The Periodic Review Report and the Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness. Presentation by: Karen Froslid Jones and Robin Beads, American University (AU). Our goal is to provide an instiututional perspective that helps you to:
Karen Froslid Jones and Robin Beads, American University (AU)
Demonstrate that the institution has: helps you to:
Processes: May or May Not be Well Documented helps you to:
Buy-in for value of assessment may have been a “work in progress”
Assessment plans just in the first stages of implementation.
Structures to ensure success may or may not be in place.Perhaps 5 years ago…?
Processes AND results are well documented. helps you to:
Buy-in is evident.
Structures to ensure success are in place.
Evidence of implementation and use.Today….
Demonstrate that the institution has: systems, assessment can help us focus our collective attention, examine our assumptions, and create a
The value of a written or on-line assessment plan.
Survey academic & administrative units to reports, communications to community, and other sources.inventory current assessment activities:
Inventory areas where learning outcomes have been – or should be - developed.
Inventory on-going and one time activities for documentation in PRR
Gather examples of how assessments have been used in planning and decisionmaking.
Document how assessments have been used to advance goals and improve programs/services.2. Think Broadly (cont.)
Identify improvements or changes that have advanced the institution mission.
Highlight how recommendations in the Self-Study have been implemented3. Highlight Uses of Assessment
American University Strategic Plan assessment.
(cont’d) assessment activities, use of assessment, important points.
“Assessment, and the invaluable feedback it provides, informs us of areas in need of
improvement thereby strengthening our curricula. To that end, the Office of the Provost will
make every effort to support faculty as they assess courses and programs and implement
strategies toward curricular enhancement.” - Dr. Scott A. Bass, Provost5. Presenting Assessment Results