Assessment and Reaffirmation - ColemanPresentation Transcript
Assessment and Reaffirmation Documenting What Matters and Doing So Very Well!
PhD Level Program Assessment
Student will demonstrate advanced levels of knowledge including discipline specific targets: advanced genetics, advanced molecular biology;
Baccalaureate Level SLOs
Critical analysis and original thinking/logic/discovery/ethics
Communication skills and ability to conduct research
Knowledge of historical basis of discipline, genres, musical forms, in their cultural contexts
Command of scholarship and technology
Research methods, creativity/global awareness
Post-graduation career, education and leadership
Curriculum Mapping (CM)
Systematically Aligning Curriculum to meet Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).
These (SLOs) are driven by institutional mission and national standards of the profession.
College of Business and Mass Communications are examples of best practices in CM.
The use of several indicators to assess a single student learning outcome across the curriculum. Examples: Critical Thinking, Clear Written Communication
Civil Engineering provides a good example of the value of embedded assessment.
What are desired rates of retention?
What are desired placement rates?
What is the difference between your program objectives and actual results?
The EPhD program has great rates of retention and high levels of placement.
Are these results occurring by chance or design?
Core Level Competencies
What is the extent to which graduates have attained core level competencies?
The answer is driven by explicitly stated objectives of the learning system, desired student learning outcomes, their proper assessment, and the use of results in continuous improvement in student learning and program outcomes.