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Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. Assessment > What it Means and Why it is Important. Developed and Presented by the Assessment Committee Faculty Day, August 28, 2008. Assessment > We Aim to …. Increase understanding of the College’s Assessment Initiative

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assessment what it means and why it is important

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine

Assessment > What it Means and Why it is Important

Developed and Presented by the Assessment Committee

Faculty Day, August 28, 2008

assessment we aim to
Assessment > We Aim to …
  • Increase understanding of the College’s Assessment Initiative
  • Create familiarity with our College’s Institutional Learning Assessment Plan
  • Increase awareness of current and planned activities related to assessment
  • Communicate methods to stay connected

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assessment how we got here

VPAA Initiative

Assessment > How We Got Here

Relationships

Between College Plans

Learning Goals

Guiding Principles

Conceptual Relationships

  • Sr. Marilyn Sunderman
  • Kathleen Clements
  • June Marshall
  • Karen Lemke
  • Lisa Theriault
  • Margaret Hourigan
  • Greg Gull
  • Sr. Patricia Flynn
  • Scott Balcomb
  • Katrina Hoop
  • John Hufstader
  • Janet Douglas
  • Mark Green
  • Joyce Coburn
  • Beth Auger
  • Jonathan Malmude
  • Bill Yates
  • Sue Kelly
  • Dale Brooker
  • Nick Benfaremo
  • Gail Marchigiano
  • Bill Lemke
  • Nina Eduljee
  • Cynthia Mowles

Institutional Assessment Committee

  • Nina Eduljee
  • Greg Gull
  • Gail Marchigiano
  • Steven Bridge

Institutional Learning Assessment Plan

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assessment what is your initial reaction
Assessment > What is Your Initial Reaction?

Avoiding

Confused

Knowledgeable

Happy

Questioning

Unhappy

Red Faced

Contemplative

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assessment so what is it
Assessment > So What is it?

“An ongoing process aimed at understanding, documenting and improving student learning.”

— Stiehl, 2002

“The systematic gathering of information about student learning and the factors that affect learning, undertaken with the resources, time, and expertise available, for the purpose of improving learning.”

— Walvoord, 2004

“The systematic collection, review, and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development.”

Palomba & Banta, 1999

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what does that mean
What Does That Mean?

Without student assessment, it would be impossibleto know if students are meeting the goals and expectations of an institution, department, or class. An instructor who assumes that students are learning just because they attend class may end up being disappointed when it comes to exams or papers. There is often a gap between what was taught by the teacher and what was learned by the student.

Assessment provides the necessary information to identify and bridge this gap.

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assessment does not need to be complicated
“Assessment does not need to be complicated …

and, rightly used it can be a powerful tool for improvement. Good information in the right hands is potentially the best lever for change. If assessment is done properly, it can provide a basis for wiser planning and budgeting, and change in curriculum, pedagogy, staffing, programming, and studentsupport, rather than wasting resources on the latest educational fad or vague notions about what might be effective…further, careful attention to students’ learning by departments and the institution can help create a climateofcaring and engagement that supports students’ own commitmentto their learning.”

— Walvoord, 2004

Clearly, no institution that claims to take seriously their dedication to student learning can do so without the aid of assessment.

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we are accountable
We are Accountable …

Rooted in and professing fidelity to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrines and heritage of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Joseph's College, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, is a liberal arts college that nurtures intellectual, spiritual and social growth in students of all ages and all faiths within a value-centered environment.

—SJCME Mission Statement

“Regional and professional accreditationagencies across the United States are explicitly requiring demonstrableevidenceof planning processes that aresystematic, and that are rooted in quantitativeandqualitativemeasures”

— Middaugh & Seybert, 2006

A comprehensive assessment program that incorporates these measures is a principle means of satisfying accountability.

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assessment goals
Assessment > Goals

“What gets measured, gets attended to; What gets attended to, gets done”

— Anonymous

SJCME Mission

Core Values

Learning Goals

Intellectual

Spiritual

Social

Respect

Compassion

Justice

Faith

Excellence

Integrity

Community

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assessment target outcomes
Assessment > Target Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Intellectual

Spiritual

Social

Institutional Level

  • Passion for Learning
  • Decision Making Skills and Thinking Abilities
  • Information and Technological Literacy
  • Effective Communication
  • Career Preparation
  • Global Awareness and Perspective
  • Social Responsibility and Justice
  • Environmental Responsibility
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Faith and Spirituality

Department Level

Course Level

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assessment working together
Assessment > Working Together

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assessment plan outline
Assessment > Plan Outline
  • Institutional Learning Assessment Plan Components
    • Guiding Principles of Assessment
    • Mission Goals and Values of the College
    • Institutional Student Learning Outcomes
    • Areas and Levels of Mission Fulfillment
      • Organizational Chart and Role of Vice Presidents
    • Assessment Process
      • Assessment at the Course/Department Level
      • Assessment at the Institutional Level
    • Conclusion

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assessment what s next
Assessment > What’s Next
  • Read the Assessment Plan and provide feedback to Institutional Assessment Directors
  • Develop comprehensive Assessment Communications Plan

All Faculty

September 2008

VPAA and Institutional Assessment Directors

  • Meet with Department Chairs to discuss and finalize assessment methodology and metrics
  • Workshops with all faculty members to discuss and finalize assessment methodology and metrics
  • Communicate Assessment Plan to non-faculty stakeholders

Department Chairs and Institutional Assessment Directors

All Faculty and Institutional Assessment Directors

October 2008

Students, Administration , etc. and Institutional Assessment Directors

  • Commence Program Reviews

All Stakeholders

November 2008

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assessment stay connected
Assessment > Stay Connected
  • Learning AssessmentLink on mySJC page
    • http://sigma.sjcme.edu/mySJC/LearningAssessment.html
  • Email LearningAssessment@sjcme.edu
  • Quarterly Newsletter starting January 2009

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