Sarah McBrien, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director of Curricular & Learning Assessment

College of Allied Health Professions
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Allied Health Professions
984000 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4000
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Academic Appointments:
Director of Curricular & Learning Assessment, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2017
Assistant Professor, College of Allied Health Professions, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2017

Degrees/Certifications:
PhD, College of Education and Human Sciences, UNL 2018, Educational Studies (Instructional Technology) Dissertation Title: Effects of Structural Flaws on the Psychometric Qualities of Multiple-Choice Questions
MS, College of Education, UNO, 2005
BS, College of Education & Allied Professions, University of Dayton (Ohio), 2001

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
HPTT 605/805 Evaluation & Assessment of Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions

Selected Publications & Presentations
Love, LM, Haggar, FL, McBrien, SB, Buzalko, RJ, Hartman, TL, Shope, RJ, Beck Dallaghan, GL.  Supporting the professional identity of medical science educators: understanding faculty motivations for quality improvement in teaching. Med Sci Educ. 2018: Aug. PDF of article

McBrien SB. Item Banking in ExamSoft for Accreditation and Program Evaluation. Presented at: ExamSoft Assessment Conference; 27 June 2018; Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

McBrien SB. Using Categories for Evidence-Based Program Evaluation.  Presented at: Assessment on Tour; 11 May 2017; Chicago, IL.

McBrien SB, Czarnecki DK. Improving the Test-taking Experience through Comprehensive Item Review.  Presented at: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting; 30 April 2017; San Antonio, TX.

Reiff D, Braith A, Rothgeb E, Liu Y, Ryder J, Scholer P, Zurbuchen, McBrien S, Talmon G. Interventions in Pathology Education: A Systematic Review of the Tools Used to Measure Student Performance.  Presented at: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting; 6 March 2017; San Antonio, TX.

McBrien SB, Czarnecki DK.  Maximum Impact: Approaches to Using Categories for Assessment Building, Student Feedback, and Program Evaluation.  Presented at:  ExamSoft Assessment Conference; 16 June 2016; Dallas, TX.

Moore P, Hartman TL, McBrien SB, Becker BJ, Cloonan DJ.  Student Builders of Online Curriculum Content.  What are Their Perceptions and Motivations?  Presented at: Central Group on Educational Affairs, Annual Meeting; 30 March 2017; Chicago, IL.

Service:
Interprofessional Academy of Educators, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016-present
American Educational Research Association, Graduate Student Representative, 2015-2018
The Nebraska Educator, Editorial Board, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013-2017