What’s New from the Assessment Council – 2014-15

We have some new Assessment Council members coming on board this year.  Welcome to Aaron Gibbs, Mathematics, William Brown, Automotive, Ginny Radom, Practical Nursing, and Mark Swails, Library

They join our current council members:

Assessment Council Membership

Dr. Sheri Barrett, director, Office of Outcomes Assessment, co-chair

Dr. Beth Gulley, associate professor, English

Kay King, Associate Professor, Chair, Administration of Justice

Valerie Mann, Student Access Services, notetaker coordinator, adjunct associate professor, Learning Strategies & Writing Center

Anna Page, Co-Chair, assistant professor, Dietary Management, Hospitality

Dr. Terri Teal, professor, Vocal Music

Krista Thomas, associate professor, Science

Highlights of November 2014 – Assessment Council

Revisions to the Mini-Grant Process

Council members considered changes to the mini-grant application and evaluation rubric. Council members discussed the proposed changes and will vote on changes in the December meeting.

Professional Develop Sessions – January

The Council reviewed a list of proposed session for the January PDDs. Topics will include Excel training, Program Review and Assessment, General Education Learning Outcomes, and Launching Assessment Strategies. In addition, the World Café will be offered on the Friday of PDD week, and the Assessment by Design workshop will take place on Friday, January 9th.

Moving Forward with Assessment – Regional Conference

The Council received an update on the current conference proposals for the April 10th assessment conference being hosted by JCCC. JCCC faculty will be encouraged to sign-up early to take advantage of the additional workshops being offered by Dr. Tom Angelo, this year’s keynote speaker.

 

 

Highlights of October 2014 – Assessment Council

Assessment by Design Workshop Offered

OOA will be hosting a new assessment workshop, “Assessment by Design: A Comprehensive Workshop,” on January 9, 2015, the week prior to Professional Development Days.  Registration is limited, so register now with CRN 34141  Call OOA if you have any questions.

Submit a Proposal for Upcoming Assessment Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for the April 10, 2015 5th Annual Regional Community College Assessment Conference – Moving Forward with Assessment.  Proposals are due by November 15.  Contact Sheri Barrett with questions (x7607).

Membership Change

The council welcomed new member, Mark Swails, who will replace Jessica Tipton as the library representative on the Assessment Council.

Highlights of September 2014 – Assessment Council

The Assessment Council approved a new “Fast-Track” mini-grant option.  The new type of mini-grant would fund up to $100.00 for books on assessment for a department or faculty member.  The new fast track mini grant option does not require departmental or dean’s signatures. (Attached is the new Fast-Track application for distribution).

The Assessment Council is seeking proposals for the 5th Annual Regional Community College Assessment Conference scheduled for April 10, 2015.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Moving Forward with Assessment.”  Keynote speaker at this year’s conference will be Dr. Tom Angelo, author of Classroom Assessment Techniques. Please consider submitting a proposal. If you have questions if something will work or not let me know!

Sheri will come and do a Brownie Break for departments or division specific to our needs! Please let her know if you would like to schedule her in.

Brown Bag Brownie Break – Using D2L to Assess Course and Campus wide SLOs is schedule for Tuesday, September 16th, 3:30-4:40 pm GEB 264.

First Coffee Break of the semester will be Wednesday, September 24th, 9-10 am in Café Tempo.

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