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2017 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement Available

The 2017 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement is now available to WSU faculty, leadership, and other stakeholders. This report is intended to summarize results of UCORE-related student learning assessment on WSU’s Seven Learning Goals of Undergraduate Education, using data collected through 2017 and available to the UCORE Assessment subcommittee.  » More …

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, 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 courses where faculty members found enough elements to evaluate student learning on additional learning goals, instructors indicated that 83% of the students met or exceeded expectations for oral communication, 80% for visual communication, 78% for Scientific Literacy, 86% for Diversity, and 79% for Quantitative Reasoning

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Assessing Student Learning at the First-Year Level: AY 2016-17 Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Final Papers Assessment Results

As reported in the AY 2016-17 [ROOT] Final Papers Assessment Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE, assessment results indicated that, on average, 98% of first-year students partially met, met or exceeded expectations at the first-year undergraduate level at the end of their UCORE first-year experience [ROOT] course on rubric outcomes related to Critical & Creative Thinking. Additionally, 98% partially met, met or exceeded expectations for outcomes related to Information Literacy and 98% for written communication» More …

2016 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement Available

The 2016 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement is now available to WSU faculty, leadership, and other stakeholders. This report is intended to summarize results of UCORE-related student learning assessment on WSU’s Seven Learning Goals of the Baccalaureate, using data collected through 2016 and available to the UCORE Assessment subcommittee in Spring 2017.  » More …

Student Learning at the First-Year and Senior Level: 2014 & 2015 Combined National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Results

As reported in the 2014 & 2015 National Survey of Student Engagement Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE, results from the 2014 & 2015 Combined National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) indicated that 84% of seniors felt their experience at WSU contributed to their knowledge, skills, and personal development in thinking critically and analytically “very much” or “quite a bit”. In addition to Critical and Creative Thinking, results from the 2014 & 2015 NSSE also provided indirect evidence of student learning on Quantitative Reasoning, Information LiteracyCommunicationDiversity, and Depth, Breadth & Integration of Learning at the first-year and senior levels. » More …

2015 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement Available

With the new general education curriculum in place for freshmen entering in 2012, UCORE produced its first assessment summary report, the 2015 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement, to provide an initial view of student achievement on key learning goals. This report summarizes results of UCORE-related student learning assessment on the seven WSU Learning Goals for WSU faculty, leadership, and other stakeholders, using data collected through 2015.  » More …

Research Services Librarians Conduct and Use Information Literacy Assessment

Information Literacy, one of WSU’s Seven Learning Goals of Undergraduate Education, refers to effectively identifying, locating, evaluating, using responsibly and sharing information for the problem at hand. The nearly thirty WSU research/public services librarians, across all campuses (including fully online WSU Global), provide library instruction to faculty, students, and staff. Subject specialist librarians and departmental liaisons offer information literacy instruction in their respective disciplines and subject areas. Many of the public services librarians are part of the Library Instruction Team which focuses on collaborative instructional work with academic and co-curricular programs.  » More …

Using Final Papers Assessment Project Results to Improve UCORE First-Year Experience [ROOT] Courses

The Final Papers Assessment Project results provide Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] faculty with information about students’ grasp of program outcomes. In this way, rubric scores from student papers evaluated by program faculty can be used to direct and improve instruction.   » More …

Student Learning at the First-Year Level: AY 2015-16 Roots of Contemporary Issues [ROOT] Final Papers Assessment Project Results

As reported in the AY 2015-16 [ROOT] Final Papers Assessment Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE, assessment results indicated that 93% of first-year students partially met, met or exceeded expectations at the first-year undergraduate level at the end of their UCORE first-year experience [ROOT] course on rubric outcomes related to Critical & Creative Thinking. Additionally, 96% partially met, met or exceeded expectations for outcomes related to Information Literacy and 79% for Diversity» More …

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 commonly the changes were to assignments or instructional approach.  » More …