Dr. Stevens’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:
Stevens is a full professor at Portland State University. Her interest in rubrics and assessment comes from her desire to help faculty save time in grading and engage students in learning. She co-authored Introduction To Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning, that is in its second edition. She has also co-authored two other books, Tenure in the Sacred Grove and Journal Keeping as well as numerous articles on teaching and learning in higher education.
At Portland State University, Stevens was the Faculty-in-Residence for Assessment. Currently, she is the Faculty-in-Residence for Academic Writing and is working on her next sole-authored book, Write More! Publish More! Stress Less! Her research revolves around ways to assist faculty to manage and succeed in their complex roles as teachers and researchers. She regularly consults nationally and internationally with university faculty on ways to effectively assess student learning through rubrics and to improve programs.
Stevens received her PhD in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University.