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Creating an assessment structure to sustain momentum between accreditation reviews

Creating an Assessment Structure to Sustain Momentum between Accreditation Reviews

Dr. Karla J. Sanders

Eastern Illinois University


Issues to be addressed
Issues to be Addressed Accreditation Reviews

  • How to track progress from year to year across a variety of programs

  • How to employ best practices in assessment to create a standardized yet flexible program

  • How to incorporate general education goals into major/minor programs

  • How to sustain interest in assessment between site team visits


Monitoring progress
Monitoring Progress Accreditation Reviews

  • Major Assessment Profile (MAP)

    • Due in June annually

  • Annual Summaries

    • Due in June annually

  • Program Reviews

    • First draft due in January; final draft in July

    • Every 8 years

    • State-mandated


Major assessment profile map
Major Assessment Profile (MAP) Accreditation Reviews

  • Web links to pertain information on department’s quality, plans for future, etc.

  • Qualitative/quantitative information

    • Assessment Results that document achievement of student learning goals

    • Significant achievements that document quality/improvement

    • Significant achievements that support University and VPAA goals

      http://www.eiu.edu/~acaffair/MAP/


Student learning assessment program
Student Learning Assessment Program Accreditation Reviews

  • Annual summary of assessment activities

  • Part I:

    • Learning objectives

    • Assessment measures

      • How, when, and by whom

    • Expectations

    • Results

    • Feedback loop

      • Responsibility

      • How shared

        http://www.eiu.edu/~assess


Student learning assessment program cont
Student Learning Assessment Program cont. Accreditation Reviews

  • Part II:

    • Narrative describing program’s accomplishments in last year. Ways dept. responded to feedback.

  • Part III:

    • Narrative summarizing changes and improvements in curriculum, instruction, and learning that resulted from what was learning through assessment.

      • How has data been used?

      • What have you learned?

      • What are your plans for the future?


Program reviews
Program Reviews Accreditation Reviews

  • Overview

    • Mission and how program fits into University mission

  • State Issues

    • Major changes in the discipline

    • Major findings and recommendations—learning outcomes and program improvement

    • Changes to the major—including student demographics

    • Actions taken since last review

  • Institution Issues

  • Outcome


Reporting progress
Reporting Progress Accreditation Reviews

  • Annual Reports from assessment office to VPAA, deans, and chairs on programs’ progress

  • Annual Reports from VPAA’s office to state—Performance Report—highlights results and improvements to curriculum; report on program reviews

  • Written feedback for programs

  • Annual evaluation of levels based on PTA


Feedback primary trait analysis
Feedback—Primary Trait Analysis Accreditation Reviews

  • Three levels for each area addressed on annual summary:

    • Learning Objectives

    • Assessment Measures

    • Expectations

    • Results

    • Feedback Loop

http://www.eiu.edu/~assess/NCA%20levels%20checklist%202004.pdf


Reports
Reports Accreditation Reviews


Reports cont
Reports, cont. Accreditation Reviews


General education majors eiu
General Education & Majors—EIU Accreditation Reviews

  • 4 Goals

    • Write effectively

    • Speak effectively

    • Think critically

    • Become responsible global citizens

  • Promote adoption by programs


Report
Report Accreditation Reviews


Involving faculty eiu
Involving Faculty—EIU Accreditation Reviews

  • Committees

    • University-wide Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning

    • College curriculum & assessment committees

    • Department assessment committees

  • Forums & conferences

    • On-campus Forums

    • Provide Funds for Travel

  • Provost’s Assessment Award


Sustaining momentum eiu
Sustaining Momentum—EIU Accreditation Reviews

  • Annual Assessment Forum—invited presenter on an assessment topic of interest

  • Faculty Development workshops

  • Quarterly newsletter

  • Up-to-date web site

  • Involvement of key, interested faculty

  • Share results

  • Provide feedback and use the data


Presenter s contact information
Presenter’s Contact Information Accreditation Reviews

Dr. Karla J. Sanders

217-581-6056

[email protected]

www.eiu.edu/~assess


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