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Services

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) supports Institutional and Program Assessment.

Services include:

  • Assisting programs with defining and developing an assessment process and assessment program for their unit which will achieve continuous improvement of student learning
  • Assisting programs with the design of assessment tools: rubrics, on-line forms, paper scan forms, etc.
  • Deployment of assessment tools
  • Collection [(on-line) and/or scanning (paper forms)] of data from assessment tools
  • Creation of data summaries for assessment results
  • Expanding the usefulness of assessment data by enhancing them with institutional or other data
  • Education and training on program assessment
  • Statistical analysis of data (as time and resources permit)
  • Assisting with the design and deployment of surveys

Please contact us with any questions or requests concerning Institutional Assessment, Program Assessment, measurement tools, or surveys.

The Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence supports Classroom Assessment. Please contact them with questions or requests concerning this area of assessment.

Assessment Updates

2013-14 Academic Program Assessment Reports are due May 11, 2015. Coordinators, please check your email for step-by-step instructions on report submission.

The new WEAVE assessment and strategic planning software will be fully implemented September 1, 2015, for all academic programs. Over the next few weeks, programs will be given access and instructions to their WEAVE site, with access to their program learning goals, student learning outcomes (SLOs), measures, tools, and data results from 2010-11 through 2013-14. Data from 2014-15 will be added this summer.

In Fall 2015, the typical academic program cycle will resume, and coordinators will be given updates as to the status of their assessment cycle and detailed instructions on submitting their 2014-15 assessment report.

One primary goal of the OIE assessment team is to work with faculty of all programs, especially those with annual or biennial assessment cycles, to improve programmatic assessment and facilitate each program to achieve triennial cycle status. As of Fall 2013:

  • 11 programs (33%) are on the triennial cycle (19 to 25 pts)
  • 3 programs (9%) are on the biennial cycle (16 to 18 pts)
  • 19 programs (58%) are on the annual cycle (less than 16 pts)

Are you a new coordinator? Or are you planning on stepping down as coordinator within the next year? The Assessment Coordinator Guidelines provides information for assessment program coordinators. It is a good tool to pass along.

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