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Author Archives: Keri Franklin

This Week in Assessment: April 19-24

It has been a busy week in the Office of Assessment at Missouri State. Since lists are a great way to digest what has been accomplished, I thought a quick, 10-item post about the latest Assessment happenings was just the …

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The Story of Assessment of Student Learning in Religious Studies: Less Time-Consuming and More Meaningful

By Dr. Stephen Berkwitz, Religious Studies, Department Head We started with these assessment tools/steps for the major for at least 15 years. We had something called a Form D—a one-page form for faculty to fill out about majors in their …

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Assessment January 2015 Update

The Office of Assessment is currently working on many different projects. In recent weeks we have done the following… News The Office of Assessment will be hosting Dr. Jillian Kinzie of Indiana University and NSSE (National Survey of Student Engagement) …

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Addressing Public Affairs Through Film in Communication Science Disorders

Deborah Cron, clinical associate professor,  applied and received a public affairs assessment grant to promote and assess evidence of student learning in her department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The title of her project, “Using the Power of Social Influence …

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Collaborative Assessment of Student Learning in Comprehensive Religious Studies Graduate Programs

Closing the Loop in Assessment of Graduate Religious Studies Programs In 2009, Dr. Steve Berkwitz from Religious Studies received nearly $20,000 in grant funding from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion to host a three-day conference with …

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Using Feedback from Student Internships to Make Changes In Agriculture Courses

Feedback From Internships Led to Research After students provided feedback on internship experiences in Colorado and Kansas, agriculture faculty realized they needed to broaden students’ understanding of animal agriculture. In the feedback, faculty found students were amazed by how different …

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