WCET's 28th Annual Meeting

Director, Learning, Assessment, and Online Education
University of Rhode Island
Diane J. Goldsmith joined the team at the University of Rhode Island as the director of Learning, Assessment, and Online Education in 2012. Previously, Goldsmith served as the executive director as well as the dean of Planning, Research, and Assessment for the Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium. As such, she designed a student online course evaluation Instrument, conducted research on student learning online and faculty teaching online and developed Performance Indicators for the annual CT Department of Higher Education report. She was the principal investigator for two FIPSE and three Davis Educational Foundation grants which were used to develop collaborative academic support services including etutoring.org, academic success coaching, and an ePortfolio system. Goldesmith's research has been focused on online learning and teaching, as well as gender and women studies. She has presented at numerous National and Statewide Conferences including multiple presentations for Academic Impressions, WCET, NERCOMP and the National Association of Women in Education.