“Institutional Course RedesignIMPACT Assessment Dr. Gabriela WeaverDirector, Discovery Learning Research CenterProfessor of Chemistry and Science Education January 4, 2012, West Lafayette, IN
Assessment of IMPACT• IMPACT is currently an experiment.• As with any experiment, we need to collect and analyze data to find out what the results are.• Dimensions of the IMPACT assessment: • Effect on students • Effect on faculty • Effect on classes
The Research Questions• (FLC): What is the effectiveness of the professional development aspect of IMPACT and embedded support for course redesign and implementation?• (Classroom): What is the effect on pedagogical approaches used?• (Student Success): What effect do IMPACT courses have on student success and retention?• (Faculty): What long-term results occur in practices by faculty, departments, institution?
Instruments• Faculty: • interview before FLC series • survey after FLC series • interview after implementation of redesign • course questionnaire 3-4 times during semester • survey 2 semesters after implementation• Department Head: • interview 2 semesters after IMPACT implementation• Other Faculty in Department • survey 2 semesters after IMPACT implementation
Instruments• Students: • end-of-course questions keyed to faculty-designed learning objectives • student scores on exam items keyed to faculty- designed learning objectives • student grades in courses following IMPACT course • student retention statistics• Classroom: • course questionnaire weekly during semester (1/4 of students per week or 40, whichever number is larger, randomly selected) • observations
Your Role• Your active participation in assessment is critical.• Timeliness is important for: • participating in interviews • responding to surveys • facilitating student participation in assessment activities• Necessary: your active participation in developing exam and survey items keyed to your learning objectives.
IMPACT Assessment Team• Co-chairs: • John Campbell (ITaP) • Gabriela Weaver (DLRC/Chemistry)• Omolola Adedokun (DLRC)• Kimberly Arnold (ITaP)• Diane Beaudoin (Office of the Provost)• Brent Drake (Enrollment Management)• Adam Hagen (ITaP)• David Nelson (CIE)• Loran Carleton Parker (DLRC)• Matthew Pistilli (ITaP)• Ala Samarapungavan (Educational Studies)