Presentations

2017

Swarat, S., & Babcock, J. (2017). Improving teamwork assessment: Examples and applicationsPDF File Opens in new window . Mihaylo Annual Assessment Conference XXI,  Fullerton, CA.

Babcock, J., & Swarat, S. (2017). Uniting a large campus towards institutional mission through assessmentPDF File Opens in new window . WSCUC Academic Resource Conference , San Diego, CA.

Swarat, S., Dabirian, A., Galano, P., & Badal, M. (2017). What happens in a high impact practice: Using technology to understand student experiencePDF File Opens in new window . WSCUC Academic Resource Conference , San Diego, CA.

Swarat, S., Wrynn, A., Babcock, J., & Oliver, P. (2017). Scholarship of assessment: An effective way to engage facultyPDF File Opens in new window . WSCUC Academic Resource Conference , San Diego, CA.

Wrynn, A., & Swarat, S. (2017).  Engaging faculty in curriculum and assessment: What works (and what doesn’t).  Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, San Francisco, CA.

Patel, N., Maleky, N., Babcock, J., & Swarat, S. (2017). High impact interventions to enhance student learning of stem cell biology specific knowledge and skillsPDF File Opens in new window Southern California PKAL Regional Network Annual Meeting , San Diego, CA.

Babcock, J., & De La Torre, Y. (2017). Understanding the Black male student experience and promoting their successPDF File Opens in new window . AAC&U Diversity, Learning, and Student Success Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

2016

Babcock, J., & Swarat, S. (2016). Moving data from appendices into action: Reflecting on Program Performance Review Round Table Discussion. 41st Annual CAIR Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Babcock, J., Swarat, S., & Nwosu, P. (2016). Assessing institutional effectiveness through program review meta-analysisPDF File Opens in new window . Mihaylo Annual Assessment Conference XX,  Fullerton, CA.

Swarat, S., McMahan, S., & Dabirian, A. (2016). Assessing high impact practices: Conceptual framework and preliminary findings. Mihaylo Annual Assessment Conference XX,  Fullerton, CA.

Swarat, S., Wyrnn A., Foster, B., Praitis, I., Westbrook, S., & Nwosu, P. (2016). General education pathways to success: The impact of GE Pathways on student writingPDF File Opens in new window . Annual Meeting of the Association of American College and Universities,  Washington, DC.

McMahan, S., Dabirian, A., & Swarat, S. (2016). Scaling up high-impact practices: Challenges and solutions at a large regional university.  Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities,  Washington, DC.

Babcock, J., Swarat, S., & Nwosu, P. (2016). What happens to all the reports: A meta-analysis approach to enhance transparency of quality assurance processesPDF File Opens in new window . WSCUC Academic Resource Conference,  Garden Grove, CA.

Swarat, S., Nwosu, P., & Babcock, J. (2016). A model of distributed leadership: How to engage a large campus in assessmentPDF File Opens in new window . WSCUC Academic Resource Conference,  Garden Grove, CA.

Dabirian, A., Swarat, S., & McMahan, S. (2016). Tracking student real-time experiences in HIPs through a mobile applicationPDF File Opens in new window . WSCUC Academic Resource Conference,  Garden Grove, CA.

2015

Babcock, J., Swarat, S., Nwosu, P., & McMahan, S. (2015). Elevating Program Review Beyond the ProgramPDF File Opens in new window . 40th Annual CAIR Conference,  San Francisco, CA.

Swarat, S., Orr, M., & Gorman, N. (2015). Building a Better Buy-in: Toward a university-wide community of online course quality assurancePDF File Opens in new window . 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Orlando, FL.

Swarat, S., & Sullivan, E. (2015). Defining and measuring High Impact Practices: A CSU Fullerton case studyPDF File Opens in new window . WASC Academic Resource Conference, Oakland, CA.

Swarat, S., Nwosu, P. & Cruz, J. (2015). The ownership of assessment: Promoting a faculty-driven approach to assess student learningPDF File Opens in new window .  WASC Academic Resource Conference, Oakland, CA.

Babcock, J., Swarat, S., & LaCount, S. (2015). Enhancing the efficiency of assessment documentation through Compliance AssistPDF File Opens in new window . WASC Academic Resource Conference,Oakland, CA.

Gorman, N., Orr, M., & Swarat, S. (2015). Building a quality assurance network for online courses: Early successes and lessons learnedPDF File Opens in new window . Mihaylo Annual Assessment Conference XIX, Fullerton, CA. 

Babcock, J., Swarat, S., & Nwosu, P. (2015). Assessment documentation: Designing and implementing an online systemPDF File Opens in new window . Mihaylo Annual Assessment Conference XIX, Fullerton, CA.  

Burnaford, J. L., Casem, M. L., Dickson, K. A., Forsgren, K. L., Hoese, W. J., & Swarat, S. (2015). BURST FORTH: A Pilot Program Incorporating Authentic Biology Research Experiences Into Freshman OrientationPDF File Opens in new window . Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, FL.

Burnaford, J. L., Casem, M. L., Dickson, K. A., Forsgren, K. L., Hoese, W. J., & Swarat, S. (2015). The CSUF Biology Undergraduate Research Scholars Training Program (BURST): to expose, engage, and immerse undergraduates in biological researchPDF File Opens in new window . CSU STEM Collaboratives Summit, Pomona, CA.

2014

Sullivan, E., Swarat, S., Moon, H. S., & Karimi, A. (2014). Case study research: Establishing expectations for campus approved High Impact Practices (HIPs)PDF File Opens in new window . California Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.   

Publications

2017

Swarat, S., Oliver, P. H., Tran, S., Childers, J. G., Tiwari, B., & Babcock, J. L. (2017). How disciplinary differences shape student learning outcome assessment: A case studyOpens in new window . AERA Open, 3(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858417690112

Research & Funded Projects

2017 – 2018 Enhancing Academic Quality in Online Courses Program ($17,200), CSU Office of the Chancellor

2016 – 2017 Enhancing Academic Quality in Online Courses Program ($19,548), CSU Office of the Chancellor

2015 – 2017 Action Research Projects ($200,000), CSU Office of the Chancellor

Project: Men of Color: A Ground-up Approach to Understand Contributing Factors to Academic Persistence

2015 – 2016 Enhancing Academic Quality in Online Courses Program ($20,000), CSU Office of the Chancellor

2014 – 2015 Enhancing Academic Quality in Online Courses Program ($19,847), CSU Office of the Chancellor

2013 – 2014 Enhancing Academic Quality in Online Courses Program ($12,000), CSU Office of the Chancellor