Ross McMillan VPS Assessment Snapshot

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Presentation by Ross McMillan based on a survey of senior leadership in Division of Students at York University. Along with findings, survey points to future direc

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  • Why did we do this? Wanted to get a better understanding of your impressions as senior leaders in the Division.
  • Strong sense that assessment is supported in the Division. Overall, people feel the data is used more for dept than division wide decision making
  • Moderate level of proficiency in conducting
  • Respondents reported increased ability in using data for assessment
  • Big surprise – we’ve had this license for 5 years? Why do you think this is?
  • Does anyone have any other conclusions looking that the information?
  • Ross McMillan VPS Assessment Snapshot

    1. 1. VPS Assessment Snapshot of Aptitude, Attitude and Future Direction March 15, 2012 – Divisional Directors Meeting1
    2. 2. Self Assessment is Key2
    3. 3. Overview • Purpose was to have an outline of current assessment activities as well as help determine barriers and priorities • Survey of senior leadership in Division of Students • 26 respondents3
    4. 4. Support for Assessment and Data 50.00% 45.00% 40.00% 35.00% Assessment is supported within 30.00% the Division 25.00% Department regularly uses data for planning and decision- 20.00% making 15.00% Division uses data for planning and decision making 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% Strongly Agree Somewhat Neither Agree Somewhat Strongly Agree Nor Disagree Disagree Disagree4
    5. 5. Please rate the quality of your own assessment work 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Excellent Good Average Below Average Poor5
    6. 6. Please Rate Your Level of Proficiency - Conducting 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% Q8- Creating Survey 40.00% Questions Q9- Conducting focus 30.00% groups 20.00% Q10 - Conducting statistical analyses 10.00% Q14 - Writing learning outcomes 0.00% Extremely Very Moderately Slightly Not at all6
    7. 7. Please Rate Your Level of Proficiency - Using 45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% Q11 - Interpreting results 20.00% Q12 - Explaining results 15.00% 10.00% Q13 - Using results to improve 5.00% programs and services 0.00% Extremely Very Moderately Slightly Not at all7
    8. 8. Please Rate Your Level of Proficiency – StudentVoice Assessment Tools & Resources 45.00% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% Extremely Very Moderately Slightly Not at all8
    9. 9. Top 5 Barriers or Challenges Self (Directors) Department Staff 1 Limited Time Limited Staff 2 Limited Staff Limited Time 3 Limited Financial Resources Limited Assessment Expertise 4 Limited Assessment Expertise Limited Financial Resources 5 Not knowing what types of data Not knowing what types of data to to collect collect9
    10. 10. Training Priorities • Benchmarking • Basic Assessment Overview • Choosing Appropriate Methods for Data Collection • Developing learning outcomes and objectives • Effective Reporting • Survey Design and Implementation10
    11. 11. Survey Conclusions • Overall, respondents believe assessment activity is valued as as a department and division • Moderate ability to conduct assessment activities • Stronger ability to understand and interpret data for decision making • Big gap in knowledge and use of Student Voice • Barriers are similar amongst directors and staff • Training, comfort and staff resources are key11
    12. 12. Next Steps – Future Direction 1. Support • Met with most Directors on possible top tier projects • Model of direct assistance versus passive persuasion • Assessment project template complete • Alignment of assessment projects to IRP and White Paper priorities 2. Training • Dedicated Webinars with Vennessa from Campus Labs focused on on Baseline 101 and Benchmarking • Additional dedicated webinars on identified12 areas of need
    13. 13. Next Steps – Future Direction 3. Communications • VPS Assessment website in development • Sharing of assessment projects at Divisional Directors meetings • Monthly Brown Bag series showcasing assessment work that is being done in Division (special invite based on content) • You Said It, We Did It, We’re Listening campaign 4. Learning Outcomes • Process to identify, develop &map outcomes13

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