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Dr. Brydges named SUNY Potsdam's Director of Academic Assessment

SUNY Potsdam’s former coordinator of assessment, Dr. Bruce Carl Brydges, has been selected for the position of director of academic assessment in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. He began his new duties in July. Dr. Brydges will oversee assessment and institutional research functions to create a culture of evidence and continuous improvement by facilitating the use of meaningful data in decision making and planning. He will lead and implement the institutional outcomes assessment plan and coordinate large-scale assessment projects, including institution-wide surveys and special assessment projects requiring extensive logistical planning and implementation. Dr. Brydges continues to serve as a research consultant with Potsdam Institute of Applied Research, where he is currently the lead evaluator for the No Child Left Behind Title IIB Mathematics Science Partnership Program with St. Lawrence/Lewis BOCES and Clarkson University. Previously, he was the coordinator of institutional research and outcomes assessment at Clarkson University. He also served as the associate dean of academic advising, a program professor of applied research/criminal justice/human services and professor of applied research child and youth studies in the Fischler School of Education and Human Services at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Brydges holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and psychology and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toronto. He earned a Master of Education degree in counselor education from Wayne State University and a Master of Divinity degree in theology from the University of Winnipeg. His Doctor of Education degree is from Nova Southeastern University. Most recently, Dr. Brydges has co-authored with Dr. Sue Powers, Dean of Engineering at Clarkson University, “Successful Institutionalization of a K-12 - University STEM Partnership Program,” which won the Best Conference Paper Award at the 115th Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference & Exposition. He also co-authored “Improving the Quality of University Libraries Through Citation Mining and Analysis using Two New Dissertation Bibliometric Assessment Tools,” which was presented at the Annual Meeting of The World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council in Oslo, Norway.

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