Mentoring Makes My Day
I have had the most unique life experiences that make me who I am today. From my experiences as a first-generation college student, to my family’s history as Holocaust survivors, to understanding what it is to have a parent incarcerated, to earning a 4.0 in post-graduate school, it has been a wild ride through life, family, school and work. These rich, sometimes very difficult experiences have shaped me and made me stronger. I bring this unique perspective with me everywhere I go and to every group that I teach. I am most thankful for having dynamic mentors who have helped me leverage these experiences and grow. Resilience, tenacity and courage are themes that must be shared with others. As a professor, higher-education assessment leader, and ed-venturer, I enjoy teaching and also learning what others in the field of online instruction, assessment and institutional effectiveness are doing. I choose to pay this forward by mentoring others. I am a bridge-builder, who encourages discussion, critical thinking and streamlining information management strategies to refine assessment processes and improve higher education practices. Customizable hybrid workshops, in-person interactive sessions and small or large group training are some models offered in the past.
If you are an ed-venturer, love teaching and learning, struggle to engage others in assessment or simply find Nikki’s story or experiences to resonate with you, she would love to hear from you! Consider becoming a mentor, learn abut the stories of others. Be part of the conversation and the movement to continuously strive for improvement by contacting her here.
Invite Nikki to speak at your organization, college, K-12 school, business, or leadership event. Nikki’s keynote style is interactive, reflective, energetic, humorous, and memorable. Choose from one of the topics Nikki is passionate about or custom create your own.
A mentor and teacher by training, Nikki’s workshops capitalize on the best in learning engagement. Workshops are tailored to meet the needs of your audience: leaders, college faculty, K-12 educators, business owners, and more.
Choose from one of the topics below or custom create your own:
- Assessment Leadership
- Online Teaching Strategies to Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Meeting Students Where they Are: Teaching Online for Positive Change
- Institutional Effectiveness
- Championing Change: Assessment and Accreditation to Fit Your Needs
- Non-Academic Assessment
After realizing the need existed, Nikki teamed up with fellow assessment leaders, and the amazing SUNY CPD to develop customized training and workshops designed to help institutions maximize assessment and accreditation efforts.
To make planning even simpler, visit https://cpd.suny.edu/index.cfm.
Check out the SUNY Center for Professional Development here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YAqLOeW24s
Assessment in Higher Education
Childrose, N.C. “The Building Blocks of Meaningful and Sustainable Assessment”. Assessment, Communications and Technology Conference. University at Albany, Albany, New York, January 8, 2018.
Childrose, N.C. “Organizational Effectiveness for Research Administration.” Breakthrough to Excellence 2017 Research Foundation Symposium. The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany New York. April 5-6, 2017.
Childrose, N.C. “Principles of Change: Effective Implementation of Assessment Programs for Student Success.” SUNY Albany Assessment Symposium. University at Albany, Albany, New York, 2015. (Panelist)
Childrose, N.C. “Linking Academic and Non-Academic Assessment.” ANNY Regional Conference at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry New York, 2015 (Panelist)
Childrose, N.C. “Development of the Non-Academic Assessment Resource Guide.” SUNY Council on Assessment, University of Buffalo, Buffalo New York, 2015.
Childrose, N.C. “Assessment in 3-D!” Assessment Network of New York, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, 2016.
Childrose, N.C., “Connecting the Dots: Your Roadmap to Meaningful, Sustainable Goal Alignment, Strategic Planning and Assessment.” SUNY Center for Professional Development, State University of New York, University at Albany, 2016. (Feature Speaker)
History, Political Science, Philosophy, Gender and Cultural Studies
Bauer, G. and Childrose, N. “Compassionate Community College Campaign: Farm Sanctuary”. Columbia-Greene Community College. Hudson, New York, 2013. (Feature Speakers)
Childrose, N.C. “The Gotsch Papers: Exploring our Roots. The Gemini Series Concert Lecture.” Columbia-Greene Community College. Hudson, New York, 2016. (Feature Speaker)
Childrose, N.C. “The Facts of Life: Gender and Domesticity in 19th Century New England.” Hudson Area Public Library, Presented by the Women’s Fortnightly Club. Hudson, New York, 2016. (Feature Speaker)
Childrose, N.C. “Suffragettes: 100 Years, 10 Stories, from Hudson: We’re Counting.” Hudson Area Public Library, Presented by the History Room. Hudson, New York, 2017. (Feature Speaker)
Childrose, N.C. “How the World Was Won: Imperialism and Global Development from the 1800’s to Now.” The Gemini Series Concert Lecture. Columbia-Greene Community College. Hudson, New York, 2017.
Effective Teaching Practices
Childrose, N.C. and Roberts, S. Successful Teaching Tips for the “Most Important Day”. Institute for Community College Development Mid-Hudson. Sullivan County Community College. Loch Sheldrake, New York, 2012. (Conference Presentation)
Online, Remote, Hyflex Instruction
Childrose, N.C. and Hills, S. Overcoming Hurdles to Virtual Learning. Innovations 2021. League for Innovation in the Community College. 2021 (Webinar)
Childrose, N.C. and Hills, S. Overcoming Hurdles to Virtual Learning With the Student Passport Experience. SUNY Online Education Week 2021. SUNY Online. 2021 (Webinar)
Childrose, N.C. and Jones, K. Best Practices for Online Assessment. SUNY Remote Teaching Clinic. Best Practices for Online Assessment. SUNY Center for Professional Development. March 27, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HELVVP34Oo&list=PL2s9RSt3uchiCvWy5ZUT1pVlgh10HZtQu&index=25
Childrose, N.C. and Van Zile-Tamsen, C. Alternative Assessment Strategies for Remote Instruction. SUNY Remote Teaching Clinic. SUNY Center for Professional Development. March 28, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3kgusVntDk&list=PL2s9RSt3uchiCvWy5ZUT1pVlgh10HZtQu&index=27