Alicia Remaly, Ph.D.

 Dr. Remaly is Associate Director of Assessment in the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment and has been part of the UMass Amherst community for more than ten years. Alicia co-leads in the design, execution, and management of assessment processes at the program and institutional levels. She also collaborates on many survey projects, including survey design and data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Her work experience includes both quantitative and qualitative institutional research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and faculty development in areas such as student learning assessment and implementation of new pedagogies. At UMass Amherst, Alicia has collaborated on several university-wide projects such as the Campus Climate Survey, the implementation of the Educational Effectiveness Plan (EEP), and producing engaging, visually-oriented reports that feature carefully curated evidence that supports evidence-based decision making. Alicia has led the efforts of the office to harness Tableau to provide Schools and Colleges with survey data that can be analyzed to address equity in students’ learning and major experiences. She also co-leads focus groups on the department and university level.

Before working at UMass Amherst, Alicia was Assistant Director of Medical Education at Diego Portales University in Chile. In this role, Alicia collaborated with the Dean of the School of Medicine, faculty members, and other staff members to implement a problem-based learning curriculum. She also led the Objective Structured Clinical Examination of first year medical students and co-led faculty workshops on student assessment and active learning pedagogies.

Alicia co-authored a research article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Higher Education, “Mirror on the Field: Gender, Authorship, and Research Methods in Higher Education’s Leading Journals.” Alicia has presented at national and international conferences covering diverse topics, such as retention of historically underrepresented students, campus climate assessment, department-level assessment practices, and data visualization. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Chile, a Master’s in Educational Policy from UMass Amherst, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Administration from UMass Amherst.


She can be contacted at or 413-545-3320.

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