Posts Tagged ‘assessment’

Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Movement Moves Away from Standardized Tests, According to National Survey

July 26, 2016

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released its third report from a national survey of Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) conducted by Hart Research Associates.  This year’s report, “Trends in Learning Outcomes Assessment,” highlights findings from the 2015 survey of a representative sample of chief academic officers at AAC&U member institutions including respondents from […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: What Students Can Bring to and Learn from Assessment

June 13, 2016

Faculty engagement has long been recognized as an essential element in successful assessment programs.  What has received less attention is the value of involving students.  It’s easy, alas, to think of students as the objects of instruction and assessment. But in truth, they are critical partners in the teaching-learning process, uniquely positioned to bring personal […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Building a Culture of Assessment – An Unlikely Partnership between Mahatma Gandhi and CAEP

May 16, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi once described culture as something that “resides in the hearts and in the soul” of a group. Gandhi’s implication was this: Culture is an integral force within a group, a subconscious pulse of its existence. Although Gandhi was referring to the culture of a nation, we can draw parallels to the culture of […]

Speaker Spotlight: A Personal Perspective on LiveText’s Assessment Conference

May 2, 2016

In the summer of 2002, LiveText hosted its first annual assessment conference. At that time, my institution was considering adopting LiveText so I attended the conference with a primary goal of getting some early clients’ input regarding both the technology and the company itself. I recall a total conference attendance of about 35 people and […]

‘Un-dirtying’ the word Assessment

March 24, 2016

I watched a presentation recently given by a college administrator, who advised audience members to consider changing vocabulary on campus. Wouldn’t it be better if we said that we worked to develop a culture of ‘innovation’ rather than ‘assessment’? Makes sense…innovation sounds much more positive and has less baggage. It’s fair to say that historically […]

Three Items for the University Assessment Professional’s Workspace

March 3, 2016

Our jobs entail working closely with faculty, staff and campus administrators to ensure that students are successfully acquiring knowledge, skills, competencies, and values. Keeping those end goals in mind, we design programs, curricula, assignments and continuously monitor progress. Collaborating across departments, we reflect on results to see whether we’ve met our goals and then we […]

Increase Student Performance Via Assessment

February 18, 2016

We all know why the assessment of student learning is important… Assessment – that is, consistent, ongoing, timely feedback – is required for any kind of student, unit, program, and institutional improvement to occur. This process provides: Opportunities for the academic community to engage in self-reflection of its learning goals, to determine the degree to which these […]

Top 5 Challenges in Improving College and University Assessment

February 10, 2016

 Choosing meaningful assessments to  support your institution’s goals is an  important step toward driving  measurable change in student  outcomes. We’ve been fortunate to work with colleges and universities to implement our  Assessment Insight System™ (AIS™) in order to do just that. We’ve assisted our  partner institutions to identify and remove a number of barriers, better […]

Moving Beyond Compliance to Actionable Assessment Practices

January 22, 2016

We’ve all seen the headlines when an institution runs afoul of its accreditor. It isn’t pretty. The institution faces serious operational and reputational risk. The path back to good standing devours resources and distracts from the core educational mission. The importance of institutional compliance is undeniable. But can a strong focus on compliance actually detract institutions from […]

Complimentary Webinars: Technology for more Effective Program Review

January 18, 2016

Join us to see how LiveText can help you to implement a Systematic and Effective Program Review process. LiveText’s Assessment Insight System™ (AIS) provides institutions the ability to implement a systematic Program Review process and streamline the distribution of academic and nonacademic assessment plans. With AIS™, institutions and programs are able to monitor all planning […]