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Assessing the University Core Curriculum: Using the CAAP to Provide Student Profiles for the Departments. TAMU 14 th Annual Assessment Conference February 16-18, 2014 Tau Kadhi, PhD AVP for Learning Assessment West Texas A&M University. Topics Addressed. Need for Assessment

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Assessing the University Core Curriculum: Using the CAAP to Provide Student Profiles for the Departments

TAMU 14th Annual Assessment Conference

February 16-18, 2014

AVP for Learning Assessment

West Texas A&M University

• Need for Assessment
• Assessment at West Texas A&M
• What are the components
• Assessment Cycle
• What is the CAAP?
• What do the profiles look like?
• Future of Assessment at WTAMU
Need for Assessment

Class Average = 70%

80%

100%

80%

80%

70%

70%

70%

90%

60%

Prealgebra 8 of 9

Elem Alg8 of 9

IntAlg 4 of 9

CoordGeom 2 of 9

CollAlg 9 of 9

Trig 4 of 9

Need for Assessment

Inter Algebra

Coordinate Geom

Prealgebra

Coordinate Geom

0 missed

Trig

Coordinate Geom

Inter Algebra

Trig

Coordinate Geom

Inter Algebra

Coordinate Geom

Trig

Elem Algebra

Inter Algebra

Coordinate Geom

Trig

Inter Algebra

Coordinate Geom

Prealgebra

Trig

Methodology
• Administer instruments during week of April 7-11, 2014:
• Specific courses are identified by appropriate Directors/Chairs
• Instruments will be ordered to specific course numbers on March 3 (approximate 250 per subject area)
• Assign instrument as ???% of final grade for equal student motivation (will discuss more in Jan meeting)
• April 1, Department Chairs to receive instruments from Tau
• April 14, Tau collects instruments from Directors/Chairs and sends to CAAP
• April 25, Tau shares raw results to Directors/Chairs for optional grades
• Full assessment report provided by June 30 as per cycle
What are we working on?
• Spreading common assessment language
• Overcoming assessment myths
• Inclusion of Student Affairs and Student Support units
• University Learning Assessment Committee (ULAC) reporting of the University Academic Core
• Supporting Discipline Specific Knowledge (DSK) efforts
• Supporting General Learning Outcome (GLO) ad hoc committee efforts
• Organizing a comprehensive University Assessment Cycle (Assessment Audit Sheet)
• New reporting document (12 pages to 4 electronic pages)