Dr. Marty Smith Sharpe

(Link to full curriculum vita)

 

EDUCATION

Ed.D, Higher Education - College of William and Mary

M.A., Developmental Psychology and Human Learning and Cognition - University of North Carolina at Greensboro

A.B., cum laude, Davidson College - Psychology -  Phi Beta Kappa

 

EXPERIENCE: Old Dominion University

 

  • University Accreditation Liaison & Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Office of the President

  • Vice Provost, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Liaison, Office of the Provost

  • Assistant Vice President, Institutional Research and Assessment, Office of the Provost

  • Director, Institutional Research and Planning, Office of the Provost

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Education Foundations and Leadership

 

Served as senior accreditation and accountability officer for the University. Oversaw all regional accreditation and compliance activities and served as Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Liaison. Oversaw successful 2012 SACSCOC reaffirmation process resulting in no recommendations.

 

On- and Off-Site Reviewer. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Reviewed standards on Mission, Institutional Effectiveness, College-Level Competencies, Faculty Evaluation and Consortium Relationships, Quality Enhancement Plan. Drafted narrative for On-and Off-Site Reports.

 

Higher Education Appointee, Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) Chair, Standards Committee. Member, Site Visit Committee. Review planning programs for compliance with accreditation standards. Review implementation of new standards for consistency of application at all levels of review. Conduct presentations and workshops on student outcomes assessment.

 

Public Member, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education Chair, Quality Committee. Served on Commission during preparation for establishing CHEA eligibility. Provided in-service education on student learning outcomes assessment.

 

Public Commissioner, Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE), Commission on Accreditation Vice Chair of Commission, Chair of Research and Evaluation Committee. Wrote Commission’s Research and Evaluation Plan, conducted study on reliability and validity of Commission Standards and measured inter-rater reliability of self-study review process. Oversaw the development of student learning outcomes assessment for the MACTE Standards and developed guidelines and training modules to assist accredited programs in documenting compliance with requirements. Chair, Distance Education Committee (ad hoc) Conducted a survey of accredited programs analyzing the need for changes in standards to accommodate emerging use of distance education. Conducted analysis reduced fee policies. Assisted in writing Petition for Recognition to the U.S. Department of Education.. Represented Commission in testimony to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, U.S. Department of Education.

 

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Sharpe, M.S. & Klein, G. (2019) Organizing for a Successful Compliance Certification: Shooting for the Moon. (Workshop). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

 

Sharpe, M.S. & Hamilton, L. (2019) Organizing and Executing: Preparing for a Successful Compliance Certification Review.  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

Sharpe, M.S. & Paredes, T.  Telling Your Story, How to Write a Good Narrative.  Virginia Regional Accreditation Symposium.

Sharpe, M.S. (2019) Role of Institutional Researchers in SACSCOC Accreditation.  Virginia Association of Management Analysis and Planning.  Spring Meeting.

Sharpe, M.S. & Klein, G. (2018) Organizing a Compliance Certification Report: Establishing a Roadmap to Success (Workshop). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

Sharpe, M.S. & Hamilton, L. (2018) Organizing and Executing: Preparing for a Successful Compliance Certification Review.  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

Sharpe, M.S. & Breeden, S.D. (2017).  A Quality Compliance Certification: Pathway to Institutional Success.  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

Sharpe, M.S. & Klein, G. (2017) Compliance Certification Bootcamp: Concrete Strategies for Success (Workshop). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges’ Annual Meeting.

Sharpe, M.S. (2016). Pathways to Achieving Excellence in the Compliance Certification Process.  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

Sharpe, M.S. (2015).  Energizing the Compliance Certification Process: Ensuring Quality and Adding Value.  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

 

Williams, K.T. & Sharpe, M.S. (2015) Energizing the Compliance Certification Process (Workshop). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges’ Annual Meeting.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2015). Facilitator, Panel Discussion.  SACSCOC Accreditation: Dual Enrollment and Distance Education.  Virginia Regional Accreditation Symposium.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2014).  Developing a Compliance Certification with Perfect Pitch: Best Practices for Staying on Key for a Successful Review.  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Annual Meeting.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2014). Characteristics of Successful Self-Study Processes. Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors. With Gretchen Warner.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2014). Agency Preparation for Program Directors: Results from a Survey Regarding Effective Practices. Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors. With Gretchen Warner.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2014) The Changing Nature of IR: Old Wine in New Bottles? Maybe. Maybe Not. Keynote Address, Virginia Association of Management Analysis and Planning.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2013) Addressing Student Learning Outcomes: SACSCOC Requirements for Institutional Effectiveness. Virginia Association for Management Analysis and Planning.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2013) Moving Forward in the Accreditation Review Process: Steps for Success (Panel). Virginia Association for Management Analysis and Planning.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2013) Addressing Outcomes Assessment in Planning Programs: Planning Accreditation Board Requirements. American Planning Association National Conference.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2012) Addressing Outcomes Assessment in Planning Programs: Planning Accreditation Board Requirements. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2012) Evaluating Qualitative Assessment Evidence and Using Professional Judgment; Developing and Applying Rubrics in Accreditation Decisions. Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors, Professional Development Program.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2008) Assessment Toolbox for Faculty Workshop. Regent University Faculty and Administration.

 

McKnight, R.S. & Sharpe, M.S. (2008) Physical Therapy Assistant Program Assessment: From the Classroom to the Clinic (Workshop). American Physical Therapy Association Combined Specialty Sections Meeting, Education Section.

 

Pickering, J.W., Zerwas, S.C., Fulcher, K.H., & Sharpe, M.S. (2007) Overview of Assessment Methods. (Re)Opening the Assessment Toolbox (Workshop). Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges’ Annual Meeting.

 

Sharpe, M.S. (2007) Assessing Student Learning Outcomes for Improving Academic Program Quality. American Council of Construction Education Mid-Year Meeting. Luncheon address and afternoon workshop.

 

Sharpe, M. S. (2006). Measuring student outcomes with a focus on self-study and interim report writing. International Association of Montessori Educators Annual Meeting.

 

Sharpe, M. S. (2006). Continuous program improvement: The importance of using student learning outcomes. American Health Information Management Association’s Assembly on Education Summer Symposium Keynote Address.

CONTACT  martysmithsharpe@gmail.com

757 724 8043 (voice and text)

 

 

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