A number of people on campus play a role in understanding how students learn and what the student experience is like. Faculty take the lead in understanding and improving student learning in and across courses and academic departments. The individuals listed below have responsibility for assessment and institutional research on a macro level: Anne Goodsell Love, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Assessment Betty Volsario, Director of Institutional Research Angelo Araimo, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Enrollment and Planning
Books in Horrmann Library
See this list of assessment resources available for circulation from the Library.
Wagner College is a member of the Higher Education Data Sharing (HEDS) Consortium, which consists of more than one hundred small, private, nonprofit institutions around the country that are committed to sharing and using information to more fully enact their missions and promote effective liberal arts education. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. "NILOA’s primary objective is to discover and disseminate ways that academic programs and institutions can productively use assessment data internally to inform and strengthen undergraduate education, and externally to communicate with policy makers, families and other stakeholders." (from the NILOA website) Measuring Quality in Higher Education — an inventory of resources designed to assist higher education faculty and staff in assessing academic and support programs as well as institutional effectiveness. Resources include instruments (examinations, surveys, questionnaires, etc.); software tools and platforms; benchmarking systems and data resources; and projects, initiatives and services.
Liu, O. L., Bridgeman, B., & Adler, R. (in press). Measuring learning outcomes in higher education: Motivation matters. Educational Researcher. Ash, S. and Clayton, P. (2009). Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning: The Power of Critical Reflection in Applied Learning. Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education. Napoli, A. and Raymond, L. (2004). How reliable is our assessment data? A comparison of the reliability of data produced in graded and un-graded conditions. Research in Higher Education 45(8), 921-929.
Faculty and Staff
Schedule of assessment activities 2012-2015 For more information about our assessment initiatives please visit Moodle and use your username and password to enter the site. It contains internal documents, resources and tools to guide you in your assessment work.