Assessment and Reaffirmation - Coleman

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Assessment and Reaffirmation - Coleman

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

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