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A Profile Of Sophomore Inquiry Students Fall 2018, Portland State University. University Studies Program, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jan 2018

A Profile Of Sophomore Inquiry Students Fall 2018, Portland State University. University Studies Program, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

This report presents a statistical profile of Fall 2018 Sophomore Inquiry students based on survey and University data.


A Profile Of Freshman Inquiry Students Fall 2018, Portland State University. University Studies Program, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jan 2018

A Profile Of Freshman Inquiry Students Fall 2018, Portland State University. University Studies Program, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

This report presents a statistical profile of Fall 2018 Freshman Inquiry students based on survey and University data.


University Studies Annual Assessment 2016-2017, Portland State University. University Studies Program Jan 2017

University Studies Annual Assessment 2016-2017, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Annual Assessment Reports

Annual in-depth examination and assessment of Portland State University's general education model, the University Studies Program. The tools and methods used to assess student learning are faculty driven and developed.


Acs/Unst Exploratory Studies Status Update, Portland State University. University Studies Program Oct 2015

Acs/Unst Exploratory Studies Status Update, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Assessment Research

This report examines the activities of the Exploratory Studies Program which was established during Fall 2015. There were 240 Exploratory (undeclared students) during Fall 2015, 188 of whom were enrolled in Freshman Inquiry. However, because we believe that all freshmen can benefit from Exploratory curriculum, Advising and Career Services partnered with University Studies to deliver decision making and career curriculum in all Freshman Inquiry courses, potentially reaching ~1400 students.


Rethinking Access To Student Support With The Maps Widget, Neera Malhotra, Erika Schnatz, Dana Lundell Apr 2015

Rethinking Access To Student Support With The Maps Widget, Neera Malhotra, Erika Schnatz, Dana Lundell

University Studies Assessment Research

The Provost’s Challenge project #113, reTHINKING Access to Student Support with the MAPS Widget, explored the online presence of University Studies (UNST) peer-mentor support team called Mentors Advocating and Promoting Success (MAPS). The grant money was used to create an online widget as a tool to access MAPS team by fellow mentors and students (SINQ + FRINQ) when in need. The project demonstrates that the widget tool not only facilitates instant access of the team’s support and resources, but it also is seen as a tool to document concerns that affect student retention within the University.


Online Sinqs And Capstones - Fall 2011 To Spring 2014, Meredith Michaud, Rowanna L. Carpenter Apr 2015

Online Sinqs And Capstones - Fall 2011 To Spring 2014, Meredith Michaud, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

We investigated students' profile, performance, and reported experience in online vs. face-to-face SINQ and Capstone courses.


Freshman Year Experience: A Comprehensive Review, Portland State University. University Studies Council Jan 2015

Freshman Year Experience: A Comprehensive Review, Portland State University. University Studies Council

University Studies Assessment Research

Report that conceptualizes the challenges faced by future freshmen, and recommend strategies, alignments, and any changes needed for developing a unique first -year experience that address these challenges.


Writing Outcomes Assessment, Portland State University. University Studies Program Jan 2015

Writing Outcomes Assessment, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Assessment Research

Summarizes findings in the Annual Report related to writing and quantitative literacy in Freshman and Sophomore Inquiry 2014-2015.


University Studies Annual Assessment 2014-2015, Rowanna L. Carpenter, J.R. Estes, Celine Fitzmaurice, Seanna M. Kerrigan, Annie Knepler, Dana Lundell, Neera Malhotra, Vicki Reitenauer, Erika Schnatz Jan 2015

University Studies Annual Assessment 2014-2015, Rowanna L. Carpenter, J.R. Estes, Celine Fitzmaurice, Seanna M. Kerrigan, Annie Knepler, Dana Lundell, Neera Malhotra, Vicki Reitenauer, Erika Schnatz

University Studies Annual Assessment Reports

During the 14-15 academic year, University Studies (UNST) adopted a “Goal of the Year,” communication. We introduced a new writing rubric, piloted the rubric and used it to review Freshman Inquiry (FRINQ) ePortfolios and Sophomore Inquiry (SINQ) writing samples. We investigated the usefulness of the rubric, the types of writing being asked of our students and how well our students’ writing reflects our expectations for their learning. At the Capstone level, we expanded our course ePortfolio assessment approach to include intentional faculty conversations about how they address the goal of communication in their courses. We continue to be interested in ...


Assessment Brief: Profile Of Online Sophomore Inquiry Students, Nicholas Osborn, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jan 2014

Assessment Brief: Profile Of Online Sophomore Inquiry Students, Nicholas Osborn, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

This report presents an academic and demographic profile of online SINQ students compared with students enrolled in face-to-face courses.


Freshman Retention Project: 2012-13 Report, Mirela Blekic Dec 2013

Freshman Retention Project: 2012-13 Report, Mirela Blekic

University Studies Assessment Research

This report summarizes the results of 2012-2013 Freshmen Retention Project and presents retention rates for various student populations.


A Profile Of Freshman Inquiry Students Fall 2013, Rowanna L. Carpenter Oct 2013

A Profile Of Freshman Inquiry Students Fall 2013, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

This report presents a profile of students enrolled in Freshman Inquiry courses during Fall 2013, including demographic, academic, and financial information.


A Profile Of Sophomore Inquiry Students Fall 2013, Rowanna L. Carpenter Oct 2013

A Profile Of Sophomore Inquiry Students Fall 2013, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

This report presents a profile of students enrolled in Sophomore Inquiry courses during Fall 2013.


Sinq Retention And Belonging: An Exploration Of Retention And Belonging Factors Of Portland State University Sophomore Inquiry Students, Cristina Restad, Christa Zinke Jan 2013

Sinq Retention And Belonging: An Exploration Of Retention And Belonging Factors Of Portland State University Sophomore Inquiry Students, Cristina Restad, Christa Zinke

University Studies Assessment Research

Research on sophomore success.conducted by graduate students. Examines factors related to SINQ student retention and sense of belonging at PSU.


Writing Outcomes Assessment Special Report, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jan 2013

Writing Outcomes Assessment Special Report, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

A group of faculty provided feedback on revised UNST writing outcomes as part of our annual ePortfolio review process. This excerpt from our annual report reflects a summary of their conversation and feedback.

Based in part on this feedback, a group of faculty met throughout the 2013-2014 academic year to revise the UNST writing rubric.


University Studies Annual Assessment 2012-2013, Portland State University. University Studies Program, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jan 2013

University Studies Annual Assessment 2012-2013, Portland State University. University Studies Program, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Annual Assessment Reports

Annual in-depth examination and assessment of Portland State University's general education model, the University Studies Program. The tools and methods used to assess student learning are faculty driven and developed.


Data To Action: Freshman Retention Project, Mirela Blekic, James Ofsink, Sukhwant Jhaj, Dan Fortmiller, Rowanna L. Carpenter, Paloma Harrison, Martha Dyson, Becki Ingersoll, Becky Sanchez, Robert Mercer, Amanda Nguyen, Louise Mcdonald Apr 2012

Data To Action: Freshman Retention Project, Mirela Blekic, James Ofsink, Sukhwant Jhaj, Dan Fortmiller, Rowanna L. Carpenter, Paloma Harrison, Martha Dyson, Becki Ingersoll, Becky Sanchez, Robert Mercer, Amanda Nguyen, Louise Mcdonald

University Studies Assessment Research

About 10% of freshmen students who are admitted in fall do not transition to winter term and about 15-20% of the students who complete their freshmen year do not return the following fall. In addition, students who have major concerns about financing their education and students who are not sure about their plans (as identified in FRINQ Prior Learning Survey) tend to leave at a higher rate. Similarly, students with HS GPA below 3.0 and conditionally admitted students tend to leave at a higher rate. Finally, about 80% of the students who indicate (in the FRINQ End-of-Year Survey) they ...


Assessment Brief: Writing In Sophomore Inquiry, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jan 2012

Assessment Brief: Writing In Sophomore Inquiry, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

SINQ students report on their previous writing experience and on the writing assignments and support in their SINQ courses.


Deepening Students’ Appreciation For Diversity Through University Studies Courses, Rowanna L. Carpenter Oct 2011

Deepening Students’ Appreciation For Diversity Through University Studies Courses, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

This report gathers assessment data related to the diversity learning goal across levels and multiple years.


Undergraduate Mentor Demographic Summary, Jacob Coppola, Rowanna L. Carpenter Oct 2011

Undergraduate Mentor Demographic Summary, Jacob Coppola, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

Undergraduate Mentors in Freshman Inquiry are placed in a unique position of influence. With each spending one entire year working with a single class, mentors will color the educational experience of over 1,200 Portland State freshmen each year. Given this significant role, it is important that mentors are demographically representative of the PSU student body. By compiling this report, we hope to better understand the composition of the Undergraduate Mentor population, as well as identity possible areas of representational imbalance.


A Profile Of Sophomore Inquiry Students Fall 2011, Rowanna L. Carpenter Oct 2011

A Profile Of Sophomore Inquiry Students Fall 2011, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

Presents a profile of students enrolled in SINQ courses based on responses to the Prior Learning Survey and demographic and academic university data.


The Impact Of Peer Mentoring At Psu, Portland State University. University Studies Program Apr 2011

The Impact Of Peer Mentoring At Psu, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Assessment Research

Since its inception in 1994, the University Studies (UNST) Program at Portland State University (PSU) has led the nation with a unique model of peer mentoring that supports student success and retention at Oregon’s largest and most diverse, urban university.

This report articulates mentors impact on their students and the impact of the mentoring experience on mentors.


What The Students Say...Eportfolio Learning Overview, Krys Roth Apr 2011

What The Students Say...Eportfolio Learning Overview, Krys Roth

University Studies Assessment Research

Undergraduate Mentor Krys Roth analyzed student survey comments and wrote this report summarizing the findings.


University Studies Annual Assessment 2010-2011, Portland State University. University Studies Program Jan 2011

University Studies Annual Assessment 2010-2011, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Annual Assessment Reports

Annual in-depth examination and assessment of Portland State University's general education model, the University Studies Program. The tools and methods used to assess student learning are faculty driven and developed.


Mentor Program Assessment 2010-2011, Portland State University. University Studies Program Jan 2011

Mentor Program Assessment 2010-2011, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Assessment Research

This excerpt from the 2010-2011 Annual Assessment Report summarizes course evaluation information for undergraduate and graduate peer mentors.


A Profile Of Frinq Students Whose Home Language Is Not English, Beth Hooker, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jan 2011

A Profile Of Frinq Students Whose Home Language Is Not English, Beth Hooker, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

This analysis revealed that the group of students enrolled in FRINQ who report speaking a language other than English in their homes is made up of immigrants, US born and international students who speak a wide range of languages. These students are likely to be first-generation college students and work fewer hours than their peers. Academically, writing is expressed as the top area where non-native speakers need support and they also express a need for help finding employment. In order to better understand the experiences and challenges for students who speak a language other than English at home, further research ...


Frinq Faculty Retreat, Portland State University. University Studies Program Sep 2010

Frinq Faculty Retreat, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Assessment Research

Presentation to FRINQ faculty on two projects connecting ePortfolio data with survey data focused on our Communication (writing) and Diversity learning goals.


Long-Term Impact Of Community-Based Learning On College Graduates: Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp Qualitative Study, Rowanna L. Carpenter Jun 2010

Long-Term Impact Of Community-Based Learning On College Graduates: Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp Qualitative Study, Rowanna L. Carpenter

University Studies Assessment Research

Provides an overview of an ongoing research project conducted by Capstone faculty and the Capstone Director analyzing interviews with students who had completed the Kiwanis Camp Capstone. This Capstone provides students with an opportunity to live with and provide direct service to a camper with disabilities.


University Studies Annual Assessment 2009-2010, Portland State University. University Studies Program Jan 2010

University Studies Annual Assessment 2009-2010, Portland State University. University Studies Program

University Studies Annual Assessment Reports

Annual in-depth examination and assessment of Portland State University's general education model, the University Studies Program. The tools and methods used to assess student learning are faculty driven and developed.


Barriers To Success In Fall Term Frinq: Faculty And Mentor Stories About Their Students, Michael Flower, Rowanna L. Carpenter, Mirela Blekic Jan 2010

Barriers To Success In Fall Term Frinq: Faculty And Mentor Stories About Their Students, Michael Flower, Rowanna L. Carpenter, Mirela Blekic

University Studies Assessment Research

Presents themes emerging from a series of conversations with FRINQ faculty and mentors about their students who were not returning to Portland State for Winter term.