Assessing Student Learning and Learning Styles Through Inquiry

Dr. Peggy Maki Education Consultant Writer and Assessment Editor
Monday, January 12th to Thursday January 15th. 2009

CORE Assessment Committee
Monday, January 12th 2009 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Dr. Maki will be meeting with members of the CORE Assessment Committee and the Schools/College Assessment Coordinators. 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Dr. Maki will meet with Chancellor Anderson, Dr. Conway and Dr. Young for dinner.

College of Arts and Sciences
Tuesday January 13, 2009 8:00 am – 8:45 am 9:00 am – 11:00 am Breakfast with Dean and College Assessment Coordinators

Presentation on developing assessment plans and measures specific to the following departments: Natural Sciences, Math/Computer Sciences, English/Foreign Languages, Performing and Fine Arts Lunch with CAS students representatives (Student Government; Natural Sciences, Math/Computer Sciences, English/Foreign Languages, Performing and Fine Arts) and Assessment Coordinators/Committee Q/A session with Math and Computer Sciences (Location: Lyons Science Annex Rm120) Q/A session with Performing and Fine Arts (Location:Lyons Science Annex Rm 129) Q/A session with English/Foreign Languages (Location:Lyons Science Annex Rm 127) Q/A session with Natural Sciences (Location:Lyons Science Lyons Science Annex Rm 121) Wrap-up meeting with College Dean, Assessment Coordinators,

11:30-12:30pm

1:00 pm – 1:35pm 1:40pm – 2:15pm 2:30 pm -3:05pm 3:10 pm- 3:45pm 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Assessment Committee and Administrators.

Wednesday January 14, 2009 8:00 am – 8:45 am 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Breakfast with College Assessment Coordinators and Assessment Committee Presentation on developing assessment plans, common rubrics, and measures specific to the following departments: Nursing, Government/History, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology Lunch with CAS students representatives (Student Government; Nursing, Government/History, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology) and Assessment Coordinators/Committee

11:30-12:30pm

1:00 pm – 1:25pm 1:30pm – 1:55pm 2:00pm- 2:25pm 2:30 pm – 2:55pm 3:00pm- 3:25pm 3:30pm – 3:55pm 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Q/A session with Criminal Justice (Location: Lauretta Taylor Bldg, Rm 313) Q/A session with Social Work (Location: Lauretta Taylor Bldg, TBA) Q/A session with Nursing (Location: Lauretta Taylor Bldg,TBA) Q/A session with Government/History (Location: JKSA 119) Q/A session with Sociology (Location:Taylor Social Science Conference Rm (TS111) Q/A session with Psychology (Location: Lauretta Taylor Bldg, 2nd floor Conference Rm) Wrap-up meeting with College Dean, Assessment Coordinators, Assessment Committee and Administrators.

School of Business and Economics
Thursday January 15, 2009 8:00 am – 8:45 am 9:00 am- 11:30 am Breakfast with Dean and SBE’s Assessment Coordinators Meeting with the School of Business and Economics Faculty

Dr. Maki will be meeting with the School of Business and Economics faculty to walk through one of the degree programs, as an example, with the faculty asking questions as she proceed giving feedback. The expected outcome is for the faculty to get a better understanding of where they are in the overall assessment process, with emphasis on the following areas: 1. Feedback on the rubrics 2. The importance of collaboration among faculty teaching the same course (different sections) in both developing the rubric and in aligning how they are evaluating student work with the rubric 3. Faculty’s role in developing improvement plans 4. Provide examples of improvement plans

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5. Importance of tracking assessment results year over year 6. Rubric evaluation methodologies (e.g., teams, committees, groups, etc.)

School of Education
Thursday January 15, 2009 12:00 noon – 12:45 pm 1:00 pm- 3:30 pm Lunch with Dean and SOE’s Assessment Coordinators Meeting with the School of Education Administrators and Assessment Council

Dr. Maki will be meeting with the School of Education Administrators and Assessment Council (to serve as an outside evaluator) to discuss her detailed feedback (to include recommendations) on the following documents and processes: 1) The SOE's newly revised assessment manuals (undergraduate and graduate) 2) Descriptions of our 6-8 major assessments & rubrics for undergraduate students and A-licensure candidates 3) Descriptions of our major assessments & rubrics for School Leadership candidates 4) Integrating NCDPI Teacher Performance Rubric and School Executive Rubric efficiently and effectively 5) Integrating feedback loop and Taskstream efficiently and effectively

Dr. Maki’s Assessment exit briefing in the Chancellor’s Conference Room
Thursday January 15, 2009 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (all are expected to attend.)

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Assessing Student Learning and Learning Styles through Inquiry is made possible through the kind support of Title III.

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