Assessment and Evaluation for Higher Education

A Stream on “Assessment and Evaluation for Higher Education in a Global World”
3rd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
8-11 July 2019, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Assessment and Evaluation for Higher Education in a Global World” as part of the 3rd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”, 8-11 July 2019, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education.

How we assess and evaluated students, learning outcomes, and institutional effectiveness often drives pedagogical, curricular, and policy decision making. What we assess determines what we do in higher education. Mere facts and content are no longer sufficient for assessing student (and institutional) development in an increasingly global world. There are broader considerations for graduates to be successful in the global world. Generalized skills, abilities, and other dispositions (such as critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, creativity among others) should be assessed and evaluated in order to motivate institutions and faculty to innovate for continuing quality enhancement. The way we judge this endeavor known as higher education has wide ranging implications for the global world, which include influence on educational policy and pedagogy as well as psychological, sociological, economic, and cultural effects derived from higher education. Therefore, this stream encourages submissions from the fields of educational measurement and evaluation, policy and pedagogy, psychology, sociology, economics, and philosophy.

You may participate as presenter of one paper or an observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 27 May 2019 to: Dr. Matthew J. Zagumny, Professor, Department of Counseling & Psychology, Tennessee Tech University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

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