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What Can You Do WithYour Campus’sAssessment Website?

Ephraim Schechter

AALHE Second Annual Conference

Albequerque, NM – June 3-5, 2012

http://HigherEdAssessment.com/presentations/AALHE2012.pdf


2: An institution’s assessment website

An online resource for

  • People at the institution who

    • Are doing assessment

    • Are managing/coordinating assessment

    • Want to find out about assessment at the institution

  • People elsewhere who want to find out about

    • Assessment at this institution

    • Assessment in general


3: In this session…

  • How what’s there & how it’s presented reflects (explicit or implicit) decisions about:

    • Who it’s for—i.e., who are your audiences?

    • What information does each audience need?

    • What information will you make available? To whom?

  • How easily can your audiences:

    • Find your information?

    • Understand your information?


4: What might be on an assessment website?

NILOA’s

Transparency

Framework


5: What might be on an assessment website?

  • The Resources handout (p. 1) lists some of the things you might find…

  • Which can be presented in many different ways. For example:

    • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

    • Montgomery College

    • The University of Hawai’i at Manoa

    • Lock Haven University


Who’s the information for?

  • External audiences

    • Students/parents/community

    • Organized “accountability” displays – e.g., Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) College Portraits

  • Internal audiences

    • Faculty & staff

    • Students

  • What information will you make available to each audience?


6: Who’s the information for?External audiences

  • Students/parents/community

    • Monmouth University

    • Eastern New Mexico University


6: Who’s the information for?External audiences

  • Students/parents/community

    • Monmouth University

    • Eastern New Mexico University

  • Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) /College Portrait

    • University of Kansas

    • Shawnee State University


6: Who’s the information for?External audiences

  • Students/parents/community

    • Monmouth University

    • Eastern New Mexico University

  • Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) /College Portrait

    • University of Kansas

    • Shawnee State University

      How do you do this on your campus? Why?


7: Who’s the information for?Internal audiences

  • Faculty & staff

    • Eastern New Mexico University

    • State University of New York at Geneseo


SUNY-Geneseo


7: Who’s the information for?Internal audiences

  • Faculty & staff

    • Eastern New Mexico University

    • State University of New York at Geneseo

  • What information do you make available to whom?

    How do you do this on your campus? Why?


8: What help do you provide for your faculty & staff?

  • Reporting formats & guidelines

    • Indiana University Kokomo

    • Cleveland State University


8: What help do you provide for your faculty & staff?

  • Reporting formats & guidelines

    • Indiana University Kokomo

    • Cleveland State University

  • Assessment guidelines, tips, examples

    • Texas A&M

    • Central Michigan University


9: What help do you provide for your faculty & staff?

  • Assessment handbooks

    • New Mexico Highlands University

    • University of Massachussetts Amherst

    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • California State University, Long Beach


University of Massachussetts Amherst


9: What help do you provide for your faculty & staff?

  • Assessment handbooks

    • New Mexico Highlands University

    • University of Massachussetts Amherst

    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • California State University, Long Beach

  • Links to resources elsewhere

    • Brenau University

    • College of Wooster


College of Wooster


9: What help do you provide for your faculty & staff?

  • Assessment handbooks

    • New Mexico Highlands University

    • University of Massachussetts Amherst

    • University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    • California State University, Long Beach

  • Links to resources elsewhere

    • Brenau University

    • College of Wooster

      How do you do this on your campus? Why?


10: Who’s the information for?Internal audiences

  • Faculty & staff

    • Eastern New Mexico University

    • State University of New York at Geneseo

  • Current students

    • Christopher Newport University


10: Who’s the information for?Internal audiences

  • Faculty & staff

    • Eastern New Mexico University

    • State University of New York at Geneseo

  • Current students

    • Christopher Newport University

      How do you do this on your campus? Why?


11. Can people find your assessment information?


11. Can people find your assessment information?

  • From the campus home page, is it

    • …easy for non-knowledgeable searchers to find?

      • Marquette University


11. Can people find your assessment information?

  • From the campus home page, is it

    • …easy for non-knowledgeable searchers to find?

      • Marquette University

    • …easy to find, but non-faculty/staff probably wouldn’t look here?

      • Merritt College


11. Can people find your assessment information?

  • From the campus home page, is it

    • …easy for non-knowledgeable searchers to find?

      • Marquette University

    • …easy to find, but non-faculty/staff probably wouldn’t look here?

      • Merritt College

  • Must they already know which office handles assessment on this campus?

    • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

    • Oakland Community College


12. Can people find your assessment information?

  • From the campus home page, is it

    • …easy for non-knowledgeable searchers to find?

    • …easy to find, but non-faculty/staff probably wouldn’t look here?

  • Must they already know which office handles assessment on this campus?

  • Must they (S)earch? And which keywords should they use?

    How do you do this on your campus? Why?


Take-aways

When you look at your campus’s assessment website, ask:

  • Who’s the site for? Who are your audiences?

  • What information do you provide for each audience? Why?

  • How easily can they find it?


Finishing up

The handout, with live, updated links, is online at

http://higheredassessment.com/presentations/AALHE2012.pdf

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  • Give me your contact information

    Ephraim Schechter, Ph.D.

    Web: HigherEdAssessment.com

    Email: [email protected]


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