• Wed, Oct 10
    Zoom Virtual Event
    Oct 10, 2018, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Zoom Virtual Event
    Worried about answering the Carnegie application assessment questions? Demystify the Carnegie assessment questions in a brand NEW workshop just for applicants!

The carnegie 

assessment clinic

The Clinic provides
the answers to
these questions 
and more...
  • What exactly is each assessment question asking?

  • What’s the difference between all those redundant questions?

  • What will the reviewers be looking for in a good response?

  • What red flags will the reviewers be looking for?

  • How will I make sure nothing slips through the cracks?

  • How can I present our assessment in the best light?

  • Is this a lost cause if we don’t have a mandate for systematic campus-wide assessment?

  • Is it too late to do anything about assessment on our campus?

clinic features

the guidelines

“Wrap your head around” the assessment questions and what distinguishes strong responses

the framework

Tackle the assessment questions with our

step-by-step tools. 

live drafting

Outline your response to every assessment question alongside campuses receiving real-time coaching.


Register early to receive direct coaching for one of your assessment answers!


Heather Mack

Heather Mack is a higher education community engagement assessment expert with a passion for assessment approaches that empower communities and strengthen positive impact. She is the independent consultant who designed the Getting Carnegie Classified toolkit to steward campuses through a transformative application process with minimal unintended negative consequences.   


Before entering the higher education SLCE field in 2010, Heather worked in conflict zones throughout Africa building the evaluation capacity of conflict transformation programs in eight countries. She has a M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C.

karen pritchard

Karen Pritchard is a higher education community engagement professional with a passion for using data and assessment practices to support institutional mission.  Karen spent five years in the Center for Faith and Public Life at Fairfield University, where she focused on assessment and program evaluation of academic service learning.  


Karen has a M.S. in Business Analytics from Fairfield University, a Masters of International Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her work at Fairfield, Karen worked in community organizing, non-profit development, and volunteer management.





Workshop Video

Tools & Outlines

Example Assessment Plan





6 One-on-One Video Calls

Monthly Group Calls with Learning Community





Review of

Draft Assessment Answers 

Written Feedback


assessment package



20% OFF 

Assessment Clinic,

Coaching and Review




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Heather Mack Consulting, LLC


Getting Carnegie Classified™️ and Heather Mack Consulting, LLC operate independently from and are not affiliated with the Brown University Swearer Center for Public Service or the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.