Assessment Week 2022
Want insights on how to approach assessment right now? Have questions about assessment? Need a refresher on program and DDC assessment as we slowly move back towards normal university functioning?
Assessment Week has you covered with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions for your informational needs, paired with moderated Slack discussions for your questions and need for connection!
- Engage in conversations about updates to the Program Assessment report template
- Attend interactive sessions to explore data collected through DDC Assessment
- Browse through online resources, examples, and tools
Virtual & Live Sessions
Register for the remote and live interactive sessions about Program Assessment and DDC Assessment!
March 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Program Assessment New Template Launch
March 25, 9:30am - 11:00am - DDC QTPS Session
March 25, 1:30pm - 3:00pm - DDC QTPS Session
Asynchronous Learning and Engagement Materials
Explore the presentations, recordings, and materials below!
Using Assessment Grants to Fund Assessment Projects:
Assessment grants are available to provide your program with the resources to move forward with your assessment goals. Many programs have already used assessment grants to re-design shared assessment tools, gather and analyze assessment data on specific aspects of their programs, design protocols for continuous assessment, and much more. Peruse the asynchronous materials and then discuss with us or ask questions in our moderated Slack discussions!
- Information about Assessment Grants at UM-Dearborn
- The Assessment Grant Website
- Presentation slides about what assessment grants are, what they can be used for, and what you need to know to submit an application for an assessment grant @ UM-Dearborn..
Presentation slides and a video recording of a 2021 presentation of examples of using assessment grants for Online vs. In-Person Assessment Planning.
Using Canvas Outcomes for DDC & Program Assessment:
You can gather program and DDC assessment data on learning outcomes easily and directly in Canvas, by using assignment rubrics. High-enrolled DDC courses are using this functionality to streamline data collection. Learn how to set-up and use this canvas function, and then join a Slack chat to ask questions or discuss this approach.
- Presentation Slides and a video recording of a 2021 presentation, explaining how to use Canvas for outcomes assessment.
Online vs. In-Person Assessment Planning:
Many programs have had questions about how courses and assessment compare between in-person and online courses, and how to design assessments that might work in both modalities. Learn how two CASL programs recently used campus Assessment Grants to compare learning outcomes and assessment across in-person & online courses, and gain insights from a Hub Instructional Designer on how to design assessments that work in multiple modalities.
- In this video recording of the 2021 presentation includes presentations from POL & MPAP programs on their preliminary analysis of learning and assessment across courses designed to be taught both in-person and online (prior to the pandemic!), and a presentation from Sarah Silverman (Instructional Designer at the Hub) on how to approach assessments online & face-to-face.
- Find the slides here, for each other three presentations in the video from POL, MPAP, and Sarah Silverman.
Closing the Loop:
Refresh your approach to “Closing the Loop” in this asynchronous session. Gain insights on how you can use student assessment data to identify program strengths and weaknesses, thoughtfully and rigorously improve your program, and make a well-supported case for what your program needs to support student learning. Work through the asynchronous material on your own, then join a Slack discussion to raise questions and share your ideas about “Closing-the-Loop."
- These presentation slides on Using Student Learning Data to Support Program Improvement, from a workshop given by Jessica LaGrange in Fall 2018, reviews the purpose and value of student learning data, explores questions to consider while analyzing student learning data, and reviews possible ways to support program improvement and effectiveness with student learning data.
- This video on Using Assessment Results from John D. Hathcoat of James Madison University, describes techniques for using assessment results in order to enhance student learning and/or development. Dr. Hathcoat addresses two errors when making decisions about educational programs, the black box of assessment practice, as well as the underlying logic of assessment and suggests that understanding these issues allow us to effectively close the assessment loop.
Building Assessment Narratives:
In this asynchronous session, work through materials that help you think about the “story” your assessment data can tell you, and how you can plan, gather, and analyze assessment data through a structured narrative to better understand and communicate your findings. Join colleagues in a moderated Slack discussion on this topic, if you would like!
- This NILOA webinar on The Evidence-Based Storytelling Toolkit provides resources on how to think about and plan for telling a story of learning to specific target audiences. The NILOA presenters provide institutional examples of evidence-based storytelling, as well as guidance on communicating in a time of crisis and tips on messaging assessment efforts to faculty and staff.
- This NILOA Webinar – Beyond the Looking Glass: Tenets of Meaningful Transparency – discuss the role of transparency in student learning, communication about programmatic design, and processes and practices at institutions working to convey information of student learning in a clear and coherent manner to different audience(s). The importance of transparency to students and student voice in the process are explored through the example of the transparency project at Bridgewater State University. The webinar concludes with institutional strategies and considerations for transparency in a time of COVID-19.
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