SLOs and Program Review Resources
Most of the references are from Assessment Leadership Academy
- Rubric Resources
- Although primarily aimed at K-12 education, you or your colleagues may find these useful for identifying rubrics that could be adapted and for generating rubrics with pre-set templates.
- Assessment and Accreditation
- Adelman, C. (2009). The Bologna Process for U.S. Eyes: Re-Learning Higher Education in the Age of Convergence. < http://www.ihep.org/assets/files/EYESFINAL.pdf>
- Brittingham, B. (2008). An uneasy partnership: Accreditation and the federal government. Change, 40 (5), 32-39.
Click this link to download: Brittingham.pdf
- Ewell, P. (2002). Perpetual Movement: Assessment After Twenty Years. Available at http://www.teaglefoundation.org/learning/pdf/2002_ewell.pdf
- Ewell, P. (2008 ). U. S. Accreditation and the future of quality assurance: A tenth anniversary report from the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Washington DC: CHEA, Chapters 1 and 6.
- Lumina Foundation. Degree Profile Q&A <http://www.luminafoundation.org/newsroom/newsstories/topics/2011-01-25-degree_profile_QA.html> If you found this intriguing, read more about it in this report: Lumina Foundation. (January 2011), The Degree Qualifications Profile. <http://www.luminafoundation.org/publications/The_Degree_Qualifications_Profile.pdf>
- Neal, A. (2008). Seeking higher education accountability: Ending federal accreditation accreditation. Change, 40 (5), 24-31. <http://www.changemag.org/Archives/Back%20Issues/September-October%202008/full-seeking-higher-ed.html>
- Provezis, S. (2010). Regional Accreditation and Student Learning Outcomes: Mapping the Territory. NILOA Occasional Paper 6 <http://www.learningoutcomesassessment.org/documents/Provezis.pdf>
- SJVC SLO Toolkit
- The Role of Student Affairs in
Student Learning Assessment http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/documents/StudentAffairsRole.pdf
- Educational Effectiveness Review (WASC)
- JFK University Program Review Guide
- WASC Program Review Resource
- Program Review
- Cambridge, D., Cambridge, B., & Yancey, K., Electronic portfolios 2.0, Chapter 1-3, 7, 10, 17, and 22.
- Hutchings, P. (May/June, 2009). The new guys in assessment town. Change. Available at http://www.changemag.org/May-June%202009/full-assessment-town.html
- Inter/National Coalition For Electronic Portfolio Research Cohort V Reports. Please read the reports from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Denver. Available at http://ncepr.org/cohort5.html
- Joint Information Systems Committee. (2009). E-portfolios infoKit. Bolton, UK: JISC. http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/e-portfolios/ [As you review the JISC InfoKit, pay particular attention to the Misconceptions, Emerging Lessons, and Preparing for Success sections and think about how you might apply the “threshold concepts” outlined in the last of these sections to assess the readiness of your campus or programs for using eportfolios (or other authentic assessment approaches) and for planning implementation.]
- Shavelson, R. J., Klein, S., & Benjamin, R. (2009). The Limitations of Portfolios. Available at http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/10/16/shavelson [Be sure to read the comments that follow the article.]
- Rhodes, T. (2011) Making Learning Visible and Meaningful Through Electronic Portfolios, Change, Jan./Feb. 2011 [available at http://www.changemag.org/Archives/Back%20Issues/2011/January-February%202011/making-learning-visible-full.html]
- Campus Engagement
Read the following and consider the challenges of engaging faculty and staff in assessment and successful strategies/approaches for developing an institutional culture that supports engagement in assessment. Each of these readings describes structures, strategies, and approaches to promote change or to create a culture at the institutional level. Consider their fit with your campus for your future use of these approaches. Connect these ideas to your campus profile assignment and initial planning of your project. Develop a list of questions for our meeting with Adrianna Kezar.
- Banta & Associates, Building a Scholarship of Assessment, Chapter 10, 14
- Driscoll & Wood, Developing Outcomes-Based Assessment for Learner-Centered Education, Chapter 2
- Eckel, P. & Kezar, A. (2003). Key strategies for making new institutional sense. Higher Education Policy, 16(1), 39-53.
Click this link to download: Eckel & Kezar key strategies.pdf
- Ehrman, S. (2010). Taking the Long View. Change (September/October, 2010).
Click this link to download: Ehrman Taking the Long View.pdf
- Huba, M., Schuh, J., & Shelley, M. (2006) Recasting Doctoral Education in an Outcomes-Based Framework. Chapter 9 in Maki & Borkowski, The Assessment of Doctoral Education. Click this link to download: Huba Chapter 9.pdf
- Kezar, A., & Eckel, P. (2002). The effect of institutional culture on change strategies in higher education: Universal principles or culturally responsive concepts? The Journal of Higher Education, 73(4), 435-460. Click this link to download: Kezar&Eckel.pdf
- Mellow, G., & Tallmadge, R. (2005). Creating the resilient community college. Change, 37 (3), 58-66.
Click this link to download: Mellow&Talmadge.pdf
- Suskie, Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (2nd edition), Chapters 5-7
- Case Study. Be sure to read this before our meeting with Adrianna Kezar because we will discuss it when we meet. Print a copy and bring it with you to the meeting.
Click this link to download: Kezar Olivet College case study.doc
Read the following and consider aspects of leadership for creating institutional change and to develop your repertoire of leadership strategies for the institutionalization of assessment:
- Guskin & Marcy, Pressures for Fundamental Reform: Creating a Viable Academic Future. In Diamond, Field Guide to Academic Leadership, Chapter 1
- Diamond, Gardiner, & Wheeler. Requisites for Sustainable Institutional Change. In Diamond, Field Guide to Academic Leadership, Chapter 2
- Lick. Leadership and Change. In Diamond, Field Guide to Academic Leadership, Chapter 3
- Ramaley. Moving Mountains: Institutional Culture and Transformational Change. In Diamond, Field Guide to Academic Leadership, Chapter 5
- Theall, Evaluation and Assessment: An Institutional Context. In Diamond, Field Guide to Academic Leadership, Chapter 14
Read the following and consider possible approaches/strategies for assessing programs and activities in Student Affairs at your campus, as well as possibilities for collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs professionals. Develop a list of questions for when we meet with Katie Busby.
- ACPA & NASPA, Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners <http://www.naspa.org/programs/prodev/Professional_Competencies.pdf>
- The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) Learning and Developmental Outcomes <http://celect.org/uploads/files/0001/3285/CAS_outcomes_chart.08.pdf> OR click this link to download: CAS Outcomes(1).pdf
- Kuh & Hinkle. Enhancing Student Learning Through Collaboration Between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. In Diamond, Field Guide to Academic Leadership, Chapter 19
- Schuh & Associates, Assessment Methods for Student Affairs, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 10
- Schuh & Gansemer-Topf, The Role of Student Affairs in Student Learning Assessment, NILOA Occasional Paper #7 <http://www.learningoutcomeassessment.org/documents/StudentAffairsRole.pdf>
- Upcraft & Schuh, Assessment vs. research: Why we should care about the difference. About Campus, March-April 2002. Click this link to download: Upcraft_AssessmentvResearch.pdf
- Zelna, C. L. (2009). North Carolina State University. New Directions for Student Services, 127, 53-59. Click this link to download: Zelna.2009.NCSU.pdf
- Scholarship of Assessment
Read the following chapters for ideas and approaches for promoting the scholarship of assessment. Think about examples associated with your study and practices of assessment. Be ready to use Trudy Banta as a source of ideas for your own scholarship of assessment.
- Banta & Associates, Building a Scholarship of Assessment, Chapters 5 and 6
- Driscoll & Wood, Developing Outcomes-Based Assessment for Learner-Centered Education, Chapter 11
- Banta. T.W. (2010). Are There Measures for Improvement AND Accountability? Assessment Update, 22(1), 3, 10. Click this link to download: AreThereMeasuresForImprovement.pdf
- Banta. T.W. (2008). Trying to Clothe the Emperor. Assessment Update, 20(2), 3-4, 15-16. Click this link to download: TryingToClotheTheEmperor.pdf
- Banta. T.W. (2009). New Opportunities for Pushing the Wheel Forward. Assessment Update, 21(4), 3-4, 16. Click this link to download: NewOpportunitiesForPushingTheWheelForward.pdf
- Suskie, Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide (2nd edition), Chapter 18.
Read the following to review WASC ACCJC expectations for educationally effective use of assessment.
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