SUMMER IS COMING!! BUT ASSESSMENT NEVER SLEEPS
Hello everyone! As we prepare for the heat of summer please check your A/C units and our next UOEEE newsletter. In addition to 100+° heat in the summer, death, and taxes, one of the few other certainties in life is assessment of student learning and our 10-year accreditation coming in 2023!
As always, this newsletter is meant to provide programs with pertinent upcoming information related to all things assessment at ASU.
Assessment Plan Revisions for Programs Going Through APR due to UOEEE – July 15th
New Program Application Final Submissions Due to UOEEE – July 31st
*Programs need to submit by this deadline to be reviewed by ABOR this calendar year
Assessment Reports due to UOEEE – Sept 30th
*Note: Reports are due to delegates before this date. Please check with your delegates for their due dates
UOEEE Assessment News
- Updated Handbook
- Important HLC Announcements (Repeat Announcement)
- Publication of Program Learning Outcomes (Repeat Announcement)
- Assessment Dashboards (Repeat Announcement)
- Indirect Measure Requirement
- Online Student Data Entry for Reports
- Assessment Plan Requirements for No Enrollment Programs
- Hide Comments
- Comment Placements
- Update report buttons
- Plan and Report Rubrics
Updated UOEEE Assessment Handbook: UOEEE’s Program Assessment Handbook has been updated to include information related to important policy updates summarized in this newsletter as well as more details to help programs navigate and submit assessment plans and reports. Links have been included throughout the handbook to assist programs in navigating directly to pertinent information both without needing to digitally “thumb” through the entire book. Some new handbook sections include: Elements on an Annual Assessment Report at ASU, Archival Data, and UOEEE Survey Data.
Important HLC Announcements (Originally Posted in Vol. 1 Issue. 2): The university is currently preparing for its next 10-year accreditation (2023 site visit) from the HLC, ASU’s regional accreditor. What does this mean for individual programs and how does this affect you? Given HLC’s strong focus on assessment, they will look at the assessment plans and reports of all programs at ASU in an attempt to determine if assessment is occurring (“wherever”) on all campuses and (“however”) in all modalities. The expectation is that each program will assess program learning outcomes and use the results for continuous improvement. Please help us prepare by having specific and measurable outcomes, sharing assessment results with faculty and students, using assessment results for continuous improvement. Please note that this will apply to both online AND immersion programs.
Publication of Program Learning Outcomes (Originally Posted in Vol. 1 Issue. 2): As part of HLC’s reaccreditation, program learning outcome from every program needs to be publicly accessible. This includes outcomes that are being assessed within the portal as well as any outcomes your program maybe assessing internally apart from the portal. These outcomes will be published to each program’s public facing page via degree search (example). Program outcomes will be published as programs go through the establishment process as well as the APR process. For programs currently going through APR, please ensure that your outcomes are prepared for public viewing by students and external evaluators as you are revising your assessment plan by December 31, 2021. If your program’s outcomes are ready for publication, no further action is needed on your part. Starting at the end of the current academic year (May 2022), there will be a section in the portal where programs can include all non-assessed outcomes for publication on the program’s degree page.
Assessment Dashboards (Originally Posted in Vol. 1 Issue. 2): UOEEE has partnered with the Action Lab to develop an assessment dashboard where assignment and exam grades are automatically collected from Canvas and aggregated for easy data analysis. The dashboard can be set up to allow programs to break data down any information found in Peoplesoft, including campus, student major, specific performance cutoffs, as well as various student demographics (i.e., race, gender, etc.). We are looking for programs that are currently utilizing rubrics (preferred) or exams within Canvas and would be interested is developing such a dashboard. If interested please contact us and we will help you set this up through the Action Lab.