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February 6, 2007

Purdue professor takes on new role in provost's office

Kirby Hayes
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Kirby Hayes, an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University, has been selected to fill a new position in the provost's office.

As associate vice provost for assessment, Hayes' duties include developing and implementing a plan to assess student learning on campus. Hayes will provide support and guidance to academic areas assessing student progress. His work will help guide curriculum and instruction.

As part of the new position, Hayes is charged with leading assessment strategies and furnishing progress reports to maintain the university's compliance with institutional accreditation criteria.

He also will lead campus workshops and seminars to assist faculty members in creating and conducting effective assessment activities.

Hayes, who began his duties on Jan. 22, previously chaired a committee in the College of Agriculture aimed at strengthening student-centered instruction through outcome-based assessment. He has led the assessment and accreditation efforts in the Department of Food Science since 2002.

Hayes earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue and has taught at Purdue since 2000. In 2002 he was appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Food Science and was promoted to associate professor last year.

He is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and Gamma Sigma Delta, an agricultural honor society. Hayes received Purdue's Charles B. Murphy Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2006 and the College of Agriculture's Outstanding Undergraduate Counselor Award

Writer: Tanya Brown, (765) 496-9711,

Source: Kirby Hayes, (765) 494-3155,

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