Meet the Team
Director, Learning Assessment
Nichole has worked in higher education over the past 8 years with a focus on outcomes-based practices and assessment methods that inform curriculum, especially rubric design to support curricular alignment and scaffolding learning activities that culminate in summative assessments. Her pedagogical experience includes years in the classroom as a full-time Humanities Instructor at Valencia College. Prior to that she also taught Quantitative Reasoning at Rollins College and worked with their TRIO grant programs teaching rising first-generation college students through Upward Bound. Nichole earned a Bachelor's in Mathematics and a Master's in Liberal Studies, both from Rollins College. She worked for several years as a faculty member supporting the Developmental Education Initiative at Valencia College focusing on college success skills. Nichole participated in the development of Valencia’s QEP in the Big Meetings, reading discussion groups, and the co-curricular task force. Her work as co-chair of the Internationalizing the Curriculum Committee was integral to Valencia’s recent award of a two-year USIFL grant for Internationalizing the Curriculum. Nichole’s evaluations incorporate mixed methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis to support continuous process improvement. Her own research interests include classical and postmodern philosophies of education and justice, as well as cross-cultural learning.