Bri Lauka joined the Provost’s Office as the Educational and Learning Assessment Specialist in December 2021. Reporting to Chadia Abras, Director of Institutional Assessment, a major focus of Lauka’s work will be to provide content and technical expertise for Student Affairs and co-curricular activities as they create and implement assessment programs for co- and extra-curricular learning, using the AEFIS platform, in support of JHU’s Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) vision. Lauka will support quality student learning by assisting academic programs and administrative units in meeting the goals of defined learning outcomes, developing assessment strategies, and encouraging a culture of learner-centered education.
Lauka joins us from JHU’s Center for Student Success, where she most recently served as an Academic Advisor/Success Coach for the Whiting School of Engineering. In this role, she advised undergraduate students and worked to advance student success outcomes. Lauka also served as a member of the Assessment Committee in Student Affairs where she gave input on creating effective learning outcomes to assess students’ learning in co-curricular activities. In addition, she teaches first-year undergraduate students as an instructor for Intro to Hopkins: Arrive and Thrive. Prior to joining Hopkins, she served as an academic advisor and first-year seminar instructor at Northern Illinois University and Loyola University Chicago, supporting the creation of assessment initiatives in student services at both institutions. Lauka earned her BA in English Literature form Michigan State University and an MA in Counseling from Regent University.