Rebecca Timmons

Rebecca Timmons

Director of Academic Assessment and Accountability

 

Rebecca Timmons is the director of academic assessment and accountability at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. She is responsible for developing and administering policies and processes that provide the campus with consistent, comprehensive data for informed decision making.

 

She is also responsible for the implementation of campus-wide assessments and university learning outcomes, and she provides relevant, timely and accurate information to the administration and faculty in support of all assessment activities and program reviews.

 

She has served as the department chair for the Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership, and lead professor for the Information Technology Application program and for the Administrative Professional and Office Technology program. She has won numerous awards and has authored several articles. She has also presented at state and national conferences on various topics, including "Dealing with Difficult People," "Taming the Telephone" and "Who Moved My Cheese?"

 

She first came to Fort Smith in 1988 to teach at what was then Westark Community College. She has bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas Tech University and a doctorate in vocational education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

 

Topics

 

Become a Five-Tool Player in Communication

Using baseball as an analogy, learn how to become a better Five-Tool Player in communication: understanding the culture, building trust, making an impact, reading body language and active listening.

 

Qualities of a Great Leader

Learn about key qualities that every good leader should possess.  These include honesty, ability to inspire, empowerment and knowing your owns strengths and weaknesses.

 

Dealing with Difficult People

Working with others is never an easy thing. Difficult situations arise daily, leaving you to wonder whether the situation was handled in a professional manner or whether personal feelings took control. Gain insight into the elements that influence difficult behavior and ways to recognize and deal with the causes of difficult behavior.