Current Assessment Activities
Current assessment activities include information on a full range of projects and activities recently completed or currently underway to gauge student learning, make improvements or respond to accountability interests. Transparent current assessment activities are:
- Clearly stated in language that is understandable for various audiences
- Described and illustrated to clarify how a particular assessment activity is used and how it relates to the institutional mission and vision
- Prominently posted or linked to in multiple places across the website
- Updated regularly to reflect current activities
- Receptive to feedback on the presentation of the current assessment activities by having contact information or a form to send feedback
Assessment Workshops and Training
- Assessment 101 - Many faculty and staff are unfamiliar with the assessment process and the components that are included in a typical assessment plan. This workshop will provide an overview of higher education assessment. All are welcome to attend – especially new faculty and staff.
- Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) - This hands-on workshop will focus on identifying and exploring the use of classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) as a formative assessment strategy to determine one's own teaching effectiveness.
- Rubrics - This workshop will review good rubric design, rubric norming, and implementation. Participants will work on creating and editing rubrics to use in their classroom or assessment plans. This workshop will be presented collaboratively by CETL and the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
- Assessment Results: Using learning evidence effectively - You have assessment data – now what? This workshop will provide an overview of making data-informed decisions using your assessment results.
- IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction - new faculty - This workshop introduces new faculty to policies and procedures related to the IDEA survey. In addition, new faculty will learn about the survey and selecting learning objectives. Finally, faculty will learn how to log into the system to access their IDEA surveys.
- IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction - faculty - This workshops reviews policies and procedures for the IDEA survey. Faculty will review the process for selecting learning objectives and logging into the system.
- IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction - department heads and deans - This workshops reviews policies and procedures for the IDEA survey. Department Heads will review key components of IDEA reports and how to support classroom instruction.
- Assessment 101 - This workshop is geared toward those with little to no experience with assessment. Participants will be provided with an overview of a typical assessment process.
- Assessment Results: Using learning evidence effectively - This workshop helps identify and answer the question: “What do your assessment results indicate about students, courses, co‐curricular experiences, and the program overall?” Participants will discover how to summarize and share results in meaningful ways.
- IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction reports - This workshop reviews the IDEA reports and how faculty can use the results to strengthen their teaching and classroom experience.
- IDEA: Program Assistant Training
- Outcomes - Assessment Coordinators will be introduced to the assessment management system. They will review how to enter student learning outcomes and aggregate outcomes data.
- Planning - Assessment Coordinators will be introduced to the assessment management system. They will review how to update their assessment plans in Planning and create annual reports.
- General Education Rubric Calibration - SGR 3 - Faculty with courses selected as part of general education assessment will apply the rubric to sample artifacts.
- General Education Rubric Calibration - SGR 6 - Faculty with courses selected as part of general education assessment will apply the rubric to sample artifacts.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. (2011). Transparency Framework. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois and Indiana University, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). Retrieved from: http://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/TransparencyFramework.htm