One measure of student outcomes handled by Assessment is survey data, and there are survey tools we use regularly as well as one-time surveys designed for a unique purpose. Here is an overview of the calendar year that provides examples of both: SPRING SEMESTER Bears Care Student Check-In Survey: To connect students with campus resources by identifying problems … [Read more...] about 2020 University Surveys
Putting together a 30,000-word summary of the university's processes from top to bottom—and backing every bit of it up with evidence—isn't what you'd call a good time. As the scope of the project suggests, though, it's serious business and a critical part of maintaining Missouri State's accreditation.Assessment guided the 2015 campus visit from reviewers with the Higher … [Read more...] about Assessment Submits HLC Mid-cycle Accreditation Report
The 2020 Assessment Workshop begins Tuesday, May 19th with teams of faculty and students from across campus set to review topics they have identified in their programs as targets for change or revision, and the participation of the Dean of Graduate College, Dr. Julie Masterson. Agriculture Melissa Bledsoe, Christine Sudbrock, Beth Walker, Briana VerPloeg Communication … [Read more...] about Graduate Assessment Workshop begins tomorrow
In an attempt to reach students who might need a bit of support to stay the course this semester, we are asking students to identify that need and use that information to connect them with whatever resources we can-- academic, financial, health-related, or otherwise. We also wanted to make the process as fast and easy as possible, so we combined what we know about response … [Read more...] about What’s that? A 42% response rate?!?
One topic of conversation at the September Assessment Council meeting was a finding from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) showing that MSU students feel they're getting less timely feedback on papers and assignments than their peers at other schools. Articles about how social media and phone use set students' expectations are a dime a dozen, but one faculty … [Read more...] about Defining student expectations for instructor feedback