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Dr. Gino Pasquariello 2011 Annual TRACS Conference. Quality Assessment for Institutional Effectiveness. Session Overview. The Purpose of this workshop is to provide you with a clear pathway to institutional assessment that results in Better Data Collection and Analysis Better Planning

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Dr gino pasquariello 2011 annual tracs conference

Dr. Gino Pasquariello

2011 Annual TRACS Conference

Quality Assessment for Institutional Effectiveness


Session overview

Session Overview

  • The Purpose of this workshop is to provide you with a clear pathway to institutional assessment that results in

    • Better Data Collection and Analysis

    • Better Planning

    • Better Reporting

    • Provides you with a professionally developed system

  • Topics will cover

    • The steps of an effective assessment cycle

    • The characteristics of a quality assessment instruments

    • Maximizing the effectiveness of assessment data and findings


Institutional assessment basics

Institutional Assessment Basics

  • Is there a Documented and Approved Assessment Plan?

    • Include instruments and schedules

    • Department and Program reviews

    • Assess Student and Program Learning Outcomes

  • Is the Assessment Plan Implemented?

    • Evidence of data collection and analysis

    • Evidence of dissemination and reporting

  • Is the Assessment Data Utilized?

    • Reviews

    • Planning

    • Budgeting


A culture of assessment

A Culture of Assessment

  • In Theological Education, we are on the cusp of a revolution, but it requires a shift toward a Culture of Assessment!

  • ¬†80% of assumptions are not substantiated by data (anecdotal, gut, emotion, personal preference, etc..)

  • ¬†Improve Alignment between Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Budgeting


Ensuring assessment alignment

Ensuring Assessment Alignment

  • Alignment is Critical!

    • What are you Assessing?

    • Why are you Assessing it?

    • How are you Assessing it?


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Ensuring Assessment Alignment

  • Alignment is Critical!

    • Institutional Mission and Objectives

    • Institutional Effectiveness

    • Program and Student Learning Outcomes

    • Accreditation Standards

    • Institutional Benchmarks

    • External Agencies

    • Best Practices


Providing assessment reporting

Providing Assessment Reporting

  • Executive Administration

  • Departments

  • Accreditation

    • Annual Operational Report

    • Quality Compliance Review (QCR)

    • Self-Study Documentation

  • Transparency, Reality, ROI


The need for core institutional assessment instruments

The Need for Core Institutional Assessment Instruments

  • A Complete Suite of Core Institutional Assessment Instruments

    • Entering Student Inventory (ESI)

    • Seminary Experience Inventory (SEI)

    • Graduating Student Inventory (GSI)

    • Alumni Inventory (AI)

    • Faculty Satisfaction Inventory (FSI)


Maximizing the effectiveness of the core instruments

Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Core Instruments

  • Three Key Areas

    • Quality of Instruments (Design and Development)

    • Timeliness of Reporting (Analysis and Dissemination)

    • Implementation of Findings (Closing the Loop)


Maximizing effectiveness

Maximizing Effectiveness

  • Quality of Instruments

    • Alignment

    • Validity and Reliability

    • Filtering and Analysis

    • Assurance of Confidentiality


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Maximizing Effectiveness

  • Timeliness of Reporting

    • Year-round, documented, and systematic cycle of assessment

    • Time to Reporting

      • Review

      • Planning

      • Budgeting


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Maximizing Effectiveness

  • Implementation of Findings

    • Useful Formatting

    • Summary information

    • Strategic Recommendations

    • Departmental Action and Improvement

    • Developing SWOT Analysis Data


Core institutional assessment instruments

Core Institutional Assessment Instruments

  • Core Online Assessment Instruments

    • Entering Student Inventory (ESI)

    • Seminary Experience Inventory (SEI)

    • Graduating Student Inventory (GSI)

    • Alumni Inventory (AI)

    • Faculty Satisfaction Inventory (FSI)


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Core Institutional Assessment Instruments

  • Professional Features

    • Provide an Annual Documented System of Administration, Analysis and Reporting of Institutional Assessment

    • Designed according to higher education Best Practices and the unique context of the Christian education environment (Validity and Reliability)

    • Alignment with Accreditation Reporting

    • Provides Timely reporting of assessment findings

    • Facilitates data-driven decision-making for Strategic Planning

    • Provides Benchmarking Data for Institutional Effectiveness


Participating schools

Participating Schools

  • Participating Schools Include:

    • Bethel Theological Seminary

    • Phoenix Seminary

    • Denver Seminary

    • Multnomah University

    • Ashland Seminary

    • Columbia University

  • The Goal is to provide TRACS institutions with these assessment instruments and to also provide all-schools data for benchmarking and reporting


Quality assessment for institutional effectiveness

Quality Assessment for Institutional Effectiveness

Blessings and Thanks!

  • Contact Information:

    Dr. Gino Pasquariello

    Director of Institutional Research

    Southern California Seminary

    El Cajon, CA 92019

    Office: 619-201-8965

    Cell: 619-804-0990

    [email protected]


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