2021-22 Awards for Student Learning Assessment Practices
The Assessment Subcommittee annually reviews nominees' annual program assessment reports and selects the Excellence in Assessment award recipients. An award in the same category for the second time is designated Continued Excellence, and third-year awards in the same category are designated Sustained Excellence.
Communication Sciences & Disorders B.A.Sc.
Measurement (Excellence). The undergraduate program follows the same measurement practices used by the graduate program, including multiple measures for assessing each student numerous times throughout the curriculum and common rubrics used by all faculty. The program's APA Report included multiple assessment sources for measuring and evaluating program learning outcomes.
Measurement (Continued Excellence). For the second consecutive year, the English program documented information on the APA Report describing the reliability of their measures and multiple forms of validity.
Secondary Teacher Education Program
Measurement (Sustained Excellence). The Secondary Teacher Education Program has demonstrated sustained excellence in program assessment. Each year, STEP uses multiple internal and external measures for the assessment of program learning outcomes. They also involve internal and external raters and reviewers to enhance the reliability and validity of the measures.
College and Advanced Writing Program
Stakeholder Involvement (Excellence). The College and Advanced Writing Program’s assessment practices require all faculty who teach the courses, including College in the Schools, to provide assessment data for the same learning outcomes during the same term. Faculty meet to discuss the rubrics and calibrate their assessments, which provides for reliable data and facilitates ongoing improvements to assessment practices. The assessment report is finalized by a committee including multiple faculty, one student, and a reference librarian. Course information and assessment reports are then presented to departments across campus (requiring their students to take WRIT 31xx) for discussion and feedback to improve instruction and assessment.