Multi-Section Assessment of One Course: English 407A Ed Nagelhout Julie Staggers Department of English Presentation Goals Describe steps for assessing multiple sections of a single course Use English 407A: Business Writing as an extended example
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Department of English
Every student should have basically the same experience in every (multi-section) course regardless of teacher or platform.
70-75 Sections per year
Taught primarily by PTIs, GAs, and Adjuncts
Business Writing Course Delivery Platforms:
To Meet Programmatic Goals
How much can we legitimately do in 16 weeks?
Tools should be designed to determine the achievement of outcomes as effectively and as efficiently as possible
NOTE: Each project includes multiple deliverables and a project assessment memo
Evaluation measurements provide the data to help you determine the success of the course
Reporting the data in a way that will allow you to improve your course is paramount, so you need to be proactive
Examine findings through the lenses you find most applicable
Pilot Study – Spring 2008 – 7 Sections
Outcome: “Design documents for both content and visual appeal”
Criteria: Format: All projects; All sections
Strong teacher support structures are imperative to successful course delivery and assessment
10-Hour per Week Commitment