QTA Goals 2008/09

Continue to develop and offer professional development workshops and information sessions for faculty and staff.
Potential topics include:

  • Design and use of rubrics
  • Design of single-use surveys
  • Assessment forum: open-ended Q&A for faculty
  • Embedded assessment of core curriculum

Function as reviewers of the revised protocol for Program Review, and provide input:

  • Review pilots.
  • Provide suggestions for sharpening the directions and adding examples as appropriate.
  • Assist with preparation of faculty engaging in program review.

Follow through with the review of institutional surveys/data sources:

  • Analyze results of the review conducted by vice presidents and their staffs.
  • Coordinate focus groups of users (e.g., faculty engaged in accreditation self-studies and in program reviews).
  • Complete the comparison/contrast of NSSE 1 and NSSE 2.

Maintain QTA website:

  • Add examples of best practices.
  • Post report on NSSE results.

Develop a comprehensive outcomes assessment plan:

  • Focus on both institutional effectiveness and student learning outcomes.
  • Integrate the results of the Planning Committee study should there be changes in the mission.
  • Aim for a complete publication, including related materials.

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