AAC&U Greater Expectation Institute
Assessment is a vital component of any program or initiative in terms of monitoring and strengthening its impact. Assessment involves establishing outcomes (programmatic, learning, etc.), verifying that efforts are aligned with those outcomes, assessing impact, and “closing the loop” by using what is learned to make improvements. This presentation focused on characteristics of quality assessment, such as the need for it to be valid, reliable, actionable, and efficient. AAC&U’s cluster of intellectual and practical skills for a liberal education include inquiry and analysis; critical and creative thinking; written and oral communication; quantitative literacy; and teamwork and problem solving. Information literacy relates to and incorporates many of these learning outcomes and was used as an example to illustrate how collaboration among campus professionals and robust assessment can lead to effective student engagement and learning.
Education; Higher – Evaluation; Universities and colleges — Curricula – Evaluation
Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Education Policy | Library and Information Science
Iannuzzi, P. A.
The Role of assessment in furthering student engagement, inclusion, and achievement.
Presentation at AAC&U Greater Expectation Institute,
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/libfacpresentation/52