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1Institutional Effectiveness (ie) and Assessment professional developmentInstitutional Effectiveness (ie) and AssessmentDr. Mimi Johnson and Dr. Syed RazaJanuary 6, 2014Trenholm State Technical CollegeProfessional Development10:40 AM – 11: 20 AM
2Agenda Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Assessment Relationship between IE & Assessment ProcessQ & A
3Definition and Goal of IE: “IE is the SYSTEMATIC, EXPLICIT, and DOCUMENTED process of measuring institutional performance against mission in all aspects of an institution.” (Resource Manual, 2013, p. 16)IE is the DOCUMENTATION of the quality and effectiveness of all of our programs and services.IE is linked to the decision-making process at all levels, including the institutional ’s budgeting process
8Institutional Effectiveness Five Keys to EffectiveInstitutional EffectivenessStrong leadership from PresidentPurpose determines objectives/ Expected outcomes with appropriate assessment toolsAppropriate MotivationAdequate Support and ResourcesActionable Data (Data should fit the outcomes, Not too general)
10Agenda: Assessment Definition What does Assessment mean at Trenholm State?What is your Role in Assessment?
11Assessment:An examination and review of evidence representing levels of performance, accomplishment, and knowledge.Formative assessment: focused on providing feedback to support improvement (e.g., not graded)Summative assessment: focused on evaluating or judging the level of observed performance (e.g., graded)
12Points to remember about Assessment People trust and understand the processThey should believe that this process work to their advantage,Everyone is continuing to use it and people are not on their own way
131. What Does Assessment mean at Trenholm State Technical College? 1.1: Something required by SACSCOC1.2: What instructor does in the classroom?1.3: What administrators do in their departments?1.4: Used for continuous improvement1.5: Used to Evaluate Performance1.6: Talk about it but really do not do it1.7: We do it but not sure about the quality
142. What is your Role in Assessment? 2.1: Faculty conducting assessment in courses2.2: Assessment and Accountability Coordinator2.3: IE/Assessment office staff providing assessment support2.4: IE/Assessment Director managing Assessment program2.5: Others
16Level of Assessment: Classroom assessment: Course assessment Determination of individual student performance at course level by instructorsCourse assessmentDetermination of how well a course in meeting student learning outcomesProgram assessmentDetermination of how well an academic program is meeting student learning outcomesDetermination of how well an education support program is meeting its objectivesInstitutional assessmentDetermination of institutional performance
18Core Requirement 2.5:“The institution engages in ongoing, integrated, and institution wide research-based PLANNING and EVALUATION processes that (1) incorporates a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW of institutional mission, goals, and outcomes, (2) result in CONTINUING IMPROVEMENT in institutional quality, and (3) demonstrate the institution is effectively ACCOMPLISHING ITS MISSION.” (Principles of Accreditation, 2012).
20Core Requirement 2.5: There are two processes involved: PLANNING is on-going, integrated, institution wide, and research-based.EVALUATION is on-going, integrated, institution wide, and research-based.
21What do we mean by:ON-GOING – currently functioning system, not a partial process but one where the loop is closed (more than once), recent evidenceINTEGRATED – institutional planning and evaluation processes are linked to each other, linked to decision-makingINSTITUTION-WIDE – Macro view, strategic planningRESEARCH-BASED – Data are transformed into information, evidence-driven plans and decisions, actions are supported by internal and/or external research
22What do we mean by:SYSTEMATIC REVIEW – review process is presented and described, it is clearly followed, it is sequential, not a collection of ad hoc activitiesCONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – actual evidence of improvements – institutional, not unit level – with clear linkage to planning and evaluation/assessment findingsACCOMPLISHING THE MISSION – strategic plans that are successfully implemented and strategic goals are achieved
23Comprehensive Standard (CS) 3.3.1: The institution identifiesExpected outcomesAssesses the extent to which it achieves these outcomeAnalysis the resultsProvides evidence of improvement based on results
24Comprehensive Standard Conti… CS – EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (INCLUDE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES)CS – ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICESCS – ACADEMIC AND STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICESCS – RESEARCH WITHIN ITS MISSION, IF APPROPIRATECS COMMUNITY /PUBLIC SERVICE WITHIN ITS MISSION, IF APPROPIRATE
27Institutional Questions: Is there is a need for some consistency among different program assessment plans?Example: college-wide competenciesHow does the institution know that programs are using assessment plans to improve programs?How does the institution improve the quality of program assessment plan?How does an institution provide evidence of compliance with assessment accreditation standards?