- EDD, Harvard University (Higher Education)
- MED, Harvard University (Higher Education)
- BA, Goshen College (Education)
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Originally from Hesston, Kansas, Scott Barge has more than 15 years of experience in a variety of higher education contexts. Since being introduced to the idea of institutional research as a student assistant to Goshen College Provost John D. Yordy, Scott has continued to cultivate a passion for using research to inform college and university decision-making and strategy. After earning a bachelor’s degree at Goshen College, he spent three years at LCC International University, in Klaipeda, where he now serves on the board of directors. In 2011 he completed six years of graduate study at Harvard University, earning both master’s and doctoral degrees with an emphasis on quantitative methods for assessment and evaluation in higher education. During his graduate studies, he gained first-hand experience as a research analyst in the Institutional Research office at MIT and through various domestic and international consulting projects.
In 2011 Scott returned to his alma mater, Goshen College, to serve as the director of assessment and institutional research. Over his five years at GC, he provided leadership to various accreditation and strategic planning processes including the successful 2015 comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. During the 2015-16 academic year, Scott served as interim vice president for enrollment and marketing.
In 2016, Scott began at EMU. His main areas of responsibility are strategic planning, assessment, institutional research, accreditation, analytics, and oversight of campus technology. From time to time, Scott teaches EMU courses on statistics and research methods.
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
2014 – Using Student Work for Core Curriculum Assessment: An E‐Portfolio‐Based Approach. Presentation at Association of American Colleges & Universities General Education and Assessment: Disruptions, Innovations, and Opportunities, Portland, OR.
2013 – Studying Study Abroad: Using E-Portfolios to Gather Evidence of Student Learning on Goshen College’s Study Service Term. Presentation at Indiana Unviersity-Purdue University Indianapolis Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.
2013 – ePortfolio Metadata: Using Tags to Increase Authenticity in Assessing Outcomes. Presentation at Association of American Colleges & Universities General Education and Assessment, Boston, MA.
2010 – Are they serious? Computing an index to evaluate survey respondents‘ effort and the quality of their responses. Presentation at Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, Chicago, IL.
2010 – Developing standards for PBL. Keynote presentation at international conference: Visions, Challenges and Strategies for Problem Based Learning, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.
2010 – Developing a campus assessment system. Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
2009 – Public and private? Using students’ academic engagement to understand one dimension of quality in Lithuanian higher education institutions. Paper presented at the European Higher Education Society Forum, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2009 – Is LCC education more engaging? Preliminary findings from a multi-university study of students’ academic experiences at universities in Lithuania. LCC International University Lecture Series, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
2009 – Is non-state education more engaging? Preliminary findings from a multi-university study of students’ academic experiences at universities in Lithuania. ISM University of Management and Economics Faculty Research Forum,Vilnius, Lithuania.
Church, Community and Professional Service
- LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania – Board of Directors, 2011 to present
Honors, Awards and Grants
- 2008-09 – J. William Fulbright Fellowship – United States Department of State
- 2006-2010 – Presidential Doctoral Fellowship – Harvard University
STAT 220 – Inferential Statistics