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TRAINING SESSION “A” Online Assessment Tracking Database (OAT Db). The SHSU Web Development Group The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment The Academic Affairs SACS Liaison. BROUGHT TO YOU BY…. Performance Objectives for Training Session “A”. Dispel Dread
TRAINING SESSION “A”Online Assessment Tracking Database(OAT Db) The SHSU Web Development Group The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment The Academic Affairs SACS Liaison BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
Performance Objectivesfor Training Session “A” • Dispel Dread • Overview Assessment Concepts • Alleviate Anxiety • Introduce the OAT DB • Engender Enthusiasm • Assignment for Session “B”
Learning Outcome Objectivesfor Training Session “A” • Participants willexhibit decreased levels of dread in relation to their unit’s self assessment • Participants will be able to understand and communicate about assessment activities in commonly held terms • Participants will feel and express less worry about assessment processes • Participants will be able to locate, access and initiate use of the OAT Db and to recognize familiar terms used on the screens • Participants will display confidence and willingness to use the OAT Db to tackle their assessment planning and documentation • Participants attend Session “B” prepared to input their unit goals, objectives and indicators
Overview Assessment Concepts Relax! ..You already know this
Goals & Learning Outcome Objectives Mission Learning Outcome Indicators Educational Practices/Strategies Actions Feedback & Decisions Performance Criteria Assessment: Collection, Analysis of Evidence Evaluation: Interpretation of Evidence Assessment for Quality Assurance Academic Continuous Improvement Cycle © 2003 Gloria Rogers - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Goal & PerformanceObjectives Mission Performance Outcome Indicators Operational Practices/Strategies Actions Feedback & Decisions Performance Criteria Assessment: Collection, Analysis of Evidence Evaluation: Interpretation of Evidence Assessment for Quality Assurance Administrative Continuous Improvement Cycle © 2003 Gloria Rogers - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Reflect Program, Office, Dept, or Division Mission • Option to Relate to Parent’s Goal GOALS • Relate to one or more of your own or Parent’s Goals • Objective classification – Learning Outcome Objective • Objective Type OBJECTIVES • Associate with one or more of your objectives • Indicator classification – Learning Outcome • Who/What is being assessed • Individual conducting assessment • Measurement approach • Option to attach file with measurement instrument or other supporting doc. INDICATORS CRITERIA FINDINGS ACTIONS SHSU Online Assessment Tracking Database (OAT_DB)Assessment Elements and Their Relationships
Assessment Elements: A Different Form “CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PLANNING”Academic
Assessment Elements: A Different Form “CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PLANNING”Administrative
Assessment Elements: A Different Form PRESIDENT’S PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORTS
OUTLINED GOALS & OBJECTIVES Effectiveness-Planning & Review Style( Example Extracted and Edited from VP for Division of Academic Affairs for 2006-2007) • Academic standards and programs • Increase the variety of academic programs • Bring to approval a doctoral program in History • Submit to THECB • Bring the master’s degree in CJ online to operation • Identify potential audiences • Initiation of first online course • Increase the quality of academic and support programs • Enhance the Honors Program • Increase total number of students in the Honors Program to 330 • Increase the number of new freshman honors students from 68 students • Increase average SAT score of incoming honors students to1240 • Increase the scholarship dollars received by honors students • Enhance the University’s image and increase its public exposure • Increase public relations activities aimed toward prospective students • Student arts performances off campus • Increase by 10 percent • Arts faculty performances off campus • Increase by 10 percent
Preparation for Session “B” • Ready? Get Set! Come to Session “B” with your unit goals, objectives and indicators. • Hands-on activity, online • Accomplish Real Work • Commiserate, learn and share with peers
About Performance Objectives: Performance Objectives ..may be Process or Outcome Objectives • Process Objectives focus on the MEANS (i.e. process or mechanism) for attaining outcomes i.e. “We will teach five sections of FCIS 220 each year,” or “Three new technical programs will be added to the current curriculum.” ( academic administrative example) • Outcomes Objectives focus on the RESULTS of processes, not on the processes themselves: i.e. “Students will score at or above the national average on the Standards Exam” ( academic instructional example) Fhttp://www.dixie.edu/effective/fouryear.htmCIS Standards Exam.
About Learning Outcome Objectives: Learning Objectives ..must be Outcome Objectives • They must focus on the RESULTS of teaching processes or mechanisms , not on the processes themselves • They must focus on RESULTS that will be displayed or observed in the behaviors, abilities, attitudes of the LEARNERS affected by the educational processes or mechanisms i.e., “Students will score at or above the national average on the Standards Exam” (academic instructional example) Fhttp://www.dixie.edu/effective/fouryear.htmCIS Standards Exam.
CreatingOutcomes/Objectives Outcome: Detailed, specific, measurable or identifiable, and personally meaningful statements that are derived from the goals and articulate what the end result of a unit, program, course, activity, or process is. Outcomes should be: • Observable, Measurable (not necessarily, countable) • Manageable • Meaningful Learning Outcome: An easily identified action that a student is expected to demonstrate in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes upon completion of a program/course.