Virtual Assurance of Learning
Seminar I

September 9–11, 2020 | Virtual Offering | Americas and EMEA


Devine_AnthonyAnthony Devine, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

Anthony is an academic in the Accounting and Financial Management department. His area of teaching is financial accounting and corporate governance. He is currently the senior academic accreditation lead within the Business School. Anthony’s PhD is in Family Business and Governance. His research interests include governance, values, education, innovation, entrepreneurship and accounting. He is currently involved with a number of professional organisations including the Family Firm Institute as a GEN faculty member, AACSB as a global trainer for Assurance of Learning, he is on the board of New Writing North (a creative writing charity in the Northeast of England) and is a school governor.

Karen_TarnoffKaren Ann Tarnoff, East Tennessee State University, College of Business and Technology

Tarnoff is currently serving as the Assistant Dean for Assurance of Learning and Assessment for the College of Business and Technology at East Tennessee State University. In this capacity, she is coordinating the assessment of student learning outcomes across six diverse departments (i.e., Accountancy; Economic and Finance; Management and Marketing; Computer and Information Sciences; Military Science; and Technology, Survey, and Digital Media) and multiple accrediting bodies (i.e., SACS, AACSB, ABET, CADE,).  She has given multiple presentations on assurance of learning and assessment-related topics and, likewise, has helped schools build and refine their assessment systems. She continues to serve on the Steering Committee of the AACSB’s annual Assessment Conference. Tarnoff is advisor to ETSU’s award-winning student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, and in 1998 recognized as the best chapter in the nation. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Tennessee Professional Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.  In 1999, she received the University’s first Jan Phillips Mentoring award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of ETSU’s students and is a five-time nominee for the College’s Teaching Award.  She is currently serving on SHRM National’s Technical Advisory Committee charged with designing an assessment of HR major’s content knowledge that will also serve as a direct measure to contribute data to AOL processes. Tarnoff is a facilitator and trainer for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) having authored materials for its Applied Assessment Seminar.  She has helped many colleges and universities develop and refine of their assessment programs.  Her primary areas of research include assessment of student learning, the skills gap, team-based work systems, and shared mental models.