Story Categories: Assessment

Bruce Chadwick 16x9
September 30, 2016
American historian, George Washington expert will give the 10th anniversary Kaufman Repage Lecture on Oct. 12 Keep reading →
151118 Ken Bain 16x9
November 10, 2015
Author of ‘What the Best College Teachers Do’ to lead interactive program, Nov. 18 Keep reading →
October 22, 2015
High-impact practices (HIPs) such as learning communities, undergraduate research, service learning, and internship and field experiences are positively associated with student learning and success. Research in higher education supports student involvement in multiple HIPs across their years of study, and Wagner students do so significantly more than their peers at comparison colleges and universities. See […] Keep reading →
February 10, 2015
“For years, the value of a college degree has been determined not by the most important outcomes of a college education, but by the easiest outcomes to measure, namely, job and graduate school placement rates and alumni salaries . . . . These outcomes do not reflect the missions of higher education institutions, and they […] Keep reading →
April 7, 2014
In its assessment of the Senior Learning Community (SLC) program, the Psychology department found that students were not making as many connections between theory and practice when they were doing independent research studies as when they were doing practica in professional/work settings. In addition to revising and emphasizing the element of reflection in the SLC […] Keep reading →
April 3, 2014
Wagner College’s strategic plan (approved October 2011) states in part, “We are dedicated to a model of personalized education that integrates the singular field based learning opportunities of New York City into the breadth and depth of the liberal arts, the sciences and professional studies. At Wagner, theory and practice are joined to form the […] Keep reading →
February 6, 2014
Nearly all Wagner students (94%) responding to the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement (NASCE*) said that it is "very" or "somewhat" important that they assist those in need in their community, and 92% agreed that Wagner promotes community service among the student body. Sixty-five percent reported engagement in service while at Wagner; this […] Keep reading →
February 6, 2014
The GPI has six scales that measure global student learning on three dimensions: cognitive (knowing and knowledge), intrapersonal (identity and affect), and interpersonal (social responsibility and social interactions). The responses of Wagner’s first-year students were very similar to the responses of other first-year students on all six scales. The item with the highest agreement for […] Keep reading →
August 15, 2013
"Civic engagement is the action that is taken to impact the community; civic thinking is what prepares students to participate in civic action" (Ehrlich, 2000). Promoting critical thinking and citizenship are two of Wagner's institutional goals. Critical Thinking for Civic Thinking (CT)2 assesses critical thinking in the context of civic engagement by asking students to […] Keep reading →
April 30, 2013
Our first media literacy workshop was a day full of learning, hands-on practice, experimentation, and fun. Three guests speakers, Karen Cowden, Matt Stoltzfus, and Alan Levine presented Wagner faculty with case studies on teaching information literacy and using Poll Everywhere, flipping the classroom and using Learning Catalytics, and incorporating blogging and storytelling into the classroom using WordPress sites. Below […] Keep reading →