Queens College Assessment and ePortfolio for 5.6.11Presentation Transcript
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
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)
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.
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
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
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