Student Assessment Symposium

Online Student Assessments and Academic Integrity

Friday, March 26, 2021  |  9am-12:30pm 

Academic Technology Services and The CSULB Faculty Center are co-hosting this event to explore a broad range of assessment issues. We'll be discussing different forms of assessment (online and alternative forms), equity issues, academic integrity, technology options, security, and privacy.

Program Agenda
 Time  Description
9am-9:10am Welcome













james lang
Keynote Speaker:  James Lang

James M. Lang is a Professor of English and the Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. He is the author of six books, the most recent of which are Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It (Basic Books, 2020), Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016), and Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Lang writes a monthly column on teaching and learning for The Chronicle of Higher Education; his work has been appearing in the Chronicle since 1999. His book reviews and public scholarship on higher education have appeared in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Conversation, Time, the Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune.

He edits a series of books on teaching and learning in higher education for West Virginia University Press; he co-edited the second book in the series, Teaching the Literature Survey Course: New Strategies for College Faculty (2018).

He has conducted workshops on teaching for faculty at more than a hundred colleges or universities in the US and abroad, and consulted for the United Nations on the development of teaching materials in ethics and integrity for college faculty. In September of 2016 he received a Fulbright Specialist grant to work with three universities in Colombia on the creation of a MOOC on teaching and learning in STEM education.

Lang has a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in English from St. Louis University, and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University. You can follow him on Twitter at @LangOnCourse or learn more at



  • Facilitator:  Mike Solt
  • Daniel Whisler
  • Jonathan Phan
  • Joshua Cotter
  • Lori Brown

Faculty Panel 1:  Student Academic Integrity

  • Cheating and students’ use of web services for final papers
  • Securing online exams
  • Live proctoring of tests
  • Usage of cameras and related devices
  • Techniques, strategies, and tools used for online assessments/quizzes/exams/assignments
  • Do's & don'ts and successes & challenges of student online assessment
10:40am-10:50am Break



  • Facilitator: Shariq Ahmed
  • Stacy A. Griffin
  • Jelena Trajkovic
  • Linda Kiltz
  • Sam Anvari
  • Sabrina Landa

Faculty Panel 2:  Nuances of Online Student Assessment

  • Equity issues
  • Accessibility issues
  • Inclusive pedagogy
  • Alternative forms of assessment (out of the box technologies/tools used)
  • Techniques and strategies (related to: equity, accessibility, and alternative assessment)
  • Do's & don’ts and successes & challenges (related to equity, accessibility, and alternative assessment)
11:30am-11:35am Mini Break

Vendor Demos: Gradescope, PlayPosit, Poll Everywhere

Vendors will cover aspects of using their tools to enhance and improve assessments.

12:30pm Closing Remarks

Event Recording