We’ve tried to keep to the principles that assessment on campus is about reducing—rather than creating—work, and that work in assessment should be rewarded. To that end, we make a point of acknowledging those on campus who have worked to improve student outcomes by changing the way we ‘do assessment’ at Missouri State. That means doing more than a pat on the back. The following … [Read more...] about Acknowledging MSU’s Assessment Leaders
From April 13 to 23, Missouri State administered the Bears Care: Online Transition Survey to see how our students were doing with the transition to online learning due to COVID-19. We decided to ask them, "Is there anyone at Missouri State who has been especially helpful during this challenging time? Please tell us so we can thank them." Over 2,400 students added a thank … [Read more...] about Bears Care: 2,400 Students say Thank You
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?!?
Over the past seven years, many of you have joined us at our Annual Assessment Workshops each May to assess student learning in Public Affairs and General Education. This year, we're shifting focus to graduate programs. We won't be able to hold our traditional face-to-face workshop, but we do have a plan to host a virtual workshop via Zoom. While that means you won't get … [Read more...] about Graduate Assessment Workshop