Courtney Vengrin

PhD
Director of Curricular Assessment and Teaching Support
Assistant Teaching Professor of Veterinary Medical Education
Office of Curricular and Student Assessment
515-294-7292
2256 Vet Med
Education & Certifications  

PhD, Agricultural Leadership and Community Education, December 2015

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA
  • Dissertation Topic: Evaluation Competencies of Extension Educators and the Culture of Evaluation in Extension

Masters of Science, Agricultural and Extension Education, May 2009

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA

Bachelor of Science, Biology, May 2006

  • Radford University, Radford VA
Teaching  

VPTH 530: Teaching and Learning in Veterinary Medical Education (3 CR course intended for graduate students and residents. Discusses the design and evaluation of effective learning environments and settings, with examples drawn from Veterinary Medical Education.)

Teaching Seminar Series: This non-credit seminar series is open to all faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning best teaching practices in Veterinary Medical Education

Invited Presentations and Workshops

  • Vengrin, C. Data Visualization. ISU Course Design Institute, Summer 2019
  • Vengrin, C. A picture is worth a thousand data points, ISU CELT, Spring 2019
  • Vengrin, C. Time Management. Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, Fall 2018
  • Vengrin, C. Mixed Methods Research ALCE 5014: Research Applications, Spring 2018
  • Vengrin, C. Research in Agricultural Education – Mixed Methods Research, Fall 2017
  • Vengrin, C. Resources and Methods for Telling your Data Story.
    • Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education. Online., Fall 2017
  • Vengrin, C. VCS Guest Lecture on Professional Communication Assessment of Learning, Fall 2017
  • Vengrin, C. ISUCVM Teaching and Learning Guest lecture on peer review of teaching, Spring 2017
  • Vengrin, C. EDRE Guest Lecture on Logic Models. Virginia Tech, Spring 2016
  • Vengrin, C. Ed. Psych. Guest Lecture on Program Evaluation. Radford University, Spring 2016
  • Vengrin, C. EDRE Guest Lecture on Logic Models. Virginia Tech, Spring 2015
  • Vengrin, C. EDRE Guest Lecture on Logic Models. Virginia Tech, Fall 2014
  • Vengrin, C. EDRE Guest Lecture on Logic Models. Virginia Tech, Spring 2014
  • Systems Evaluation for AREC Broader Impact Project, Spring 2014
    • Assisted with facilitation of online and in-person sessions
    • Guided participants with creation of logic models
  • Vengrin, C. EDRE Guest Lecture. Virginia Tech, Fall 2013

Evalution Work

  • Grant evaluation
  • Program evaluation
  • Analysis of large data sets
  • Evaluation capacity building
Research Focus & Interests  
  • Data visualization
  • The culture of assessment
  • Technology enhanced education practices
  • The impacts of student evaluations of teaching
  • Student success in the college environment
Leadership/Committees/Council  
  • Co-Chair Communications Committee – Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, Fall 2019
  • HLC Steering Committee for Iowa State University, Fall 2018 to present
  • Chair – Assessment and Outcomes Committee, Iowa State University, Fall 2017 to present
  • Co-Chair – Assessment Committee, ISUCVM, Fall 2017 to present
  • Co-Chair – Clinical Skills Task Force, ISUCVM, Fall 2017 to present
  • Academic Affairs Council Member, Iowa State University, Fall 2017 to present
  • Admissions Committee Member, ISUCVM, Fall 2017 to present
  • International Council on Veterinary Assessment Working group on assessment member, Fall 2017 to present
  • Co-Chair – American Evaluation Association Higher Education Topical Interest Group, Fall 2017 to present
  • Diversity Committee Member, ISUCVM, Fall 2016 to present
Selected Publications  
  • Ward J., Vengrin C. (2019) Comparison of instructor-provided versus student-generated graphic organizers in an elective veterinary cardiology course. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education.
  • Vengrin, C., Archibald, T., Singh, K,. Rudd, R,. Westfall-Rudd, D. (2018). Factors affecting the evaluation culture within a non-formal educational organization. Journal of Program Planning and Evaluation.
  • Schroeder, M., Vengrin, C., Westfall-Rudd, D., Sumner S. (2016). Impact of a university summer academy program on incoming CALS students’ choice of major. NACTA Journal
  • Schroeder, M., Vengrin, C., Westfall-Rudd, D., Sumner S. (2014). Impact of Virginia Tech Summer Academy on student intended major. NACTA Journal Abstracts, 58(Supplemental).
  • Scherer, H., Vengrin, C., & Bond, M. (2013). Student conceptions of the nature of science: Implications for Agricultural Education. NACTA Journal Abstracts, 57(Supplemental), 32–33.
  • Vengrin, C., Fundaro, G., Grossman, M., Schroeder, M., D., Smith, J., M., Tekiela, Ye, L., Westfall-Rudd, D. (2013). College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Graduate Teaching Scholars Program opens new doors for future faculty candidates. NACTA Journal Abstracts, 57(Supplemental), 131.
  • Grossman M., Vengrin, C., Harris, J.R., Westfall-Rudd, D. (2013). 194 Student response to clicker use in medium-size horticulture class. NACTA Journal Abstracts, 57(Supplemental), 124-125.