Josh Kuntzman

Assessment Coordinator
Office of Budget and Planning

Bio

As Assessment Coordinator for the Office of Budget and Planning, I support faculty across campus in developing program-specific assessment plans, creating focused scoring guides, and gathering useful data about student learning to inform and improve their programs’ educational impacts. I have a strong background in educational theory and teaching practice, with particular interest in threshold concepts and specialized cultures of communication across disciplines, expert/novice learning dynamics, the social-rhetorical foundations of educational dialogs, and strategies for active group learning. I have taught educational theory-in-practice to undergraduates (Gevirtz Graduate School of Education), facilitated classroom research projects with student teachers (Teacher Education Program), explored the scholarship of teaching and learning with graduate TAs (Grad 210: Teaching Theory into Practice), and coordinated interdisciplinary research-into-teaching projects with faculty (UCSB Crossroads). I have a background in writing studies, and my strength lies in organizing ideas and clarifying language to foster effective educational exchanges among diverse cultural/intellectual groups with varied levels and types of experience