaches to assessment in music.

“Assessment is the buzz word in academia right now, whether it’s higher ed or K-12, and especially in the state of Florida,” said John Lychner, Ph.D., Director of Music Education in the Stetson School of Music. “We’re trying to figure out the best ways to assess and manage data on student achievement.
 
“Dr. Brophy is a music person … but his experience in assessment is so deep and broad that he can address anyone’s issues in regard to assessment,” Lychner said. 

Faculty and administrators on campus who would like to be included in a meeting with Dr. Brophy should contact John Lychner at jlychner@stetson.edu.