Sept. 23, 2013
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WTAMU Names Assistant VP for Learning Assessment
CANYON, Texas—Officials at West Texas A&M University have named Dr. Tau Kadhi as assistant vice president for learning assessment.
Kadhi comes to WTAMU from Texas Southern University, where he served as executive director and assistant dean of the TSU Northwest campus and as assessment director of program effectiveness and statistical consultant at the University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. In his new position at WTAMU, Kadhi is responsible for the oversight of all learning assessment activities on campus. He will assist departments in the collection and assessment of data and prepare and analyze learning assessment reports for programs, departments, colleges, the University, The Texas A&M University System, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and SACS.
“After visiting the campus and meeting some of the outstanding faculty, staff, students and administrators, it was clear that West Texas A&M University is a premier institution that is on the rise,” Kadhi said. “There is a lot of positivity at WT, and I’m extremely excited to be a Buffalo.”
WTAMU uses effective learning assessment as an essential part of its educational process to ensure that students are learning what they need to be successful in their degree program and in their future careers.
“Dr. Kadhi brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of learning assessment,” Dr. Wade Shaffer, provost/vice president for academic affairs, said. “He has developed and implemented successful assessment plans at other institutions in Texas and is familiar with both the Texas A&M University System and SACS. We are excited to have a person of his abilities and passions join the WTAMU community.”
Before joining the faculty at TSU in 2009, Kadhi spent more than 10 years at Prairie View A&M University where he served in various capacities including graduate assistant, academic enhancement coordinator, adviser and instructor for developmental mathematics and assistant professor in mathematics and in curriculum and instruction. He also was an adjunct professor at Houston Community College and the Lone Star College System.
Kadhi also has been a research scientist at Texas A&M University, a mathematics teacher at G.W. Carver Magnet High School in Houston and a veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm while serving as an operations specialist in the United States Navy.
Kadhi earned a B.S. in applied mathematics in 1996 and a M.S. Ed and M.A. in 1999 from Prairie View A&M University. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics curriculum and instruction in 2005 from Texas A&M University and is currently completing a M.B.A. from Texas Southern University.