Queens College Assessment and ePortfolio for 5.6.11

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Queens College Assessment and ePortfolio for 5.6.11

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

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