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Academic Assessment Plan: “under construction”Robert Carey, Shelley Dixon, Anastasia Pratt, Rosalyn Rufer, Jordan Wright Virtual Fall Academic Conference October 24, 2012
Agenda Purpose and ChargeAccomplishments Thus Far Proposed Timeline Request for Feedback
Purpose and Charge• Advance academic plan• Connect to college learning goals• Engage college community• Promote a “culture of assessment”• Make visible the invisible – “closing the loop”• Add value – internal and external audiences 3
Student Learning Outcomes and Internal Audience Reflect on student learning Studies reflect primary learning outcomes – engage in goals – i.e. Academic Plan and continual improvement AOS Faculty Provide support to Develop faculty for process Guidelines and of continual OAA AOS assess improvement Quality programmatic student learning Student LearningReflect on learning and relationshipto professional Primaryand personal goals Students Mentors Work with students to cover learning goals in DP Demonstrate learning through assignments
External Audiences• Middle States• SUNY• Community• Government at all levels
Accomplishments Inventory of what is already availableAlignment of Goals Communication and Outcomes Academic Assessment Plan Area of Front-End Study and Assessment Program Participation
Inventory of what is already available "making the invisible visible” AOS/Program Informal, Pre and post Center-level No consistent workshop Trainings forpractice across assessments Adjuncts and the College of knowledge Practices for at the library Center personnel
C-PIE National Survey of SALE Survey StudentEngagement GEAR and Course Fact Book Completion Reports reports
Communication Implementing the Plan Determining the on-going leadership Getting buy-inCreating a planforcommunication
Area of Study and Program ParticipationHow often do you and your peers review and revise AOS/Program guidelines?Do your AOS/Program guidelines contain any specific assessment methods/tools, e.g., rubrics, capstone studies, projects, etc?Does your AOS/Program include specific concentration/major guidelines?Does your AOS/Program include SUNY General Education requirement guidelines?Do your AOS/Program peers communicate as a group in addition to the required ESC annual meetings?Do your AOS/Program guidelines reflect the college level learning goals?
Front-End Assessment1) What do we need to • Learning Objectives and Goalsknow about a student as • Skillsthe student begins an • Motivation for seeking college-levelapplication and orientation learning experiences(semester long) process?2) What do • Admissions/Information Sessionsstudents, prospective and • Orientationadmitted need to know-- (as it is now versus a semester-longand when in the process do process of orientation)they need to know it? • Educational Planning
Alignment of Goals and OutcomesLevels of AchievingOutcomes Rationale Alignment Contexts for Implementation Assessing outcomes Aligned assessment Learning and Outcomes alignment
Levels of AlignmentCollege Mission Strategic Plan Academic Plan College-Level Learning Goals Program-Level Outcomes General Education LC/Individual Courses
Rationale for Alignment One CollegeMaintaining Freedom and Ensuring Security For Students For Mentors Maintain Know that LC’s are individualized consistent with college- learning wide and AOS goals
Gaps– Student responses. The information available from the National Survey of Student Engagement and SALE surveys is incomplete for these purposes.– More participation from AOS, Programs, and Centers. How can we effectively reach the entire College community? How can we encourage responses to survey questions?
Proposed Timeline• VFAC – October 2012• Initial rough draft to CUSP and GSPC – Dec/Jan 2013• Center discussions – Jan/Feb 2013• Revised draft – presentation at All College – March 2013• Final draft to provost – June 2013
Request for Feedback• Communication Plan – Commons website – Task Force members – AOS groups – Updates through Exchange
Task Force MembersBob Carey Mark MiyakeNan DiBello Bridget NettletonShelley Dixon Anastasia PrattGreg Edwards Heather ReynoldsJohn Eisler Dawn RileyMarnie Evans Roz RuferJonathan Franz Jim SavittSabrina Fuchs Abrams Michael SpitzerLinda Hamell Sharon SzymanskiRebecca Hegel Peggy TallyDongho Kim Angela TitiAmayahMindy Kronenberg Amy TweedyMarjorie Lavin Jordan WrightThalia MacMillan Jim WunschMary Mawn