QTA Goals 2009/10

Complete the Integrated Assessment Plan:

  • Review chapter drafts.
  • Collect appendices.
  • Update existing materials/practices (e.g., accredited/certified majors).
  • Present full draft for review to key staff.
  • Publish the plan.

Apply assessment methodology to revised Goals of the Core Curriculum:

  • Gather additional assessment “best practices” that reference the core goals; add to public website.
  • Design professional development sessions to assist faculty, instituting an across-the-curriculum approach/responsibility for assessing core.
  • Identify/Develop suggested strategies for assessing core within the majors; post on public website.

Contribute to the revision of Program Review as requested/appropriate.

Prepare for Middle States Association accreditation self-study:

  • Review Commission publications on assessment.
  • Review 2002 self-study and 2007 PR&R assessment chapters; develop list of recommendations and also changes in assessment-relevant institutional practice since those years.
  • Identify areas of strength and weakness vis a vis Commission expectations; determine how best to address the weaknesses and initiate strategies.

Respond to the deficits identified by 2008 NSSE:

  • Review data indicating significant change from the 2006 NSSE as well as significant (negative) deviation from peers.
  • Rank the items so as to identify areas of greatest concern using institutional mission as the determinant.
  • Identify strategies for validating and measuring the identified areas of concern.
  • Draft recommendations.

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