Present: J.Bernier, T. Boggess, I.
Cucina, G.Goodnough, J. Krueckeberg, J. Kulig, N. Mathis, B. McCahan, Kathleen
The meeting started at .
group elected Irene Cucina chair for the next year.
for members of the board who could meet with the NEASC visiting team on
Monday, October 20 at .
Several members volunteered to attend and were asked to review self-study
Chapter 2, Planning and Evaluation, in preparation for the meeting.
updated the board on ongoing assessment activities:
participated in NSSE for the third time in 2003 and substantially
improved our response rate. We will be participating in NSSE 2004 and
plan to oversample the first-year class to include all new first-year
participated in the FSSE pilot and approximately half our full-time
faculty responded. We will also be doing FSSE again in 2004.
presented some of our NSSE results on Faculty Day. We plan to develop
more presentations, including FSSE data as well.
year students were given the College Student Expectations Questionnaire
(CSXQ) on the day before classes began. They will be given a follow-up
questionnaire, the College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEQ)
during Spring term. The board will develop twenty institution-specific
questions to be included on the CSEQ.
departments, Business and Psychology, administered ETS major field exams
to their students last Spring.
has made some curriculum changes based on department assessment activity.
reported on the Assessment conference in Seattle
that she, Barbara McCahan, and Julie Bernier
attended in June.
number of tracks/focus were addressed. These included:
Track 1: Aligning Teaching,
Learning and Assessing
Track 2: Exploring how technology
is advancing assessment of learning
Track 3: Assessing learning and
development outside the classroom
Track 4: Exploring how diversity
shapes teaching, learning, and assessing
Track 5: Documenting assessment
practices and results for accreditors and legislators
Track 6: Responding to last year’s
assessment research forum topics.
The focus areas were at the level
of course, program, institution and other.
Julie, Barb and Irene divided up
the sessions to try and get a variety of ideas and strategies to assist with
the assessment plans for PlymouthState.
¨One session presented by Gloria Rogers, vice
president for institutional research, planning and assessment, Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology was very informative regarding the reliability and
validity of reviewing electronic portfolios.
¨Royce Robertson and Irene Cucina are developing
a proposal to visit Rose-Hulman this spring when assessment of the electronic
portfolios will be done.
¨IWEBFOLIO is currently being used by over 200
first year students in the Education and HPER Departments. Royce is developing
a grant proposal to lower the cost of student use. The current cost is
group discussed several agenda items for the year:
with Bob Fitzpatrick regarding the Foundations of Excellence in the First
College Year project in which PlymouthState is a founding member.
the purposes and uses of the CSXQ and CSEQ.
workshops on assessment through the FacultyCenter for Learning and Teaching
the issue of obtaining Institutional Review Board approval for surveys of
offered to pay the conference expenses for board members who would like to
attend Fall Forum 2003, “Demonstrating Quality through Assessment” to be
held November 7 at Holy Cross.
meeting ended at . The
next meeting is scheduled for October 28 at in HUB TOWER ROOM.
Meetings for the rest of the year as of now are: November 18, December 2,
and December 16.