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  • 1. Assessment at
    Eva Fernández
    Director, Center forTeaching& LearningAssociate Professor, Linguistics & Communication Disorders
    Making Transfer Connections Seminar on Assessment
    May 6, 2011 | LaGuardia Community College
    eHandout: http://qc.cuny.edu/?id=XQ7H
  • 2. What we’re doing
    4 divisions, 49 departments or programs, 13 research centers, ~600 ft + ~700 pt faculty, all to serve 20,000 students
    Departmental, divisional, college-wide assessment activities
    Strategic-plan-related activities
    Programmatic assessments, e.g., of FYI Communities (some experimental, some driven by operational needs)
  • 3. Who’s involved
    Who isn’t involved?
    Departmental curriculum committees: 49 departments or programs, ~150-300 faculty
    Senate committees
    Undergraduate Curriculum: 5 fac, 3 studts, ex-officios
    General Education Advisory: 6 faculty, ex-officios
    Graduate Curriculum: 3 fac, 2 studts, ex-officios
    Outcomes Assessment Committee: 13 faculty, 1 staff advocates and distributes “best practices”
    Soon to be formed Committee on Student Retention
    Etc.
  • 4. Our timeline
    Middle States:next periodic review report due in 2012
    Academic Program Reviews: departmental self-studies every 10 years
    Specialized accreditation processes:Education Unit and Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, independent timelines
  • 5. Plans to use ePortfolio
    Current prolific users, to assess coursework or programmatically:
    Elementary & Early Childhood Education
    Music
    Graduate School of Library & Information Sciences
    Physics
    Secondary Education & Youth Services
    Future users: 20 faculty currently in training
    Under consideration: subset of English 110 courses
  • 6. Our competencies and their role in assessment
    Core Areas of Knowledge and Inquiry
    Reading Literature, Appreciating and Participating in the Arts, Cultures and Values, Analyzing Social Structures, Natural Science
    Global Contexts
    US, European, World, Pre-Industrial
    Critical Academic Abilities
    Writing, Mathematics, Quantitative Reasoning, Foreign Language
    Capstone or Synthesis