Owen Gates is the Director of Assessment & Technology for the Division of Academic Engagement. Previously, at UWF, he served as assistant to the dean for University College and coordinator for student retention. He earned a bachelor's of art in history from the University of South Alabama and a master's of education from the University of West Florida.
Data collection is key to meaningful assessment. Equally important is focusing those collection efforts on the most revealing data points. Given that, a favorite quote of Owen is: "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Albert Einstein, Physicist.