Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Tara Rose

Dr. Tara Rose is the Director of Assessment at Louisiana State University, serving since 2018. Working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators, she leads academic quality efforts at the course, program, and university levels that reflect current trends and best practices in higher education. Tara has 20 years of experience in assessment and outcomes analyses. She began her career with a nonprofit organization and has also spent time at the state level working for the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. She previously served as the Director of Assessment at the University of Kentucky and has also taught at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Homeland Security. 

In 2019, Dr. Rose was appointed as Senior Fellow with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  Since 2010, Tara has participated as a Board Member of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), previously holding the position of President in AY 2015-16.

Dr. Rose holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration, a Master in Public Administration (both from Walden University), an MS in Criminal Justice, and a BS in Corrections and Juvenile Services (both from Eastern Kentucky University). 


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