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
Rosemary Anastasio, Director of Institutional Research
Angelo Araimo, Vice President for Enrollment and Planning
Books in Horrmann Library’s Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research
See this list of assessment resources available in the Library.
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.
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.
Evaluating Student Learning. (2007). In Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources (2nd ed., p. 34-36). Philadelphia: Middle States Commission on 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
For more information about our assessment initiatives please visit Moodle and use your username and password to enter the site. It contains resources and tools to guide you in your assessment work.