Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Cindy L James

Cindy L James

Cindy L James

Name: Dr. Cindy L James
Position: Faculty
Phone: 250-828-5471
Email: cjames@tru.ca

Links

Homepage URL: cjames.sites.tru.ca

Research Interests

Assessment in higher education
Student experiences in higher education
Emotional Intelligence of university students
Mathematics education

Education

PhD, University of British Columbia (Educational Studies)
M.A., University of Victoria (Assessment & Mathematics Education)
BEd, University of Victoria (Secondary Mathematics & Geography)

Publications

Selected peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

James, C.L., Wollack, J., & Rieder Bennett, S. (2017). How to get published in the Journal of the National College Testing Association (NCTA): Tips from the Editor, a Reviewer and an Author. NCTA Conference. Cincinnati, OH: September 13-15

James, C.L. (2016). Retesting with ACCUPLACER. ACCUPLACER + CLEP National Conference. Las Vegas, NV: June 21-24.

James, C.L. & Templeman, E. (2015). Exploring the emotional intelligence of student leaders in the SI context, Journal of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 27(2), 59-73.

James, C.L. (2015). Evaluating a retest policy at a North American University. Journal of the National College Testing Association, 1 (1).

James, C.L. (2015). Retesting: The good, the bad and the ugly. National College Testing Association (NCTA) Annual Conference. St. Pete Beach, FL: September 9-12.

James, C.L. (2013). Profiling the emotional intelligence of law students. 4th International Congress on Emotional Intelligence, New York, NY: September 8-10.

James, C.L. & Andres, L. (2013). Changes in the emotional intelligence of first year university students. 4th International Congress on Emotional Intelligence, New York, NY: September 8-10.

James, C.L. & Templeman, E. (2013). Emotional intelligence and leadership effectiveness of university students. 4th International Congress on Emotional Intelligence, New York, NY: September 8-10.

James, C.L. (2013). Testing data: An invaluable source of information for guiding practice. National College Testing Association (NCTA) Annual Conference. Nashville, TN: July 31-August 3.

James, C.L. (2012). The emotional intelligence of first-year students. 25th International Conference on the First-Year Experience, Vancouver, BC: July 16-19.

Graham, S. & James, C.L. (2012). Withdrawal policies: Student failure or opportunity for intervention. 25th International Conference on the First-Year Experience, Vancouver, BC: July 16-19.

James, C.L. (2011). Assessing assessment centers. National College Testing Association (NCTA) Annual Conference. San Diego, CA: Sept. 21-24.

James, C.L. & Graham, S. (2010). An empirical study of students on academic probation for the first time. Journal of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 22(2), 73-94.

James, C. L. (2010). Do language proficiency test scores differ by gender? TESOL Quarterly, 44(2), 387-398.

James, C. & Templeman, E. (2009). A case for faculty involvement in EAP placement testing. TESL Canada, 26 (2), 82-99.

James, C.L. (2009). Language proficiency test scores: Do they differ by age, gender or ethnicity? BC Teachers of English as an Additional Language, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC: October 17.

James, C. L. (2008). Electronic scoring of essays: Does topic matter? Assessing Writing, 13, 80-92.

James, C.L. & Graham, S. (2008). Why I am on academic probation for the first time. First Year in Focus: Thinking Through First Year Student Success/32nd McGraw-Hill Ryerson National Teaching, Learning and Technology Conference. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON: February 20-22.

James, C.L. (2007). Bridging secondary and post-secondary education and training: How assessment enhances student success. Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student Services (CACUSS) National conference. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK: June 10-13.

James, C.L. (2006). Validating a computerized scoring system for assessing writing and placing students in composition courses. Assessing Writing, 11(3), 167-178.

James, C. L. (2006). ACCUPLACER OnLine, an accurate placement tool for developmental programs? Journal of Developmental Education, 30 (2), 2-8.

James, C.L. & Pelton, L.F. (2005). Using achievement test scores to predict student success in adult basic education. Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 19 (2), 1-13.

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University (TRU), 1997 to present
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), 1989-1996
Alberta Vocational College, 1988-1989
High School Teacher (BC, AB & ON), 1986-1988

Courses Taught

Math 190 Principles of Mathematics for Teachers
Math 100 Pre Calculus
Math 060 Pre Calculus 1

Professional Affiliations

BC Higher Education Testing Association, BCHETA, Founding President, September 2012 to 2016.
BC Higher Education Testing Association, BCHETA, Member, September 2012 to present
Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Member, 2010 to present
Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS), Member, 2007 to present
National College Testing Association (NCTA), Member, 2006 to present
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