Assessment

Assessment Contact Information and Staff

Beth Hinga

Beth Hinga

Director of Assessment for UNK
Founders Hall , 2124
(308) 865-8006
hingabd@unk.edu

Biography
Dr. Beth Hinga joined UNK in January of 2013 as the Director of Assessment. She holds a PhD in Geophysics from Southern Methodist University. Beth was a faculty member at Tarleton State University in Texas for 16 years, spending the last three years as chair of her department. At Tarleton State, Beth coordinated program-level academic assessment for the four degree programs in her department, and conducted department-level administrative assessment. She also served as the department head representative for the College of Science and Technology on the university-level Assessment Committee where she was responsible for the review of academic and administrative assessment materials for multiple colleges within the university. Her primary goal is to help departments gather the optimum variety and volume of data to inform constructive improvements to their programs, and to the university as a whole.

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)

Karin Covalt

Karin Covalt

Assessment Assistant
Founders Hall , 2113
(308) 865-8255
covaltk@unk.edu

Biography
Karin comes to the Office of Assessment with 21 years of administrative experience, serving in the Kearney State College President’s office and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor's and Senior Vice Chancellor's offices before becoming the Assessment Assistant in 2006. Karin’s duties include overseeing day-to-day operations of the Office of Assessment, assisting the Director of Assessment, and serving as secretary for the Assessment Committee.
Laura Jensen

Laura Jensen

Assessment Website Manager
Founders Hall , 2112
(308) 865-8935
jensenla1@unk.edu

Biography
Laura received her MA in English from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2009 and her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012. She joined the Office of Assessment as the Assessment Website Manager in Spring 2014.