Academic Administration

Assessment System Implementation Timeline

The chart below details the timeline for implementation of a campus assessment system as developed by the Council for Advancement of Student Learning. 

Deadline dates for activities in 2008-09 are highlighted (pink) in the chart below and summarized here.  Go to the Forms page for suggested formats. 

Each piece feeds into the next step.  Next fall, we'll pick up the work with a November 1 goal of a complete set of program outcomes for the campus.  We will also need to work on outcomes and assessment of the liberal education core.  Together, program and liberal education outcomes will combine to produce a graduate that meets all six institutional outcomes. 

Deadline dates for activities in 2009-10 are highlighted (yellow) in the chart below and summarized here. 

When

What

Who’s Responsible

How/Details

Dec 15, 2008

Implementation plan and timeline announced to campus

Jackie and CASL

 

Now through March 21

Faculty and staff work on program and learning outcomes

Department heads and directors (or designee) will lead discussions in their units

See Guide for Developing SLOs Outcomes can be submitted at any time and will be posted to the assessment web pages. 

Nov 25, Dec 4 and 11

Online seminar series:  Assessing Student Learning

Jackie

3 seminars purchased for delivery by internet; open to all faculty and staff

2009 spring semester

English, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Electrical/Computer Engineering programs will pilot the new assessment module of ePortfolio 5.3

Jackie, Paul Treuer, Lisa Reeves, program faculty

Pilot programs will enter outcomes, collection guides, identify who scores, enter rubrics, etc. 

Feb 19-20, 2009

Faculty/staff development

Jackie, Jill Jenson and Ken Risdon from Writing Studies

Barbara Walvoord will provide 2 days of training for faculty and staff. 

Feb 28, 2009

Target date for approval of institutional outcomes

EPC (supported by Jackie)

 

Feb 28, 2009

Target date for approval of student development outcomes, and mapping to institutional outcomes

Julie Westlund; Jackie

VASSL appointed working group to draft for CASL approval

March 28, 2009

Program learning outcomes submitted to VCAA

Submitted electronically from Dean/Vice Chancellor to Jackie, or electronically from Department Head/Director (or designee) with hard copy signed by Dean/Vice Chancellor to follow

Use Guide for Developing SLOs

March, 2009

Appoint faculty/staff groups to develop rubrics to measure each institutional outcome

CASL

 

April 1, 2009

Faculty/staff development plan for 2009-10 proposed

CASL

Jackie will contract with consultants as needed

April 18, 2009

Program outcomes mapped against institutional outcomes

Submitted electronically from Dean/Vice Chancellor to Jackie, or electronically from Department Head/Director (or designee) with hard copy signed by Dean/Vice Chancellor to follow

Use Map to Inst Outcomes

May 15, 2009

First draft of required program courses mapped against program outcomes

Department Head/Director or designee.  Faculty will continue discussions around outcomes and begin to identify where the outcomes are addressed throughout the curriculum. 

Use Map Program Outcomes 

Spring 2009

Programs with assessments in place will pilot assessment reporting guidelines

Submitted electronically from Dean/Vice Chancellor to Jackie, or electronically from Department Head/Director (or designee) with hard copy signed by Dean/Vice Chancellor to follow

Required elements to be defined by CASL

Sept 2009

Assessment Day

CASL

Identify a date and schedule a program designed for sharing outcomes and plans

Sept 2009

Appoint faculty group to research tests to assess institutional outcomes (VSA requirement)  CLA, CAAP, MAPP)

CASL

 

Oct 1, 2009

Final curriculum maps due to college and/or director

Submitted electronically from Dean/Vice Chancellor to Jackie, or electronically from Department Head/Director (or designee) with hard copy signed by Dean/Vice Chancellor to follow

Use Map Program Outcomes

November 1, 2009

Program plans for assessment of learning outcomes signed off by Dean. 

Submitted electronically from Dean/Vice Chancellor to Jackie, or electronically from Department Head/Director (or designee) with hard copy signed by Dean/Vice Chancellor to follow

Required elements to be defined by CASL

Spring 2010

First assessment reports collected from programs/functions

Submitted electronically from Dean/Vice Chancellor to Jackie, or electronically from Department Head/Director (or designee) with hard copy signed by Dean/Vice Chancellor to follow

Required elements to be defined by CASL

Fall 2010

First tests administered to measure institutional outcomes (to comply with VSA)