Information and resources in the Assessment section of this site are intended to help make assessing learning in programs easier to do and the results more useful to faculty. In addition to the links on these pages, be sure to check Assessment Help in the menu on the right.
- Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning(Developed under the auspices of the AAHE Assessment Forum)
- SOAP and Annual Report Reviews Presentation (Fall Assessment Coordinators Meeting, Sep 2011)
- Annual Assessment Report to the Provost
- Provost's Assessment of Learning Award
- Learning Assessment Team (LAT)
- GE Outcomes and Program Review
- Effectiveness (Examples of Program Evaluation & Planning Indicators)
- Assessment Blog
- Presidents' Alliance for Excellence in Student Learning and Accountability
- Lessons Learned (Examples of Closing the Loop)
- Training and Assistance
- Other On-Campus Resources
- Sources to Consider for Publication
Dr. Nagy Bengiamin's complete presentation on the Learning Assessment Team's SOAP and Annual Review process presented at the Fall 2011 Assessment Coordinators Meeting, September 9, 2011.
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The annual report to the Provost is due at the end of the spring semester. In order to help you respond to the Learning Outcomes section of the report, the Learning Assessment Team (LAT) has put together this sample report.
The Learning Assessment Team (LAT), formed in 2009, aims to strengthen outcomes assessment across the campus both in quality and ease of implementation by promoting and facilitating the sharing of resources, best practices, expertise, and assessment experiences. This collaborative approach is intended to reduce labor, raise the overall quality of assessment, support Assessment Coordinators, and recognize and utilize faculty with discipline- or methods-specific assessment expertise. Members provide feedback to the Provost and departments on the status of programs' assessment.
- General Education Learning Outcomes
- Program Review Policy and Processes
- Undergraduate Program Review Committee
- Graduate Program Review Committee
- Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
- Writing Competency Subcommittee
In 2011, Fresno State joined the Presidents' Alliance for Student Learning and Accountability. Members of this national initiative commit to gathering, reporting on, and using evidence to improve student learning. Click here to see Fresno State's specific commitments. Fresno State data, research, assessment, and evaluation information and reports can be seen throughout the OIE website.
Examples of how Fresno State faculty are using learning assessment results to improve programs and help students succeed. (All documents are in PDF)
- Active Verbs for Writing Learning Outcomes (Bloom's Taxonomy Action Verbs)
- Assessment Tips from Experienced Assessment Coordinators
- How To Know If Your Program Assessment Is On Track - WASC Rubric (Accreditor)
- Making Assessment Manageable
- Department/Program Assessment Coordinator Role
- Basic Assessment Steps & Hypothetical Example
Debbie Kemp, CSB faculty and Undergraduate Academic Program Review Subcommittee member
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- Assessment Coordinators Listserv
Any CSU, Fresno faculty or staff member may join this list. To subscribe, please contact Marie Fernandez at 278.3906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- University of Kentucky's Assessment Listserv
Instructions to subscribe to their listserv
- Social Research Laboratory
Dr. Ed Nelson, Director, College of Social Sciences, Social Science 106, (559) 278-2275. For assistance with telephone surveys.
- Alumni Association
To get names and contact information to administer alumni surveys, contact Alex Perez, Alumni Association Director of Data and Information Services at 559.278.4036 or email@example.com
- Technology Innovations in Learning, and Teaching (TILT)
TILT provides faculty with tools to help improve teaching and learning through technology. Offers technology training and assistance with online course design. You may contact TILT at (559) 278-7373, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CSALT - Formerly CETL) CSALT focuses on the pre-eminence of learning and the vital role of engagement and teaching. CSALT can be conceptualized as an: 1) idea incubator, think tank, & faculty forum 2) evidence-based learning laboratory 3) Individual faculty development and 4) Initiative-based change agent
- Course-Based and Program-Based Assessment Handbooks
- Books About Assessment
Recommendations from Linda Suskie, Vice President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- Does Assessment Matter? What the Engineers Say
This study was conducted by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)
- Assessment for Learning
Dr. Bill Moore, long-time Assessment Coordinator for the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges talks about assessment as intrusion and as teaching. (video, 5:46 minutes)
- A list of journals that publish in assessment
- For those interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning