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Student Learning on WSU’s Seven Learning Goals: AY 2017-18 [CAPS] Course Assessment Results

As reported in the AY 2017-18 [CAPS] Course Assessment Reporting Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), assessment results indicated that 78% of students met or exceeded expectations at the graduating undergraduate level for Critical & Creative Thinking, 79% for Information Literacy, 79% for Depth, Breadth & Integration of Learning, and 78% for written communication. In […]

Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in AY 2016-17 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Courses

As part of AY 2016-17 [CAPS] Course Assessment reporting, instructors who indicated they had taught their [CAPS] course before were asked to report if they had made any changes to their course in fall 2016 and spring 2017 based on assessments from previous semesters. Additionally, instructors teaching their [CAPS] course for the first time were […]

Student Learning on WSU’s Seven Learning Goals: AY 2016-17 [CAPS] Course Assessment Results

As reported in the AY 2016-17 [CAPS] Course Assessment Reporting Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), assessment results indicated that 76% of students met or exceeded expectations at the graduating undergraduate level for Critical & Creative Thinking, 78% for Information Literacy, 79% for Depth, Breadth & Integration of Learning, and 76% for written communication. In […]

May 2017 Assignment Design Workshops

The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning (ATL) is pleased to offer two assignment design workshops this May, designed to assist instructors in designing and refining assignments to more effectively foster and assess student learning, while increasing possibilities for student success. Developing powerful, clear assignments is one of the most consequential intellectual tasks that […]

March 28 Faculty Panel on Capstone Courses

On March 28, Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) and the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning (ATL) will host a faculty development workshop, “Capstone Courses: Developing and Refining the Culminating Experience for Seniors” at noon in CUE 518. A WSU faculty panel will share their experiences developing and refining their capstone course and key assignment, […]

Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in Spring 2016 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Courses

As part of the Spring 2016 [CAPS] Course Assessment reporting, instructors were asked to indicate if they had made changes to their course in spring 2016 based on assessment from previous semesters. Overall, 39% of instructors indicated that they had made changes to their course in spring 2016 based on assessments from previous semesters. Most […]

Student Learning at the Senior-level: Spring 2016 [CAPS] Course Assessment Results

As reported in the Spring 2016 [CAPS] Course Assessment Reporting Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), assessment results indicated that, in courses with primarily seniors, 83% of students met or exceeded expectations at the graduating undergraduate level for Critical & Creative Thinking, 88% for Information Literacy, 82% for Communication, and 83% for Depth, Breadth […]

Faculty Work to Enhance Learning in Capstone Courses: Hutchings Workshop

WSU faculty had a unique opportunity over the summer to enhance high-impact culminating senior experiences for students. On May 25-26, WSU hosted a two-day workshop with Dr. Patricia Hutchings, senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), and previously senior scholar and vice president at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of […]

Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in [CAPS] Courses: 2015 [CAPS] Course Assessment Pilot

As part of the 2015 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Course Assessment Report pilot, [CAPS] instructors were asked to describe if they planned to make any changes to their course, assignments, or assessment. Overall, 54% of instructors indicated that they planned to make changes to improve the [CAPS] course. 

Assignment Design Workshop: Registration Deadline April 25

WSU faculty teaching senior culminating academic experiences (often called capstones) for an undergraduate degree or UCORE are invited to a unique summer opportunity to explore integrative learning and assignment design. WSU is proud to host a two-day workshop with Dr. Patricia Hutchings, senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and previously […]