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  • 1. Nothing So Near Can Take You So Far
  • 2. Collaborative Assessment: Getting Help at All Levels
    Elizabeth NesiusWriting Center CoordinatorPassaic County Community College
  • 3. This presentation will focus on the Passaic County Community College Writing Initiative’s use of collaboration in the area of assessment of these courses. PCCC applies the technologies used in the classes to the process of assessment, which allows for input from all levels at the college: student, instructor, administrative, and the college as a whole through the Institutional Research Department.
  • 4. Writing Initiative
    Title V Grant: $2.5 million over 5 years
    Develop 20 Distinct, Writing Intensive Courses (with multiple sections, across 3 campuses)
    Support students and faculty with an on-ground writing center and online tutoring
    Develop and provide online resources for technology and writing
    Students required to take 2 WI courses (1 if getting AAS degree)
  • 5. Writing Intensive Courses
    Spring 2010—Additional Courses
    Current WI Courses
    Critical Thinking
    Cultural Anthropology
    Introduction to Literature
    Introduction to Psychology
    Introduction to Philosophy
    Introduction to Political Science
    Western Civilization I
    Western Civilization II
    Art Appreciation
    Computer Concepts and Applications
    U.S. History II
    Music Appreciation
    Environmental Science
    Additional Sections of Certain Original Courses
  • 6. Assessment
    Grant calls for improvement in student writing as they move through the program
    Student writing assessed by Initiative administrators at various points in program
    At the beginning of the first WI course
    At the end of each WI course
    As they get close to graduation (via College Writing Exam)
  • 7. Assessment Input: A Little of Everything
    Assignments and grades from instructors
    Feedback and reports from tutors
    Usage and student needs from Writing Center
    Writing and reflections from students
    Test scores and surveys from Institutional Research
  • 8. Instructor Input: LibGuides
  • 9.
  • 10. Tutor Input: WC Online
  • 11. Writing Center Input: WC Online
  • 12. Student Input: eFolio
  • 13.
  • 14. Institutional Research: Reports
  • 15. Initiative Assessment
    Initiative Administrators assess 3 areas
    Critical Thinking
    Information Literacy
    Rubric for each
    Combine/compare with others’ assessments for final analysis and report
  • 16. Findings
    Early in program: ¼ of the way through
    Early results show that student writing is improving
    Student consciousness of writing and writing process is improved
    Students are very satisfied with and make use of services
  • 17. Thank You!
    Elizabeth Nesius
    Passaic County Community College
    Writing Center Coordinator
  • 18. LibGuides
    Writing Initiative:
    Writing Center:
    Some Course Guides
  • 19. Links to eFolios
    Political Science
    Critical Thinking
  • 20. Helpful Links
    WC Online: