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Imagine that you and your colleagues represent a committee charged with developing recommendations to the University Senate on how your institution could develop a culture of evidence and assessment across all areas of the institution. Imagine that this week’s discussion is an online interaction of the committee. As a collective group, develop and agree upon a set of proposals on how the institution might begin to shift to a more transformative assessment paradigm based on evidence and inquiry. How should assessment be used across the institution? Consider disciplines that do not have separate professional accreditation, business offices, and student affairs. How would this impact practices in and out of the classroom? How would the institution overcome issues that are the result of an ingrained system of accountability-based assessment? How would you persuade others of the value of participating in assessments?

Post

a summary of your thoughts on the questions above. Be sure to support your response with references to this week’s Learning Resources and personal references where applicable

Required Readings

Kilgore, D. (2003). Planning programs for adults.

New Directions for Student Services, 102

, 81–88.

Planning Programs for Adults. New Directions for Student Services, (102) by Kilgore, D. Copyright 2008 by JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. – JOURNALS. Reprinted by permission of JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. – JOURNALS via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Collins, D. R. (2008). A practical guide to assessment planning for institutional effectiveness and assessment [Online submission]. Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research.

Wong, E. J., Campos, F. C., & Buxton, R. W. (2008). Creating a culture of general education assessment.

Assessment Update, 20

(6).

Creating a Culture of General Education Assessment. Assessment Update, 20(6) by Wong, E. J., Campos, F. C., & Buxton, R. W. Copyright 2008 by JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. – JOURNALS. Reprinted by permission of JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. – JOURNALS via the Copyright Clearance Center.

Rivas, O., Jones, I. S., & Pena, E. E. (2010). Lessons learned while conducting educational program assessment.

Journal of Case Studies in Accreditation and Assessment, 1

, 1–8.

Required Media

Walden University, LLC. (Executive Producer). (2011). Program planning and assessment: Determining the effectiveness of a program evaluation. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note:

The approximate length of this media piece is 10 minutes.

This panel discussion considers the skills and values staff and faculty need to have to be effective in program evaluation.

Panelists:

Dr. Jody Fitzpatrick, Professor, Public Administration, University of Colorado, Denver

Dr. Stewart Donaldson, Dean, School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, California

Dr. Katrina Bledsoe, Senior Research Manager, Walter R. McDonald & Associates, Washington, DC

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Optional Resources

Jaschik, S. (2009). Assessing assessment.

Inside Higher Ed

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Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/01/23/assess.

The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. (2009).

Program review: Setting a standard.

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Retrieved from http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/01/23/assess.

Mesa Community College. (2011). Student outcomes assessment.

Retrieved from

http://www.mesacc.edu/about/orp/assessment/

• Assessment Week 2011, February 28 – March 4

• “Student Orientation” (Shockwave Flash Presentation)

Mesa Community College. (2011). Student outcomes assessment.

Retrieved from

http://www.mesacc.edu/about/orp/assessment/

• Assessment Week 2011, February 28 – March 4

• “Faculty Orientation” (Shockwave Flash Presentation)

Dillon, W. (1997). Involving community in program assessment.

Assessment Update

, 9(2), 4, 11, & 15.

Note:

Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.

Dean, K. L., Rombalski, P., & O’Dell, K. (2009). John Carroll University.

New Directions for Student Services

, 127, 37–43.

Note:

Retrieved from the Walden Library using the ERIC database.

Haney, L. R., & McClellan, D. (2009). Frederick Community College.

New Directions for Student Services

, 127, 21–28.

Note:

Retrieved from the Walden Library using the Academic Search Complete database.

  
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