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Sloan C Assessment Presentation 2009

Sloan C Assessment Presentation 2009



The American Public University System (APUS) will discuss strategies to engage faculty and administrators in ongoing assessment processes at the fully online distance learning institution. As a result ...

The American Public University System (APUS) will discuss strategies to engage faculty and administrators in ongoing assessment processes at the fully online distance learning institution. As a result of these strategies, faculty and administrators are increasingly integrating assessment information into daily decision-making processes to improve on academic courses and programs.



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    • Engaging Faculty and Administrators in the Assessment Process at a Distance Learning Institution 15th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning | Orlando, FL | October 2009
    • • Introductions • APUS Mission and Demographics • Promote accountability among faculty and administrators • Inform internal and external stakeholders on the achievement of student learning outcomes • Assessment and retention as a system •I Incorporate assessment data into decision t td t i t d i i making processes • Conclusion and dialogue
    • Frank McCluskey, Ph.D. Executive Vice President and Provost Jennifer Stephens Helm, Ph.D. Associate Vice-President Dean of Vice-President, Assessment Dave Becher Director, Academic Information Analysis Chad Patrizi, ABD Patrizi Dean of Business Administration
    • To educate the nation's military and public service communities by providing respected, relevant, affordable, and student-focused online programs which prepare them for service and leadership in a diverse, global society.
    • • Founded in 1991 as American Military University to provide affordable and convenient distance learning to service g members • In 2002, expanded reach to national security, public safety and other professionals seeking affordable education and online convenience convenience, establishing American Public University System with member institutions: American Military University and American Public University • We are a 100% online for-profit school that serves 53,000+ students who study online from 100 countries.
    • Promote Accountability among Faculty and Administrators Yearly Goals Tied to Continuous Program Review Metrics Review of Data Process •MManagement by tb • Survey data •PProgram review i Objectives • Other indirect committee measures of • Action plan for assessment continuous improvement
    • Data External   Collection Review Follow‐Up Analysis Program  Three Year  Plan Review Meeting
    • Electronic Repository of Information Library and Curriculum External Learning Resources Assessment Reviewer Feedback • Course books • Student learning • Expert reviewer report • Electronic resources outcomes • Industry Advisory • Instructional strategies Council report • Learning strategies • Evaluation procedures • Academic rigor
    • Electronic Repository of Information Faculty Students Learning Outcomes Assessment • A l i of faculty Analysis f f lt • Student demographic •C i l M Curricular Mapping i credentials and information • Assessment measures expertise to ensure • Enrollment History breadth and diversity • Fact book • Growth trends
    • Electronic Repository of Information Program Program Directory Program Review Benchmarking Summary Findings • Program benchmarking • Evaluation of findings • Dean’s observations with similar programs • Program • Meeting minutes and institutions recommendations • Three year proposed strategic plan
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    • Inform Internal and External Stakeholders on the Achievement of Student Learning Outcomes Transparency by Learning Outcomes Internal Design Assessment Website Communications • Charter member • Approximately 7000 • Meetings • College Choices for hits per month • Faculty, staff, and Adults • Assessment initiatives, student newsletters programs assessment resources • Faculty and student • Website assists adult for faculty, student lounges learner in making learning outcomes, informed decisions program level learning about distance outcome assessments education results http://www.collegecho http://www.apus.edu/le icesforadults.org/ arning-outcomes- assessments/
    • Assessment and y Retention as a System • Regular dissemination of data to stakeholders • Reciprocal relationship between data team and Deans • Assessment feedback loop
    • Incorporate Assessment Data into Decision Making Processes - Examples General Education Business Program Criminal Justice Program Program • Math and science • Accounting course • Corrections course curriculum
    • Frank McCluskey, Ph.D. McCluskey Ph D fmmcluskey@apus.edu Executive Vice President and Provost Jennifer Stephens, Ph.D. J if St h Ph D jstephens@apus.edu Associate Vice-President, Dean of Assessment Dave Becher dbecher@apus.edu Director, Academic Information Analyst