We have a lot going on here in the Office of Assessment, so I thought I'd take a moment to share some of what we're up to. If you see anything that piques your interest, reach out! We collaborate with faculty and staff all across campus. Annual Assessment Workshop From May 22-24, we are hosting our annual assessment workshop—a direct assessment of student work. In the past, … [Read more...] about What’s Going On In Assessment?
For the past five years, the Office of Assessment has facilitated a three- to four-day workshop to assess undergraduate student learning in general education. We began by assessing student work aligned with the public affairs mission and outcomes. Student work was collected from courses with public affairs outcomes, de-identified, and reported in aggregate--the goal was to take … [Read more...] about Requesting Submissions/Participants – Human Cultures & Information Literacy Assessment Workshop
At the 2017 PAAW, we asked our reviewers to provide daily feedback through a +/Δ sheet. Many of the Δ responses we concerned the wording of specific learning outcomes (SLOs) and access to the rubrics based upon those SLOs. The most important aspect of assessment is action, and we stand behind that premise. In response to both the feedback we received at PAAW and … [Read more...] about Assessment In Action: Responding to PAAW Feedback
Assessing student learning is an essential component of general education and in the major. Here in the Office of Assessment, we realize that assessment on the part of faculty is sometimes extra work. Sometimes, that extra work costs a little bit of money. We hear you! We know how hard you work to better the education of our students, and we're here to help. We are always … [Read more...] about For the Love of Students–Money!
The Public Affairs Assessment Workshop, or PAAW, is an incredibly useful tool for MSU to assess how our assignments align with our Public Affairs mission. PAAW was developed for our HLC Quality Initiative Project (QIP). HLC reviewers commended the QIP and recommended expanding it to directly assess student learning in general education across the university. From May 23–25, … [Read more...] about The Power of the PAAW