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  • 1. Digital Composingand the Invention of a Program:Long-Term Assessment Practicesfor theUNLV Professional Writing MinorEd NagelhoutSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  • 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. 10-Hours per WeekCore Program PrinciplesSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Traditional Database Management Quantitative Applications Capture Rubrics Norming Sessions Staff MeetingsGathering and Analyzing DataSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  • 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. • 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. 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. MinorSupportAssessmentLong-Term VisionSouthwest Texas Popular Culture Conference - February 2013
  • 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