Assessment
Resources & Forms

Academic Affairs (Due May 10)  Student Affairs (Due May 31)
     • E1 Addendum       • E1 Addendum                
     • E1 Planning Worksheet        • E1 Planning Worksheet  
     • Student Evidence Cover Sheet  
                                                           

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May 2017 Faculty Workshop

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Assessment Leads:

Please note there will be time allocated during the May faculty workshops for departments to meet. You may use this time to work with the faculty in your department to complete the required assessment documents, which are due May 10. These include the following for each level of assessment you oversee:

1. E1 addendum
2. E1 planning worksheet
3. Student work/evidence, supporting materials, and cover sheet (hard copy or electronic file(s))

To help you plan for the future please note that each year these forms will be due during the faculty workshop.

In general, the assessment leads will need to collect/review student evidence (or the faculty’s summaries of student evidence) and work with department faculty to summarize the results for the SLOs assessed this year, which are reported on the E1 addendum form. The assessment lead will also work with the department faculty to plan next year’s assessment activities, which are reported on the E1 planning worksheet. These documents will need to be turned in to the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (IR&A) by the end of the faculty workshop.

Once IR&A receives the required assessment documents and other updated information we will save these documents and make the changes on the L-drive for your future reference.

If changes in the following areas have been made, please inform the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (IR&A):

  • Revisions to your student learning outcomes (SLOs) of your major/program
  • Updated curriculum map if changes have been made to the SLOs or curriculum since August 2016
  • Changes to the assessment levels
  • Changes in the assessment lead or department chair
  • Changes in the assessment delegate (i.e. member of the Assessment Committee)
  • Changes in the communication structure between the dean, the assessment delegate, and the assessment leads for your school/division

All assessment resources (e.g., curriculum maps, E1 addendum, E1 planning worksheet, communication structure, etc.) are available in the L-drive > Academic and Student Affairs > Educational Effectiveness folder. Please make sure you can access this folder on the L-drive before the faculty workshop. We kindly ask you to bring your laptops to the faculty workshop as you may need to access your student evidence and the information on the L-drive.

Please note that student evidence needs to include the following information:

  1. Professor’s name
  2. Course subject, number, and title
  3. Term and year the data was collected
  4. Assessment level (if you don’t know this ask your department chair or assessment lead)
  5. Assignment that was given to the students
  6. Rubric or other method used to assess the SLO (e.g., Other than grades, what evidence was used to determine that the students have
    achieved the stated outcomes?)
  7. Samples of student work at three different levels: high, middle, low
  8. Summary of the results (e.g., assessment grades spreadsheet)

As a part of assessment process, student evidence should be reviewed with the assessment lead and then submitted to the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (IR&A). IR&A needs additional information to catalog these documents correctly on the L drive for the department’s future use and for NEASC requirements. To support this effort we have prepared this cover sheet which should be attached to the student evidence that is submitted. Each faculty member that provides you and IR&A with student evidence should complete this cover sheet. This sheet can also be found on the L drive: L-drive > Academic and Student Affairs > Educational Effectiveness > Assessment Resources and Forms.

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Professors:

Please note there will be time allocated during the faculty workshops for departments to meet. At that time, you may be working with your area’s assessment lead (typically your department chair) to complete the required assessment documents, which are due May 10. The assessment lead is responsible for submitting these documents, which include:

1. E1 addendum
2. E1 planning worksheet
3. Student work/evidence, supporting materials, and cover sheet (hard copy or electronic file(s))

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (IR&A), as well as the faculty assessment coordinators, will be collecting the required information at the workshops.

At the faculty workshop you may be asked by your assessment lead/department chair to submit the student evidence you have been collecting this academic year. To promote complete record keeping, student evidence needs to include the following information:

  1. Professor’s name
  2. Course subject, number, and title
  3. Term and year the data was collected
  4. Assessment level (if you don’t know this ask your department chair or assessment lead)
  5. Assignment that was given to the students
  6. Rubric or other method used to assess the SLO (e.g., Other than grades, what evidence was used to determine that the students have
    achieved the stated outcomes?)
  7. Samples of student work at three different levels: high, middle, low
  8. Summary of the results (e.g., assessment grades spreadsheet)

As a part of assessment process, student evidence should be reviewed with the assessment lead in your area, typically the Department Chair and then submitted to the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (IR&A). IR&A needs additional information to catalog these documents correctly on the L drive for the department’s future use and for NEASC requirements. To support this effort we have prepared a cover sheet which should be attached to the student evidence you are submitting.

This cover sheet, along with the other required documents, will be saved on the L-drive in the following location:

L drive > Academic and Student Affairs > Educational Effectiveness folder.

Please make sure you can access this folder on the L-drive before the faculty workshop. We kindly ask you to bring your laptops to the faculty workshop as you may need to access your student evidence and the information on the L-drive.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the faculty workshops.

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