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Using Assessment to Inform Decision-making in AY 2017-18 UCORE Capstone [CAPS] Courses

As part of AY 2017-18 [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 courses based on assessments from previous semesters. Additionally, instructors indicating that they would be teaching their [CAPS] course again in the future were asked if they planned to make any changes based on assessments from this semester. Overall, 68% of instructors indicated that they had made or planned to make a change to their course based on assessment.

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 […]

Student Learning at the Foundational Level: AY 2017-18 English 101 [WRTG] Pilot Holistic Skills Assessment

Last academic year, 24 English 101 instructors participated in a pilot Holistic Skills Assessment Project to gauge student learning on written communication (a sub-goal of the Communication learning goal) for UCORE, as well as provide English 101 faculty with information for program development. As reported in the AY 2017-18 English 101 Holistic Skills Assessment Summary […]

May 2018 Assignment Design Workshop Registration

The Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning (ATL) is pleased to offer an assignment design workshop this May, “Clearer Assignments Promote Better Student Work,” designed to assist instructors in designing and refining assignments to more effectively foster and assess student learning, while increasing possibilities for student success. A well-designed and transparent assignment can promote […]

2017 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement Available

The 2017 UCORE Assessment Summary of Student Achievement (PDF) 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. 

Student Learning at the First-Year and Senior Level: 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Results

As reported in the 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement Summary of Key Evidence for UCORE (PDF), results from the 2017 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) indicated that 91% of seniors reported having “very much” or “quite a bit” of confidence in their ability to complete tasks requiring critical thinking and analysis of arguments […]

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 […]

Final Papers Assessment Project Participation Influences Teaching and Learning in UCORE First-Year Experience [ROOT] Courses

Participation in assessment offers ways for faculty to think about student learning in the curriculum and about how to support it most effectively in their own classes. For example, rubric use and participation in norming sessions can deepen a common understanding of program goals among faculty, and, over time, can help focus instruction and improve […]

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 (PDF), 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 […]