University Assessment Panel
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6 February 2009
The fifth meeting of the University Assessment Panel (UAP) was held on Friday, 6 February 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in Altgeld 203.
The Assessment Expo will be held on 20 February 2009 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
Susan Hatfield will present two workshops on Friday, 20 March 2009. The morning workshop entitled Leaving No Outcome Behind: Teaching, Learning and Assessment will be from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. The regularly scheduled UAP meeting will not be held so that UAP members can attend. This morning workshop will focus on keeping the emphasis of assessment on improving student learning while building a culture of assessment. For more information, or to register, go to the FDIDC website at http://www.facdev.niu.edu/facdev/programs/03202009a.shtml.
The second Susan Hatfield workshop entitled Getting Students Involved in Assessment †will held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more information and to register for this workshop please go to the FDIDC website at http://www.facdev.niu.edu/facdev/programs/march2009.shtml#mar20 .
Assistant Professor Bob Riggle presented findings of student focus groups conducted in spring 2008 which investigated practices that students use to assess their own learning. Questions focused on how students set goals for their learning, how they measure and direct their own learning, and how they identify and address gaps in their learning.
The focus groups were conducted by students in marketing courses taught by Dr. Riggle and sampled students from the Colleges of Business and Health and Human Sciences, and the
Graduate Alumni Survey Review
Swanson presented proposed changes to the graduate alumni survey and panel members provided feedback. These changes parallel the changes made to the baccalaureate one-year out survey last year.
Measuring UP 2008-State Report Card
The panel reviewed the
Measuring Up 2008 State Report Card for
Review of Status Reports
At a previous meeting funding requests were reviewed for the Psychology B.S. program and the Special Education B.S.. At that time the panel requested more information before considering the requests for funding. The additional information was provided by both programs and both funding requests were approved.
The status report for the
The status reports for the Political Science B.A., M.S. & Ph.D. were distributed prior to the meeting, but additional materials were received in the interim. These additional materials will be distributed to panel members and the status reports will be reviewed at the next meeting.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2009 from 10:00-12:00 in Altgeld 203.
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