Digital Composingand the Invention of a Program:Long-Term Assessment Practicesfor theUNLV Professional Writing MinorEd Nag...
Long-Term Assessment Practices for theUNLV Professional Writing Minor       1.       Core Program Principles       2.     ...
10-Hours per WeekCore Program PrinciplesSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
CoherenceandConsistency                                        http://www.serpinstitute.org/2013/serp-press/november-2011/...
Learning for All             Means             Learning for One                                                           ...
Increase self-directed       and non-formal learning       activities/opportunities       (i.e., independent and       lif...
Provide robust                      support                      structures for                      all teachers in      ...
Program Goals     Program Courses     List of Possible Projects     Lists of Possible     Criteria/Rubrics     List of Pos...
Program Goals     •     Demonstrate proficiency in designing,           writing, and editing print and digital           t...
Program Goals                                           Program Courses     •     Demonstrate proficiency in designing,   ...
Program Goals                                           Program Courses     •     Demonstrate proficiency in designing,   ...
Program Goals                                           Program Courses     •     Demonstrate proficiency in designing,   ...
Program Goals                                           Program Courses     •     Demonstrate proficiency in designing,   ...
How can we best     understand student     learning and pedagogical     effectiveness in our     program?                 ...
Traditional Database Management                     Quantitative Applications                     Capture Rubrics         ...
Course and Program Dashboards                     Adaptive Learning Analytics                     Social Network Analytics...
•       How can we        review the data        comprehensively?                                                  •      ...
Inclusive process for       reviewing, reflecting, recommending, re       vising, and improving each course       individu...
MinorSupportAssessmentLong-Term VisionSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
Questions?Or to continue the conversation:   denise.tillery@unlv.edu   julie.staggers@unlv.edu   ed.nagelhout@unlv.eduSout...
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  1. 1. Digital Composingand the Invention of a Program:Long-Term Assessment Practicesfor theUNLV Professional Writing MinorEd NagelhoutSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  2. 2. Long-Term Assessment Practices for theUNLV Professional Writing Minor 1. Core Program Principles 2. Initial Developmental Goals 3. One “Organizational” Chart 4. Gathering and Analyzing Data 5. Review/Reflect/Revise 6. Incorporate/Naturalize 7. Long-Term VisionOverviewSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  3. 3. 10-Hours per WeekCore Program PrinciplesSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  4. 4. CoherenceandConsistency http://www.serpinstitute.org/2013/serp-press/november-2011/internal-coherence-website-nears-completion/Core Program PrinciplesSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  5. 5. Learning for All Means Learning for One http://pumr.pascalobservatory.org/pascalnow/pascal-projects/pumr/higher-learning-allCore Program PrinciplesSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  6. 6. Increase self-directed and non-formal learning activities/opportunities (i.e., independent and lifelong learning) http://www.olecommunity.com/the-power-of-personal-learning-networks-wait-what-is-a-personal-learning-network/Initial Developmental GoalsSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  7. 7. Provide robust support structures for all teachers in the program http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/01/rust-damaged-support-structures-golden-gate-bridge-set-be-repairedInitial Developmental GoalsSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  8. 8. Program Goals Program Courses List of Possible Projects Lists of Possible Criteria/Rubrics List of Possible ActivitiesOne “Organizational” ChartSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  9. 9. Program Goals • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital texts for a variety of audiences and purposes in professional contexts • Demonstrate project management skills • Exhibit a deftness with common professional writing genres • Exhibit an ability to collaborate effectively at all stages of a writing project • Exhibit visual design awareness and acuity • Apply a broad repertoire of research and critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts • Develop strategies for learning digital/software applications and acquiring expertiseOne “Organizational” ChartSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  10. 10. Program Goals Program Courses • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital Professional Writing Required texts for a variety of audiences and Courses (9 credits): purposes in professional contexts • Demonstrate project management skills Professional Writing Core (6 • Exhibit a deftness with common credits from the following): professional writing genres • Exhibit an ability to collaborate Electives (6 credits from any effectively at all stages of a writing writing, language, or project literature course, including • Exhibit visual design awareness and 200-level introductory acuity courses) Recommended • Apply a broad repertoire of research and Electives include: critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts • Develop strategies for learning digital/software applications and acquiring expertiseOne “Organizational” ChartSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  11. 11. Program Goals Program Courses • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital texts for a variety of audiences and purposes in professional contexts • Demonstrate project management skills Course Projects • Exhibit a deftness with common professional writing genres • Exhibit an ability to collaborate effectively at all stages of a writing project • Exhibit visual design awareness and acuity • Apply a broad repertoire of research and critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts • Develop strategies for learning digital/software applications and acquiring expertiseOne “Organizational” ChartSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  12. 12. Program Goals Program Courses • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital texts for a variety of audiences and purposes in professional contexts • Demonstrate project management skills Course Projects • Exhibit a deftness with common professional writing genres • Exhibit an ability to collaborate effectively at all stages of a writing Lists of Criteria / project • Exhibit visual design awareness and Rubrics acuity • Apply a broad repertoire of research and critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts • Develop strategies for learning digital/software applications and acquiring expertiseOne “Organizational” ChartSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  13. 13. Program Goals Program Courses • Demonstrate proficiency in designing, writing, and editing print and digital texts for a variety of audiences and purposes in professional contexts • Demonstrate project management skills Course Projects • Exhibit a deftness with common professional writing genres • Exhibit an ability to collaborate effectively at all stages of a writing Lists of Criteria / project • Exhibit visual design awareness and Rubrics acuity • Apply a broad repertoire of research and critical-thinking skills that reflect an awareness of cultural contexts • Develop strategies for learning Lists of Activities digital/software applications and acquiring expertiseOne “Organizational” ChartSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  14. 14. How can we best understand student learning and pedagogical effectiveness in our program? http://epubgeneration.weebly.com/learning-analytics.htmlComprehensive AssessmentSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  15. 15. Traditional Database Management Quantitative Applications Capture Rubrics Norming Sessions Staff MeetingsGathering and Analyzing DataSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  16. 16. Course and Program Dashboards Adaptive Learning Analytics Social Network Analytics Discourse Analytics Data Compilation Data VisualizationsGathering and Analyzing DataSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  17. 17. • How can we review the data comprehensively? • How can the data From multiple help us improve perspectives? student learning? • How can the data help us improve our teaching?• How can we • How can the data reflect on the data help us improve consistently? the program? Inclusively? http://foundwalls.com/tree-sea-moon-reflection-island-stars-night/Review/Reflect/ReviseSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  18. 18. Inclusive process for reviewing, reflecting, recommending, re vising, and improving each course individually and the program as a whole Assessment as a natural part of our every day routineIncorporate/NaturalizeSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  19. 19. MinorSupportAssessmentLong-Term VisionSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  20. 20. Questions?Or to continue the conversation: denise.tillery@unlv.edu julie.staggers@unlv.edu ed.nagelhout@unlv.eduSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013

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