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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Western Michigan University

2015

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Let's Talk About Assessment!, David S. Reinhold Apr 2015

Let's Talk About Assessment!, David S. Reinhold

Assessment in Action Conference

This presentation was from the plenary session at the Western Michigan University Assessment in Action Conference 2015 which took place on Friday, April 3. The session was an interactive discussion highlighting some of the main topics of assessment. Attendees were asked to respond to various questions regarding assessment issues using clickers and each question was followed by a group discussion of the results. The session also laid the framework for the sessions presented at the conference that day.


Investigation Of A Career Exploration Course's Impact On Student Career Development, Mark St. Martin, Adam Osborne, Shaakira Jones, Michael Bobbitt Apr 2015

Investigation Of A Career Exploration Course's Impact On Student Career Development, Mark St. Martin, Adam Osborne, Shaakira Jones, Michael Bobbitt

Assessment Fellows Grant

Mark St. Martin, Associate Professor, Western Michigan University Counseling Center, Adam Osborne, MA, Shaakira Jones, MA and Michael Bobbitt, MS, at WMU shared this poster at the Assessment in Action Conference 2015 on April 3. The group were recipients of one of the 2014-2015 WMU Assessment Fellows Grants to conduct research to measure the effectiveness of the UNIV 1020 Career Exploration and Development course at WMU on student career knowledge and decision-making skills. This poster provided information regarding their assessment project.


Effect Of Information Literacy Instruction On Students In The Revamped Phys 3100 Course, Carrie C. Leatherman, Christopher Hoffmann Apr 2015

Effect Of Information Literacy Instruction On Students In The Revamped Phys 3100 Course, Carrie C. Leatherman, Christopher Hoffmann

Assessment Fellows Grant

Carrie Leatherman, University Libraries and Chris Hoffmann, Department of Physics at Western Michigan University, shared this poster at the Assessment in Action Conference 2015 on April 3. They were recipients of one of the 2014-2015 WMU Assessment Fellows Grants to conduct research on assessing the effectiveness of information literacy instruction by teaching students to use appropriate sources when doing their pre-lab write-ups for their course, PHYS 3100: Intro to Modern Physics Lab. This poster provided information regarding their assessment project.


Goal Attainment Scaling: An Interprofessional Assessment Of Student Learning, Ann M. Chapleau, Jennifer Harrison, Kathryn Hillenbrand, Edward Roth, Kimberly Searing Apr 2015

Goal Attainment Scaling: An Interprofessional Assessment Of Student Learning, Ann M. Chapleau, Jennifer Harrison, Kathryn Hillenbrand, Edward Roth, Kimberly Searing

Assessment Fellows Grant

Ann Chapleau, from the Department of Occupational Therapy, Jennifer Harrison, from the School of Social Work, Kathryn Hillenbrand, from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Edward Roth, from the Department of Music Therapy, and Kimberly Searing, from the Bronson School of Nursing at Western Michigan University, shared this poster at the Assessment in Action Conference 2015 on April 3. The group were recipients of one of the 2014-2015 WMU Assessment Fellows Grants to conduct research on assessment of personal professional development for students at WMU at selected clinical training locations. This poster provided information regarding their assessment project.


Writing Observable And Measurable Learning Objectives, Eli Collins-Brown Apr 2015

Writing Observable And Measurable Learning Objectives, Eli Collins-Brown

Assessment in Action Conference

This session will show participants how to write learning objectives (or outcomes) that are useful to the student and essential for faculty who want to improve student learning and assessment in their courses. Writing observable and measurable outcomes is not a difficult task once you learn the process to follow. By the end of this session, participants will be able to distinguish between content, learning activities and learning objectives and apply the three-step process for writing observable and measurable learning objectives.


Rubrics: The Good, The Great And The Awesome, David S. Reinhold Apr 2015

Rubrics: The Good, The Great And The Awesome, David S. Reinhold

Assessment in Action Conference

The basic contents of a good rubric will be discussed, as well as the versatility of rubrics. The session will spend some time on rubric calibration and introduce how rubrics can be used for both grading and assessment.


Assessment Resources: How Do I Find The Help I Need?, Karen Stokes Chapo Apr 2015

Assessment Resources: How Do I Find The Help I Need?, Karen Stokes Chapo

Assessment in Action Conference

If you are searching for best practices for assessment and/or education and assistance with all things pertaining to assessment of student learning, this session will show you where to find some reliable and useful online resources including information about local assessment conferences.


Western Michigan University Assessment In Action Conference 2015, Office Of Assessment And Undergraduate Studies Apr 2015

Western Michigan University Assessment In Action Conference 2015, Office Of Assessment And Undergraduate Studies

Assessment in Action Conference

No abstract provided.


You've Collected Tons Of Assessment Data, Now What?, David S. Reinhold Apr 2015

You've Collected Tons Of Assessment Data, Now What?, David S. Reinhold

Assessment in Action Conference

The early results of Academic Program Planning at Western Michigan University in 2015 indicate that many units within the university are having some issues with closing the assessment loop. Data is gathered and reported, but often times, program improvements are not the result of data analysis. This session discussed how we can keep our eye on the assessment prize, continuous improvement.


Student Support Unit Assessment Panel, Anne Lundquist, Kate Bates, Laura Darrah, Dianna E. Sachs Apr 2015

Student Support Unit Assessment Panel, Anne Lundquist, Kate Bates, Laura Darrah, Dianna E. Sachs

Assessment in Action Conference

Staff in 3 Student Support Units at Western Michigan University shared information and lessons learned during this panel session at the Western Michigan University Assessment in Action Conference 2015:

¨ Laura Darrah, Residence Life: Using National Benchmark Data for Affirmation, Improvement and Change

¨ Diana Sachs, University Libraries: Direct and Indirect Assessment Initiatives, including studies of student and faculty satisfaction, learning, and perception of library resources and services.

¨ Chris Sligh and Kate Bates, Student Activities and Leadership Programs: Sharing Outcomes and Results: Using Assessment to Tell Your Story


Using Assessment To Improve Teaching And Learning, Amy Bentz Apr 2015

Using Assessment To Improve Teaching And Learning, Amy Bentz

Assessment in Action Conference

In this session, there was a discussion regarding the differences between formative and summative assessments, as well as how to utilize both types of assessment strategies to improve learning and teaching. Best practices were be shared and specific examples were provided. Participants left the session with multiple assessment techniques that could be utilized in the classroom.


Writing Your Student Support Unit Assessment Plan: Tips, Techniques, And Resources, Anne Lundquist, Cari Robertson Apr 2015

Writing Your Student Support Unit Assessment Plan: Tips, Techniques, And Resources, Anne Lundquist, Cari Robertson

Assessment in Action Conference

Working on your student support unit assessment plan? Want some guidance on how to get started, keep moving, or wrap it up? We will share tips, suggestions and ideas for any phase of the process. We will also highlight best practices from other institutions.


Academic Unit Assessment Panel, Betsy Aller, James Cousins, Barbara Sagara Apr 2015

Academic Unit Assessment Panel, Betsy Aller, James Cousins, Barbara Sagara

Assessment in Action Conference

Three assessment practitioners at Western Michigan University will discuss their experiences with assessment activities, successes, and lessons learned, with time for Q&A.


Using Lassi To Assess Peer Academic Success Coaching, Katie Easley Apr 2015

Using Lassi To Assess Peer Academic Success Coaching, Katie Easley

Assessment Fellows Grant

Katie Easley, Director of Student Success Services in the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University, shared this poster at the WMU Assessment in Action Conference 2015 on April 3. Katie was a recipient of one of the 2014-2015 WMU Assessment Fellows Grants to conduct research on assessment of student learning in the Peer Academic Success Coaching program at WMU. This poster provided information regarding her assessment project.