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CAS Training

  • CAS training is held to help departments begin the process of CAS self assessment. The team educates the department currently under review about the segments of the assessment and any associated challenges that go along with them. This year the Center for Spirituality and Campus Safety are participating in the self assessment process.

2012-2013 SLO Assessment Project

  • DAT members will work with the Divisional departments to help them gather evidence to assess the following SLO: “Students participate in educational or social events that promote understanding of cultural and human difference."
  • A report summarizing the results of the assessment will be created and shared with the division

2014 SLO Assessment Project 

  • To be determined

Professional development attendance by DAT members (IUPUI, WNY Roundtable)

    • Megan and Emily attended the Assessment Institute Conference at IUPUI on October 28-30, 2012  DAT will be reviewing Department CAS self-assessments from Student Conduct and Student activities in Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 respectively
    • DAT provided a professional development workshop intended to show the division ways to create a worthwhile assessment based on divisional SLO's and how to create an action plan based on the resultant data. 
    The Institute is designed to introduce participants to innovations in assessment.  Plenary events are presented by national assessment leaders.  Concurrent sessions provide a more in-depth perspective on specific topics.  A poster session will present details about instruments or techniques. Participants will learn about new techniques and proven approaches in a variety of outcomes assessment areas, including general education and major fields, as well as capstone experiences, civic engagement, ePortfolios, first-year experience, faculty development, and student development, each of which has its own track throughout the schedule. Several sessions are designed for beginners and others are for the more experienced practitioner.

    CAS reviews

    • DAT reviewed Department CAS self-assessments from Student Conduct and Student activities in Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 respectively 

    Recent Professional Development 

    • DAT guest speaker Dr. Andrew Wall spoke with the division in the Fall of 2012
    Dr. Wall is a chair of educational leadership and teaches classes in organization and governance of higher education, higher education policy and evaluation in education. Wall also co-authored the book Assessment Reconsidered: Institutional Effectiveness for Student Success (ICSSIA, 2008), with Richard P. Keeling, Rick Underhile, and Gwendolyn J. Dungy, which examines assessment practices in higher education, responding to greater expectations for institutional accountability and increasing assessment capacity to support student learning and success.

    • DAT provided a Spring 2013 professional development workshop intended to show the division ways to create a worthwhile assessment based on divisional SLO's and how to create an action plan based on the resultant data.  
    • DAT sponsored a Fall 2013 professional development workshop in conjunction with the Center for Spirituality that provided insight into a data collection surveying model with the use of the technology Survey Monkey
    • DAT will provide a Spring 2013 professional development opportunity to be determined
     

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